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Annual Democratic Steak Fry fundraiser moves to drive-in

Aug. 13, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A signature annual fundraiser for the Polk County Democratic Party in Iowa will see a major change next month in the wake of a global coronavirus pandemic, with attendees preparing for a drive-in experience. The annual Steak Fry will be held at the Airplane Field at Des Moines Water...

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Haile Thomas wrote more than a cookbook. It's a life guide.

Aug. 12, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At 19, Haile Thomas has written a book that will flummox bookstore owners whenever they reopen. “Living Lively” has several dozen vegan recipes, but it's far more than a cookbook. It also has guidance on relationships and wellness. Thomas calls it an "empowerment...

Maine governor says Trump's orders "cruel political game"

Aug. 10, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor said Monday she believes President Donald Trump's executive orders meant to address the coronavirus pandemic are about “partisan gamesmanship” rather than relief. Trump, a Republican, announced an executive order on Saturday that is intended...

Navajo Nation reports 36 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Aug. 9, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 36 more cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,293 and the known death toll to 470 as of Saturday night. Navajo Department of Health officials said 84,537 people have been...

This photo provided by Dirt Candy shows Amanda Cohen, a leader of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, a new lobbying group formed in response to the economic fallout from the pandemic. She’s the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, a fine-dining vegetarian restaurant in New York.  (Georgi Richardson/Dirt Candy via AP)

Insider Q&A: Leader for independent restaurants hit by virus

Aug. 9, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amanda Cohen is a leader of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, a new lobbying group of chefs and restaurants that was formed in response to the viral pandemic. Professionally, Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, a fine-dining vegetarian restaurant in New York City. The...

Sambusa, a Somali meat pie filled with ground beef and spices, is shown at J's Sambusa, a new Somali restaurant Monday, July 26, 2020 in North Mankato, Minn. Before Nasra “Jamila” Ibrahim emigrated to the United States from Somalia in 1994, she worked at her brother’s restaurant in Mogadishu. Ever since then, the idea of opening a restaurant of her own has lingered in the back of her mind. (Pat Christman/The Free Press via AP)

Somali immigrant lives dream with North Mankato restaurant

Aug. 1, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Before Nasra “Jamila” Ibrahim emigrated to the United States from Somalia in 1994, she worked at her brother’s restaurant in Mogadishu. Ever since then, the idea of opening a restaurant of her own has lingered in the back of her mind. On Monday, July 27, she...

Trader Giotto's Penne Arrabbiata is shown in from of Trader Joe's Friday, July 31, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The popular grocery chain Trader Joe's says it won't be changing ethnic-sounding labels on its line of Mexican, Chinese and other international foods, adding they are not racist. Earlier this month the company said it was looking at changing some labels. But now it says it has no problem with ethnic-food labels like Trader Jose's, Trader Ming's and Arabian Joe. Other Trader Joe's names cited include Arabian Joe for Middle Eastern food, Trader Giotto's for Italian and Trader Joe San for Japanese cuisine. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Trader Joe's says no to changing ethnic-sounding label names

Jul. 31, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trader Joe's, which said earlier this month it was moving to change the names of some of its products after an online petition denounced them as racist, now says it will stick with labels like Trader Jose's and Trader Ming's for Mexican and Asian food. “We want to be clear: we...

ROOH Executive Chef Sujan Sarkar prepares part of the 450 meals that owner Manish Mallick will deliver to I Grow Chicago, in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago on Monday, July 13, 2020. ROOH is one of hundreds of eateries around the country working with the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen to produce meals for the hungry. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago restaurateur joins mission to feed America's hungry

Jul. 21, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Before coronavirus arrived, Manish Mallick's trips to this city’s South Side had been limited to attending graduate classes at the University of Chicago. Now Mallick is a South Side regular — and a popular one. He regularly arrives bearing food for the hungry from his Indian...

Kiana Muschett-Owes, left, owner of Katie O's helps to distribute food through volunteers at the Good Shepherd Church Saturday, July 11, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Brooklyn eatery serves soul food — and food for the soul

Jul. 20, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Kiana Muschett-Owes treasured one spot above all: the family's round dining table. There, family members would gather to recount their days, debate issues, celebrate any occasion they could think of — and of course, to eat. Along with basic...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, the original Trader Joe's grocery store in Pasadena, Calif., is viewed. Responding to calls for Trader Joe's to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a yearslong process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Petition urges Trader Joe's to change ethnic food labels

Jul. 18, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Responding to calls for Trader Joe's to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a yearslong process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work. In the latest call to re-name...