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Oxfam America, Boston chef team up for World Food Day event

Oct. 14, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Oxfam America is teaming up with a popular chef to teach consumers how to fight hunger starting right at their kitchen tables. Chef Jennifer Heilig of the restaurant For the Table will be on hand starting at noon Tuesday at The Kitchen in the Boston Public Market. She'll demonstrate how to...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 14-20

Oct. 9, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

Oct. 14: Country singer Melba Montgomery is 81. Singer Cliff Richard is 78. Singer Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues is 72. Actor Greg Evigan ("My Two Dads," ''B.J. and the Bear") is 65. Singer Thomas Dolby is 60. Actress Lori Petty ("A League of Their Own") is 55. Actor Steve Coogan ("Night at the Museum") is...

Professor cooks up class inspired by Anthony Bourdain

Oct. 2, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A professor in Louisiana is cooking up a class inspired by the late globe-trotting food chronicler Anthony Bourdain. News outlets report the three-credit course titled "Anthony Bourdain and His Influencers" will be offered at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, starting in spring...

The Latest: Teacher beats Dem incumbent in NY Senate primary

Sep. 13, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A teacher and first-time candidate has defeated a longtime incumbent in the Democratic primary for the New York state Senate. Rachel May beat state Sen. David Valesky in Thursday's primary for the 53rd state Senate...

Celebrity chef accused of harassment files for bankruptcy

Sep. 7, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mike Isabella once had more than a dozen restaurants in the Washington area. Now he's filed for bankruptcy after a sexual harassment lawsuit. The Washington Post reports the "Top Chef" alum filed for bankruptcy protection for his businesses on Thursday. The March lawsuit by...

NFL stadiums serving up much more than hot dogs, burgers

Sep. 6, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

Hamburgers and hot dogs are always great at a football game. How about some pimento cheese melts, fried ravioli or a brat wrapped in a blanket of fried cheese curds on a pretzel bun. Hungry yet? For dessert, try a battered and fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich dusted in powdered sugar. On a stick too. For...

Boston woman says celebrity chef Batali groped her

Aug. 24, 2018 9:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman says in a lawsuit filed against Mario Batali that the celebrity chef forcibly kissed her and groped her in a Boston restaurant in 2017. According to media reports, the suit filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston seeks unspecified damages for "severe emotional...

Graffiti painted on home and lawn of 'Top Chef'

Aug. 23, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

MATTITUCK, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating after political and religious symbols were painted on "Top Chef" producer and restaurateur Tom Colicchio's home and lawn on Long Island. Colicchio and his wife, Lori Silverbush, tweeted they discovered the graffiti on Tuesday. Police say "TRUMP" was painted...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Aug. 20, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

Aug. 26: Singer Vic Dana is 78. Singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 73. Singer Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills is 69. Bandleader Branford Marsalis is 58. Guitarist Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio is 57. Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage is 52. Guitarist Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows is 52. Drummer Adrian...

Restaurant cites worldwide freakout over its french fries

Aug. 17, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world. Bolley's Famous Franks co-owner Leslie Parsons tells the Kennebec Journal a newspaper in China wanted to try its fries and it received a call from people...