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Taste of the Tour: Classic hen in a pot at 'Chez Paulette'

Jul. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

PAU, France (AP) — A classic base camp at the Tour de France, the city of Pau is a food lovers' paradise. Visited on Friday by the Tour peloton for the 71st time after hosting the race for the first time in 1930, the birthplace of 16th-century king Henri IV is stuffed with restaurants serving dishes riders...

Taste of the Tour: Hunting with dogs for 'Black Diamonds'

Jul. 17, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

CESTAYROLS, France (AP) — When he got the call that Monsieur le Directeur of the Tour de France and friends would be dining in his restaurant and would it be possible, please, to serve them truffles, chef Georges Bermond sprang into action. Sourcing fresh truffles in the July heat of southern France,...

Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

Jul. 16, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Now, as millions flee their homeland's turmoil, they are taking Venezuela's most ubiquitous dish with them. Humble street stalls...

Tillerson says Kushner conducted foreign policy without him

Jun. 28, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cited an awkward encounter with President Donald Trump's son-in-law in a restaurant as an example of diplomacy being conducted behind his back when he was in the administration, according to a newly released transcript of a congressional hearing....

Gene's Po-Boys, iconic New Orleans eatery, closing in July

Jun. 24, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans po-boy shop featured in "The Simpsons" and a video by Drake is serving up its last sandwiches this summer. The New Orleans Advocate reports late-night eatery Gene's Po-Boys is closing its doors at the end of July. Eugene "Gene" Raymond Theriot opened the 24-hour shop in...

A year later, little impact after denying Trump aide dinner

Jun. 23, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Tourism in a small Virginia town has suffered little in the year since The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump's spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The Roanoke Times reports that Lexington's meals and lodging tax revenues are steady and a survey...

Restaurants could be 1st to get genetically modified salmon

Jun. 21, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) in indoor tanks, they could be served in restaurants by late next year. The salmon produced by...

Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste

Jun. 19, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — After a long day at work, Annekathrin Fiesinger is too tired to consider making dinner at home. So the 34-year-old uses her smart phone to check nearby restaurants, hotels or bakeries in Berlin for food being sold for a discount at the end of the day. The part-time coffee shop worker, who is...

Former Maine governor has a new job _ tending bar

Jun. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's wife won't be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a restaurant. LePage will be joining her as a bartender. McSeagulls Restaurant owner Jeff Stoddard said he hasn't finalized the former governor's schedule but expects...

Shops in Hong Kong close doors to 'find breath of freedom'

Jun. 12, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — By the entrance of his restaurant, Kelvin Chung hung a piece of paper announcing the restaurant's intention to strike on Wednesday. "Hoping to find a breath of freedom," the sign said, adding that the shop would offer free honey green tea at lunch time to boost the city's morale. His...