There aren't many people who can claim that their lives have been changed by an egg tart, but chef Raymond Wong - who heads Macau’s Institute for Tourism Studies Educational Restaurant - says when he tasted Macau’s famous local Portuguese tarts there was no looking back.
“I left Hong Kong when I was just nine years old,” says Wong, who grew up in San Francisco and studied at the culinary program at San Francisco City College.
“But when I came back here in 2004, I went to Macau with my fiancé and she took me to a famous shop for egg tarts.”
Polish cities, attitudes and styles: they've all developed their own distinct identities since the country parted with communism almost 25 years ago - but can the same now be achieved with Polish cuisine?
That's the aim of Wojciech Amaro, an award-winning Polish chef and the man behind the country's first Michelin Star restaurant, who is intent on changing perceptions of his country's culinary craft.
"We're trying to draw a new line for Polish cuisine," Amaro explained. "(This means) having a new combination (of ingredients) but in the end, people can feel this is Poland on the plate."
Noodle chefs beware, a noodle making robot is coming for your job. CNN's David McKenzie has the story of the Noodlebot.
In the hills of Burundi, farmers tend their coffee crop. Their livelihoods depend on a good harvest.
Coffee in the small central African nation is more than just a hot drink; it's a valuable commodity that props up Burundi's agrarian-based economy.
The world of Starbucks baristas and double macchiatos are an alien concept to coffee growers in one of Africa's poorest nations, where 55% of the population earns their livelihood from Arabica beans.
Chantal Ka-Hor-Rury, a coffee trader and head of a collective that helps farmers bring their crop to market, is committed to helping Burundi expand its coffee industry.
The British love a good argument over a pint, and what could be a better topic than which pub deserves to be called the nation’s oldest?
It’s a touchy subject - there’s possibly no more cherished symbol of Britain than a snug pub with a fire crackling in the corner.
And if it’s ancient, well, that’s really the froth on the ale.
There are several contenders for the crown of Britain’s oldest inn.
The problem is how to judge them.
It's a meticulous harvest which forbids the use of a spade, let alone tractors.
Crouched deep within a field full of purple crocuses, groups of villagers come together every year for a back-breaking fortnight, harvesting saffron.
With great precision, and grubby fingernails, flowers containing the rare, precious spice are snapped away from the stems and dropped inside white buckets.
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Air travel these days can feel designed to make a harried flier feel like nothing more than a piece of cargo.
From the interminable security lines to boarding cattle calls, anonymity is the order of the day, and that often extends to the food court. In a sea of endless soft pretzel vendors, undistinguished subs and sad, wan salads, it's always a treat for a hungry traveler to come upon an airport that's serving food specific to its city.
While the fare might not always be quite on par with what's served at these restaurants' in-town flagships - hey, it's hard to cook in an airport! - these 10 offer up the next best thing to a long layover, a rental car and a trip back through security.
Chef Gaggan Anand's eponymous restaurant is the only Indian venue to crack the top 10 on the "Asia's 50 Best Restaurants" list. So how's he faring now?
It's been a wild year for Bangkok chef Gaggan Anand.
In February, his eponymous Indian restaurant snagged the 10th spot on "Restaurant" magazine's inaugural list of Asia's 50 best restaurants. Two months later, it landed the 66th spot on the publication's "best in the world" list.
Quite an achievement for a man of 35 - "It was beyond my expectations" - who took a risk and opened a joint serving Indian dishes reinvigorated by molecular technology barely three years ago.
World-renowned chef, author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits Tokyo, Japan in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday, November 3, at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.
"Maybe the most important thing you need to know about Tokyo, from my point of view is, every chef I know – every high end chef, from Spain, France, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles basically every chef I’ve ever met. If you asked them, 'If you had to spend the rest of your life, in one country, eating one country’s food for the rest of your life, where would that be?' They’re all gonna say the same thing. Japan. Tokyo. Period," says Anthony Bourdain.