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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...

Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon

Aug. 17, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered Friday to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late French chef Joel Robuchon. The chefs, many wearing white uniforms but some clad in black, paid homage...

Mexico City restaurant busted over protected tarantula tacos

Aug. 14, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fancy a tarantula taco for a cool $27? Not so fast, Mexican authorities say. A Mexico City market restaurant recently put the arachnids on its menu and posted a video on Facebook showing a chef torching one until blackened. The only problem: The Mexican red rump tarantula is a protected...

Insider Q&A: Biting into meal kit madness

Aug. 12, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a food fight stretching from the shelves of your supermarket all the way to your front door. Over the last few years a slew of companies have started selling meal kits that shoppers can order online and cook at home. Walmart and Amazon.com both sell meal kits. Grocery chain...

Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead

Aug. 10, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to reality TV personality Bethenny Frankel. A spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner's office has identified the man as Dennis Shields. The 51-year-old Shields had been known...

Solar cookout aims to woo traditional chefs, cut carbon

Aug. 7, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

DEZHOU, China (AP) — The savory aromas of roasting hot dogs and chicken kebabs wafted out of metal and glass vacuum tubes heated by mirrors curved to capture the sun's heat. Two dozen chefs with white aprons and hats prepared soups, baked "baozi" pork buns, and boiled rice porridge at a festival designed...

Michelin-starred French master chef Joel Robuchon dies at 73

Aug. 6, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Joel Robuchon, a master chef who shook up the stuffy world of French haute cuisine by showing diners the delights of the simple mashed potato and a peek at a restaurant kitchen, has died at 73.  A spokeswoman for Robuchon, who for years held more Michelin stars than anyone else in the...

The Latest: French chef Ducasse toasts 'colleague' Robuchon

Aug. 6, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of master French chef Joel Robuchon (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Alain Ducasse says French cuisine has maintained an international reputation for greatness due in part to fellow chef and "colleague" Joel Robuchon. Ducasse was seen by some as a rival to Robuchon, whose...

2 injured at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Las Vegas

Aug. 3, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two patrons of chef Gordon Ramsay's newest restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip were taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries involving a drink. Caesars Entertainment confirmed to The Associated Press Friday that two people were injured at Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen Thursday. The company...