World’s best various kinds of barbecues — from Indian to Brazilian

( CNN) Americans are perhaps the standard bearers of the “barbecue.” Come summer, U.S. backyards and parks are full of people meeting around sauce-slathered chicken and other meats. But famed as America’s grill skills may be, many would claim it can’t hold a glowing charcoal ember to the meat-charring culture of, say, Argentina or South […]

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San Francisco cheap eats: Foodie clears the fog on where to go

( CNN) Observing the best culinary bite for the buck is a challenge in any food-obsessed town with a reputation for toppling even the healthiest dining budget. Take San Francisco. No surprise that the great foodie mecca is home to a recent over-the-counter eatery trend( dubbed “fast fancy” by the San Francisco Chronicle) where a […]

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BBQ bonding: How grilled meat united South Africa

( CNN) Nqobani Mlagisi grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, where grilling, smoking and curing meat was such a part of everyday life that he didn’t genuinely notice it was happening. Cooking meat outdoors is one of the few shared experiences across southern Africa, a tradition that crosses the region’s racial, class and national […]

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Best 23 cities for street food — from Mumbai and Miami to Marrakech

( CNN) Sidewalk vendors, move carts, holes in a wall — even in cities with rich reputations for fine dining, some of the best meals are on the streets. Places like Hong Kong have blurred the line between haute cuisine and quick convenience food, as humble dim sum diners win Michelin stars. That’s still the […]

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Reuben Riffel: South Africa’s guy-next-door turned celebrity chef

( CNN) With top-rated eateries, Tv proves and a cabinet of culinary honors, Reuben Riffel is without doubt one of South Africa’s most successful celebrity chefs. But that phrase “celebrity chef” doesn’t sit quite right. Maybe because it conjures up a Gordon Ramsay-style persona, all screaming, pots slamming and tempers flaring.

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#CNNFood Challenge: Dessert favorites from around the world

( CNN) Dieticians often talk about the importance of feeing your a five-a-day. Easy, just so long as those key nutritional groups are dessert, dessert, dessert, dessert and dessert. From chocolate-covered strawberries to pistachio-sprinkled baklava, our latest #CNNFood challenge has encouraged sugar fans around the world to show us their favorite delicacies.

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The female chefs nominated for the James Beard Awards are on fire

( CNN) The James Beard Awards are the Oscars of the food world, coveted by American chefs and food professionals every year. The 2017 ceremony was keep May 1 in Chicago, and it looks like hours are changing. This year, 27% of the semifinalists were female, compared with 19% in 2009. That includes chefs, tart […]

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