Italian trade and business officials have aunched a campaign -- the "Italianissimi" project -- which focuses on educating consumers about what products are authentically Italian.
This weekend, Lebanon unveiled the Guinness World Record's largest platter of hummus. The massive hummus (above, left) weighed in at 10,452 kilograms.
A Filipino-Canadian boy reprimanded by his teacher for eating with a fork and spoon (which is customary in the Philippines) won a discrimination suit he filed against his school in Quebec.
A survey conducted jointly by the French magazine Madame Le Figaro and the BBC's food magazine Olive found that the British spend more time in the kitchen than the French.
Poutine -- the Quebecois creation of fries topped with cheese curds and gravy -- is making its way into the U.S.
"Turn on a TV anywhere in the world and you will see an idiot with a spoon. And every newspaper and magazine has recipes and a photo of the dish taken from above like a cadaver. It's a form of onanism and is masturbatory. We must normalise food rather than put it on a pedestal far out of reach."
"I once had a strange moment in Rome. There were these young, groovy things, and I discussed a chicory with them. They were proudly saying it was a Roman chicory. I feel that in London, no one discusses the perfect London cabbage with me, especially if they're groovy and young."