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Puerto Rico food scene thriving after string of disasters

May. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

The Puerto Rican food scene had reached its peak. Young chefs were inventing delicious new creations, restaurants popped up all over the island, the industry was no longer reliant on tourist season. Then a series of calamities hit: a hurricane, a series of earthquakes, a pandemic. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28

May. 16, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28: May 22: Pianist Peter Nero is 88. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 84. Actor Frank Converse is 84. Actor Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Place,” ″Valley of the Dolls”) is 80. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 72. Actor Al Corley...

Unearthing memories of chef who died in Baltimore in 1801

May. 08, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — We know only a little about James Hemings, the French-trained chef who died in Baltimore in 1801. We know that, like his more famous sister, Sally, spent the majority of his life enslaved by Thomas Jefferson. We know he was working at a restaurant downtown the last year he was...

Searchers find body of girl, 14, in Mississippi River

May. 06, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Law enforcement crews have found the body of a 14-year-old girl who fell into the Mississippi River late last month, but her 8-year-old sister is still missing. Alton Brown told WWL-TV that a body found Thursday is that of his daughter Brandy Wilson. ...

How a top Raleigh chef runs a busy kitchen during Ramadan

Apr. 30, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Just before 8 p.m. on a Tuesday night, the Glenwood Avenue restaurant Vidrio is full with the night’s dinner rush. The Raleigh restaurant is open seven days a weeks, and its ebbs and flows are connected to the bustling nightlife district and high rise...

La Baguette, a French bakery in Delaware, continues to rise

Apr. 24, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — For the past five years, a local couple have been taking their customers on a culinary tour of France from right here in Dover, and they plan to continue for many years to come. Anita Wheeler-Bezy and her husband, chef Ludovic “Ludo” Bezy, are celebrating...

‘Hell’s Kitchen’ star joins Fredericksburg restaurant

Apr. 24, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Declan Horgan remembers his first dinner service down to the plating. “I did a rack of lamb, brown sugar and mustard glaze with black pepper,” he recalled. “Sautéed green beans with trimmings off the lamb, made something that resembled Dauphinoise...

Spreading love through food, SC chef’s meal giveaway doubles

Apr. 23, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Taneka Miller didn’t have a plan when she started giving away meals in Fountain Inn, she has a gift she simply wanted to share with the community. Miller is out to provide more than meals with her Tuesday giveaways. She’s been given a gift, she said, and...

J. Kenji López-Alt wants you to be a wok star in the kitchen

Apr. 19, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chef and food writer J. Kenji López-Alt suspects there's something in your kitchen that you're not using near enough — the wok. The Asian deep-bottomed pot is his versatile go-to cooking tool for everything from Korean-style pancakes to bacon and egg fried rice....

Culinary concert to offer hands-on dining experience at home

Apr. 17, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — It was May 2020 when Dan Weidenbenner consulted his fellow Mill Village Farmsboard members and they decided to move their annual fundraiser to a virtual format. The COVID-19 pandemic was raging, and the organizers reasoned, this was a way to keep momentum...