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“No dessert until you finish your dinner.”
Weary at the thought of choking back the limp pile of broccoli pushed to the side on the plate, many a sugar-mad kid has sighed in defeat upon hearing their mom utter those dreaded words, preempting any hopes of gaining early access to the cookie jar.
According to a recent U.N. report, insects could be a solution to some of the world's food and health problems. They're nutritious, eco-friendly and abundant. Many countries already consider them a staple part of their diets.
So if we're all to start consuming locusts and scorpions, we can start in Southeast Asia for guidance.
Bordeaux's not on the list, and that's one reason it's interesting.
New York-based Wine Enthusiast Magazine has released its picks for best wine travel destinations for 2013.
The selections are notable for including offbeat wine regions around the world, from a castle in Puglia, Italy, to a university town in South Africa.
Other picks include: Danube, Austria; Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil; Monterey County, California; North and South Forks of Long Island New York; and Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Read the full list - 10 best wine destinations for 2013 - on CNN Travel.
For Tokyo locals as well as visitors, Tsukiji fish market has long defined the heart, soul and, most importantly, the stomach of this hectic metropolis.
But after 78 years in operation, the beloved Tsukiji fish market will close forever after 2013.
The Tokyo metropolitan government recently released its design for a new wholesale seafood market set to open in 2014.
According to the Asahi Shimbun, the new market will be located in a few kilometers from the Tsukiji market in a complex in the Koto Ward and spread out over 408,000 square meters of floor space.
Read the full story on CNN Travel: "Iconic Tokyo fish market to close, replacement design unveiled"
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