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Sour grapes: Trade war puts cork in US wine sales to China

Nov. 13, 2019 8:02 PM EST

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — Caught in the crossfire of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, U.S. vineyards are struggling to sell Syrah in Shanghai and Chardonnay in Shenzhen. They risk losing their foothold in one of the world’s fastest-growing wine markets. The 16-month dispute...

Beer insulting California utility PG&E brews backlash

Nov. 13, 2019 5:13 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines is coming to a head — in a beer. And an outcry is brewing. Steve Doty, owner of Shady Oak brewery in Santa Rosa, announced a new beer called “F--- PG&E,”...

Set the table early, and other tips for Thanksgiving hosts

Nov. 13, 2019 11:33 AM EST

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family dynamics, buried deep below the surface for the other 364 days a year, that threaten to bubble up through the...

2 Paula Deen's Family Kitchen restaurants close in Florida

Nov. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Two Paula Deen's Family Kitchen locations have closed in the Florida Panhandle. Paula Deen Ventures spokesman Jaret Keller confirmed Tuesday that licensing partner Phoenix Hospitality has decided to close its Destin and Panama City Beach restaurants. Keller says Paula Deen Ventures...

For 'Joy of Cooking' revision, editors mixed marriage, food

Nov. 12, 2019 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine carefully testing several thousand recipes for a beloved cookbook. Then imagine coming up with 600 brand new ones. Now imagine doing all that in your home kitchen. Without a dishwasher. That was the monumental task John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott, took on almost a decade ago...

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

Nov. 12, 2019 11:35 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president will be a woman who has led nonprofit organizations focused on global food security, food safety and the impact...

Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

Nov. 12, 2019 10:31 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision that was welcomed by rights groups but sparked anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that when products come from an Israeli...

From kitchen tools to books, gifts for young chefs

Nov. 12, 2019 9:05 AM EST

Do you have a kid in your life who loves a good baking session? Who really wants to use your chef's knife? Who is addicted to the TV show MasterChef Junior, and who uses words like "umami" in regular conversation? There are many terrific gifts to encourage the fledgling cooks in our lives. COOKING KITS An...

Special South African gin is infused with elephant dung

Nov. 12, 2019 7:10 AM EST

MOSSEL BAY, South Africa (AP) — The makers of a South African gin infused with elephant dung swear their use of the animal's excrement is no gimmick. The creators of Indlovu Gin, Les and Paula Ansley, stumbled across the idea a year ago after learning that elephants eat a variety of fruits and flowers and...

UEFA signs Takeaway.com to replace McDonald's at Euro 2020

Nov. 12, 2019 4:26 AM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has announced a new food sector sponsor for the European Championship, replacing McDonald's which owned the slot since 1992. UEFA says food delivery platform Takeaway.com has signed for the Euro 2020 tournament. The value was not disclosed. Until cutting short its longstanding...