Michelin France stars awarded in virtual ceremony
Gwendal Poullennec, head of Le Guide Michelin, poses outside the Eiffel Tower with the 2021 edition Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 in Paris. Michelin will later announce the 2021 winners in a broadcast from the Eiffel Tower. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS – France's Michelin Guide, which has long served as a bible for foodies, is adapting its awards ceremony in Paris for the year that was like no other - 2020. It is handing out its stars for the shuttered industry at a virtual ceremony to a virtual public. The Michelin guide has 28 issues covering 25 countries, though awards in other countries are handed out at different dates.
Global pandemic meets 500th anniversary of 1st global voyage
Five centuries later, the pandemic looms as a Spanish navy tall ship sails to commemorate the feat. Magellan’s expedition for Spanish trade and imperialism opened a westward route from Europe to the Spice Islands, the Maluku archipelago in today's Indonesia. Magellan's interpreter, an enslaved ethnic Malay called Enrique by the Spanish, has been commemorated in parts of Southeast Asia. Some speculate that the interpreter may have been the first person to travel around the world, in separate stages. Some accounts from the time say the interpreter betrayed Magellan's expedition after his death, though that narrative has been questioned.