303 - Sushi: The UK's New Favourite?

August 04, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on developments from the UK where sushi sales in supermarkets are booming. The U.K. has a somewhat underserved reputation for its culinary expertise, but the Japanese fish dish has becoming increasingly popular both in the UK and the rest of Western Europe. Why is this the case and crucially what do Japanese chefs make of British sushi?

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295 - The World is Drinking Less...

June 09, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on some surprising news about the drinking habits of people around the world. A new report has just been published concludes that from Europe to the Americas and from Asia to Africa...people are drinking less alcohol, specifically beers, lagers and ciders. Why has this trend developed? Is it predicted to continue? Are any types of alcoholic being drunk more?

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293 - A Red Hot Chilli Pepper!

May 26, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a type of food that might just be the hottest, spiciest and most dangerous that you can eat! A Welsh fruit-grower has accidently developed the world's hottest chilli pepper – the Dragon's Breath. The new chilli pepper would overtake the current hottest pepper the Carolina Reaper created in 2003. But how was the Dragon's Breath created? What happens if you eat one?

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252 - Burgers, Fries & Language Skills Please!

July 01, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on a plan from one of Japan’s leading fast-food chains, Mos Burger to hire staff who can speak one of five foreign languages. The Japanese based company hopes that many foreign nationals, including overseas students will apply for the new part-time jobs. Which five languages do Mos Burger want? What are the reasons for this plan?

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223 - The World's Culinary Capital!

December 04, 2015


What kind of food person are you? Would you prefer to go to a French, Italian or Spanish restaurant? Maybe you prefer
Chinese or Japanese. Which city do you think has the best restaurants in the world? Paris? New York? London?
Well, the answer is much closer to home for those us based in Hiroshima…the Japanese capital of Tokyo has been declared the
World’s Culinary Capital. How is this possible….
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