Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 18, the 108th day of 2019. There are 257 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 1...

Regent Taipei Braised Pork Sauce extravaganza-expanding retail presence and the rise of the “scissor economy”

Regent Taipei’s next retail product – Braised Pork Sauce Gift Set (room-temperature) launches; the product aims to further Regent Taipei’s retail presence with this Braised Pork on R...

Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes

NEW YORK (AP) — Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates. The Belgium confectioner is rolling out 2,000 cafes over the next six years that will serve a complet...

Martha Stewart brand to be sold again

NEW YORK (AP) — The Martha Stewart brand is getting a new home. Sequential Brands Group, which bought the Martha Stewart brand nearly four years ago for about $353 million, said Tues...

Ya Ge Chinese restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei awarded one Michelin-star status by the Michelin Guide Taipei 2019

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei’s Ya Ge restaurant has been awarded one Michelin-star status. The gourmet Chinese restaurant has been included in the Michelin Guide Taipei 2019 for the second consecut...

NYC Chinese eatery heats up cultural appropriation debate

A New York City restaurant owner who touted her "clean" American-Chinese cuisine and derided Chinese dishes as swimming in "globs of processed butter," sodium and MSG is renewing the long-simmering de...

Three new 2 star restaurants in the MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2019

The MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2019 is launched today and in this second edition of the Taipei Guide, three new 2 star restaurants and four new 1 star restaurants are added to the selection. A completel...

Review: Rachel Howzell Hall writes a breakout novel

"They All Fall Down" (Forge) by Rachel Howzell Hall After four well-received novels about LAPD homicide cop Elouise "Lou" Norton, Rachel Howzell Hall confidently delivers a highly en...

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei hosts the MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2019 gala dinner

The highly-anticipated second selection of The MICHELIN Guide Taipei will be announced on 10th April 2019! Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is delighted to host the Michelin Guide Taipei gala dinner in its G...

Judge: NY gravity knife law too vague to outlaw chef's knife

NEW YORK (AP) — With the flick of a pen, a New York judge has ruled that a sous chef can carry his folding knife because a state law judging gravity knives by a wrist-flick test was too vague. ...

Pro leagues, gambling industry are now the happy couple

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A year ago, Nevada was the only state where single-game sports bets were legal, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expected to be successful in persuading the Supreme Court to mai...

500 evacuated in fire at Singapore hotel; no injuries

SINGAPORE (AP) — Officials say about 500 people were evacuated during a fire at a luxury hotel in Singapore, but there were no reports of injuries. Smoke billowed out of the Grand Hy...

3 Taiwan restaurants named Asia's 50 Best in foodie Oscars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three restaurants based in Taipei have been recognized as among the top 50 in Asia, while a Taichung restaurant was dubbed "One to Watch," by awards organizer William...

China’s Xi sees honors, Airbus deal in state visit to France

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping received the full honors of a formal reception during a state visit to France on Monday that included attending the signing of a multi-billion dollar de...

Mueller revealed his Trump-Russia story in plain view

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode. The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Cli...