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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

7 October 2022

Did you know that kiwis are originally from China?

Furry on the outside, sweet and tangy on the inside. For many the image of a kiwi fruit evokes the country of New Zealand, yet its […]
7 October 2022

Top Finnish foods and drinks you need to try

Fish, game, forest fruits, mushrooms, cheese, strawberries. . . The Finns have a natural larder to envy. The sea is close by and so is nature, […]
6 October 2022

Young farmers are key to secure food safety

Food supply chains have been compromised due to geopolitical turfs which are shining a light on the farmers’ role and their ability to respond to the […]
28 September 2022

Why Cubans are making coffee out of peas

How to start your day? With a cup of coffee, of course. For most of us the hot drink is the only way to really get […]
21 September 2022

Meet the man who cycled 1400 km for a croissant

Albert Van Limbergen is a retired man living close to Liège, Belgium, who set off on quite the adventure this summer. He cycled from his home […]
16 September 2022

Did you know about China’s Baoshan arabica coffee?

Yunnan Province is the main coffee producing area in China, and Baoshan City in the same province began to grow coffee in the 1950s. Baoshan arabica […]
14 September 2022

Catalonia is investing €12 million in wine and gastronomy tourism

The Spanish region of Catalonia has revealed plans of investing €12 million in wine and gastronomy tourism, in an attempt to diversify the attraction of the […]
13 September 2022

SMEs in the beverage industry call for fairer access to recycled PET

In the EU, recycled PET is becoming harder to come by and, consequently, more expensive. The reason is everybody wants qualitative recycled PET from beverage bottles […]
9 September 2022

Haarlem becomes the first city in the world to ban meat advertising

The Dutch city of Haarlem has taken the decision to ban all the public advertising of meat, starting in 2024. It will be the first city […]
2 September 2022

Belgium could become a new wine hotspot

Belgium winemaking is on the rise. Over the past 10 years, wine production in the country has quadrupled, while the quality of the final product is […]
30 August 2022

Did you know of the Cangshan garlic variety?

The story of the Cangshan Garlic, also called “Hu” or “Hu garlic”, starts centuries ago, having been cultivated for over 1,900 years in the Lanling County (former Cangshan […]
28 August 2022

Kookeet festival returns to Bruges at the end of September for its 10th anniversary

For a small city, Bruges packs a gastronomic punch. No fewer than 35 Bruges chefs have now been rated by Michelin, Gault&Millau and Bib Gourmand so […]
25 August 2022

EAT festival returns to Brussels at the end of September

After its special “Dinners” edition in 2021, the Eat Festival returns to Brussels from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October 2022, in the […]
22 August 2022

Japan launches nationwide competition to boost alcohol consumption

A new contest launched by the Japanese government asks the younger generation to come up with ideas to boost the consumption of alcoholic drinks. In an […]
19 August 2022

An introduction to Belgian chocolate

Everybody loves chocolate. It is s guilty pleasure we all indulge in every once in a while, maybe more around the holidays or for special occasions, […]
16 August 2022

The first Michelin stars for the Middle East awarded in Dubai

This summer, the Michelin Guide has marked its debut in the Middle East with the Michelin Guide Dubai 2022, celebrating Dubai’s culinary map, that is “as […]
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