Alibaba News Roundup: Festive Meal Deals Surge & A Global Culinary Journey Streamed on Fliggy

The Alibaba News Roundup is a weekly digest of events and happenings across the company. This week, we look at Alibaba.com‘s double-digit growth in the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2020. Featured are rising online restaurant meal offerings for delivery during the coming Chinese New Year holiday, a change from the pre-pandemic festive dining-out scene. We have news about diplomats in China from around the world livestreaming on Fliggy to promote local dishes in the run-up to the CNY. And we share news about the newest store openings on Tmall and the Tmall Luxury Pavilion.

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Alibaba’s International Wholesale Business Grew 53% Amidst Pandemic  

Alibaba.com notched double-digit growth in the quarter ended Dec. 31, 202, according to the group’s latest quarterly earnings released this week. The B2B e-commerce platform was also one of the top-performing

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Tasty Land Excursions Enhance Silversea Cruises’ New S.A.L.T. Culinary Program

We enjoy Thai restaurants all over the western world. The Philippines produces magnificent cuisine as well. Yet, given the enormous Filipino diaspora worldwide, why do we seldom find Filipino restaurants? Why hasn’t that cuisine taken off?

Perhaps you’ve never noticed that. But through the new Silversea Cruises S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste) program, Nicole Ponseca will set you straight on a cuisine that has for centuries been deeply enriched by Chinese, Malay, Arab, Spanish and even United States influences. The Filipina-American, California-native chef is co-founder of Jeepney restaurant in New York City and co-author of the colorful and highly-regarded cookbook “I am a Filipino: And This Is How We Cook.”

Chef Ponseca is among a number of culinary figures who have started to collaborate with Silversea’s S.A.L.T. program. Set for its maiden voyage

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Four Seasons Celebrates Culinary Excellence Around the World with 27 Michelin Stars

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With three of Michelin’s most prominent guides unveiled in January, the exceptional restaurants of Four Seasons are embracing a new year and a renewed commitment to excellence. Sparkling under 27 Michelin stars across 19 restaurants, Four Seasons maintains the most Michelin Stars of any single luxury hospitality brand.

“There’s no question that the past year has brought unprecedented challenges to the culinary world and the broader hospitality industry – but through these difficult times, we grow stronger and adapt to deliver on our commitment to quality and excellence,” says Christian Clerc, President, Global Operations. “Our Chefs and culinary teams around the world are continually evolving in order to find creative ways to offer our guests the best possible dining experiences. This year’s Michelin Guides reflect the passionate spirit, innovation and resilience that prevails throughout our kitchens and dining rooms worldwide.”

From chefs and

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MOHUA Joins Hands with Zomato to Take Street Food Vendors Online Under PM | India Education,Education News India,Education News

New Delhi:As a part of Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNibhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme, MoHUA entered into MoU with Zomato, one of the largest online platforms for ordering and delivery of food in India, to onboard street food vendors on its food-tech platform. This will give street food vendors online access to thousands of consumers and help these vendors grow their businesses. Further, MoHUA launched the Mobile Application for PMSVANidhi se Samriddhi- Socio-economic profiling of PM SVANidhi beneficiaries and their families to link them to various Central Government Schemes

The MoU with Zomato was exchanged between Shri Sanjay Kumar, Joint Secretary, MoHUA and Shri Mohit Sardana, Chief Operating Officer, Zomato, in the presence of Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA, and officials of Zomato and Ministry. State Mission Directors of DAY-NULM from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Punjab and Municipal Commissioners of Bhopal, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Vadodra

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