Topic 1 Paczki, Sweet Treats for Fat Tuesday
For Christians around the world, Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. It is the first day of a six-week religious observance before the Easter holiday.
Topic 2 Iceland’s President Suggests Banning Pineapple on Pizza
He then explained that he was glad he did not have the power to ban pineapples from pizza. He said he would not like to live in a country that allowed its president to pass laws just because he did not like something.
Topic 3 Chocolate-Covered French Fries Anyone?
Fast-food chain McDonald’s is adding french fries drizzled with chocolate sauce to its menu in Japan.
Topic 4 People Celebrate "Pi Day" in different ways
“Pi” is something you may remember from math class. It is the number that results when the distance around a circle is divided by the distance across the circle. It is a very important number in geometry as well as for fields like construction and architecture.
Topic 5 A Cool Way to Keep Food From Spoiling
Yet spoiled food not only creates health risks but also economic losses. Farmers lose money when they have to throw away products that they cannot sell quickly.
Topic 6 Can You Name Four of the Healthiest, Tastiest Spices?
This means that having a nice, healthy mix of people, thoughts, and experiences can make your life more interesting and, well, spicy.
Topic 7 Chocolate Lovers Learn History of the Sweets
People often buy boxed chocolates and give them to a loved one. In some areas, Valentine's Day is celebrated with chocolate festivals.
Topic 8 Twitter Teaches American Reporter How to Eat Somali Food
Matt Pearce works as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper sent him to Minneapolis, Minnesota, earlier this month to cover an event.
Topic 9 In Japanese, Onigiri Means Love and Comfort
In Japan, onigiri rice balls are more common than sushi. And in Japanese culture, making onigiri is a way to show love.
Topic 10 For Eating or Looking: Wild About Cherries
There is something hard to resist about cherries. The small red fruit is a popular seasonal food around the world. In northern areas, cherry trees are just beginning to produce flowers.
Topic 11 New Orleans Cooking Meets a Taste of Vietnam
Americans in Maine would say their state is best known for its seafood, especially lobster.
Topic 12 Matthieu Finot: The Art and Science of Winemaking
Matthieu Finot knows a lot about wine. He sees it as a combination of science and art. From watching the weather and checking the soil, to testing grapes for sugar levels and acidity and then deciding when to harvest, Finot says nature and winemaker must work together.
Topic 13 Thailand Is 'Hot' Over American Sriracha Sauce
Sriracha sauce now flavors many American-made products -- from popcorn to candy to beer. There are cookbooks explaining how to use the popular hot sauce. You can buy clothing decorated with the famous Sriracha rooster. Songs have been written about the hot sauce.
Topic 14 Documentary Shows Importance of Asian Food in US
Korean-American filmmaker Grace Lee grew up in Columbia, Missouri.
Topic 15 The World’s Best Whisky Is From … Taiwan?
The alcoholic drink most people call Scotch has been around for hundreds of years.
Topic 16 Bugs Are the New Food
Americans are generally unwilling to eat bugs. But for at least two billion people worldwide, bugs or insects are a normal part of the diet.
Topic 17 Cow Head Meat Popular in South Africa
In South Africa, the meat is call “skop." The men who eat it say it is less costly than other meats and more tasty.
Topic 18 South Africans Eat Up Southern Food US Style
Many Americans love the taste and smell of Southern cuisine, such as macaroni and cheese, fried chicken and waffles, burgers and fries.
Topic 19 Thai Treat is a Sweet Bite of History
The Chao Phraya River is an important part of daily life in Thailand. The Chao Phraya flows through Bangkok on its way to the Gulf of Thailand.
Topic 20 American Craft Beer on Tap in Russia
American-style craft beer is winning over Russian beer drinkers, according to some producers in Russia.