When you find yourself in a new city, whether it's on holiday with family or friends or on a work trip, the last thing you want is to buy dinner from 'that place the locals avoid because they all know the person who calls themselves a chef reheats prawns in the microwave'.The good news is there’s a small army of free smartphone apps that will help you find the best eateries in any town, big or small. Whether you want a blow-out three-course meal, or just want to find the best on-the-go falafel wrap, there’s an app for the job. Our guide includes apps you may have heard of, and a few you probably won't have, offering user reviews, pro reviews and app-based table booking, and even speciality apps to help you track down the places vegans can eat without worrying if there’s meat in the noodle broth.DojoDownload: iOS / AndroidThere are curated food apps, and those that rely on user reviews. Dojo is a fully-curated app, and it doesn’t offer any random family … [Read more...] about Bon app-étit: the best apps for finding great places to eat
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In newly surfaced footage from a February 2018 interview on Voice of America (VOA) China, the U.S. government-funded broadcasting service, Republican U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was asked if he wanted to offer a message to the network’s audience, which at the time was celebrating the Chinese New Year. He took the opportunity to riff on the racist trope about Chinese people eating dogs. “Well, let me just note, coming in is the Year of the Dog,” Rohrabacher said. “Now, there are some people in the United States who don’t like it that Chinese people eat dog. And I want them, the Chinese people, to know, that we eat bunnies over here, and we eat all kinds of little animals. I don’t blame them for eating dog. I mean, if that’s what tastes good, that’s what tastes good.” This is the interviewer’s reaction to Rohrabacher volunteering his opinion about dog meat, which was, coincidentally, also my reaction. “We should make sure … [Read more...] about What’s Dana Rohrabacher’s Deal With the Racist Trope of Chinese People Eating Dogs?
Whether it’s a hamburger the size of your head or a massive plate of hot wings, some foods are best eaten alone in a dark corner somewhere. You could just be an adult and not order those foods in public, or you can master the art of eating sloppy foods in public. Here’s how to do it. Use the “Claw” to Eat a Burger Burgers are a mainstay for restaurants and barbecues alike, but eating one gracefully can become an exercise in futility when it’s jam packed with toppings. However, held properly, even the most ungraceful amongst us can avoid spillage. Our friends over at Kotaku point to the “claw” as the best way to eat a burger, and in my experience it works better than most. Hold the burger with your thumbs and pinkies on the bottom, and your three middle fingers on the top. You can then rotate around the burger (as opposed to going in straight) to minimize spillage all around. It might not work perfectly for that half-pounder with bacon and an … [Read more...] about How to Eat These Sloppy Foods without Making a Mess of Yourself
You read that right -- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg only eats animals he has personally killed, as part of a new personal project."The only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself," says the 27-year-old entrepreneur, whose terrifying challenging new dietary habits came to light in a status post on his Facebook wall that read, "I just killed a pig and a goat."Speaking to Fortune, M-Zuck spoke of how he'd taken to killing goats, pigs and chickens. "I'm eating a lot healthier foods. And I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals. "It's easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day."Zuckerberg's first kill -- you never forget your first -- was a lobster, which he boiled alive. Next on the block was a chicken. The $13.5bn-valued social media baron says he's interested in going hunting.Fortune reports that Silicon Valley chef Jesse Cool has introduced Mark to farmers who live close to his home in Palo Alto, who are … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg eats only animals he’s killed himself
SHENZHEN, China --Chen Lifang is a bit flummoxed. Chen is a board member and senior vice president at Huawei, the giant telecommunications gear maker based here. She's digesting news that broke a day earlier that the U.S. House Intelligence Committee has increased the pressure it's putting on the company to disclose details about its ties to the Chinese government. The bombshell came in the form of a letter, released to the media, from the committee's chairman and the ranking Democrat to Huawei founder and Chairman Ren Zhengfei. Really, the letter was more of an 11-page laundry list of accusations, wrapped around questions about everything from funding the company has allegedly received from the Chinese government to queries about how board members got their posts. In the letter, Congressmen Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) said they were investigating "the threat posed to our critical infrastructure and counter-intelligence posture by companies with … [Read more...] about Inside Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that’s rattling nerves in DC