Latest Cuisines News

Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet

Sep. 18, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the state-run airline's spokesman, said Wednesday that the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international flights....

Mexico celebrates its independence with iconic chile dish

Sep. 16, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first bite of chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish eaten around the country's independence celebrations, sends a shiver. The salty skin of the poblano chile crunches, the pomegranate seeds that dot it explode between your teeth and the flavors combine to dance in the mouth....

Mississippi: Veggie burgers must be clearly labeled

Sep. 6, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is considering new rules that let companies continue to use food-labeling terms such as "veggie burger" and "vegan bacon," as long as the terms are prominently displayed so consumers understand the products are not meat. The state agriculture department on Thursday...

Vegetarians gaining ground in carnivorous Argentina

Sep. 4, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A fight is on over the Argentine identity, pitting a growing number of vegetarians and vegans against meat-eaters in a country known for its abundant beef, gaucho cowboys and sacred "asado" barbecues. The weekend "asados" bring together families and friends and are a source...

US warns businesses against taking part in Damascus fair

Aug. 28, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States warned businesses against taking part in an annual trade fair in the Syrian capital opening Wednesday, saying participants would expose themselves to the possibility of U.S. sanctions. Russia, a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, shot back, accusing the U.S. of...

Leader of Pakistan-held Kashmir welcomes Trump initiative

Aug. 20, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The president of Pakistani-administered Kashmir welcomed efforts by U.S. President Donald Trump to lower tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed Himalayan region on Tuesday and warned of a deepening humanitarian crisis and food shortages in the Indian-held portion. Sardar...

Peruvian cuisine: the beloved star at Lima's Pan Am Games

Aug. 16, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Olympic swimmer Renzo Tjon-a-Joe from Suriname says his "love affair" with Peruvian cuisine began during his recent trip to the capital of Lima for the Pan American Games. Days after eating at "Central," the self-proclaimed foodie still savored the journey of flavors — from the...

Tofurky asks court to halt enforcement of meat-labeling law

Aug. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A plant-based food producer has asked a federal court to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans labeling vegetarian and vegan products as meat and advertising them as such while litigation is underway. Hood River, Oregon-based Tofurky Co. told courts Wednesday...

Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan

Aug. 12, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Asian carp are likely to find enough food to spread farther if they establish breeding populations in Lake Michigan, reinforcing the importance of preventing the invasive fish from gaining a foothold, scientists said in a paper released Monday. A study led by University of...

Mass shootings have Latinos worried about being targets

Aug. 12, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Michelle Otero arrived at an art show featuring Mexican-American women, the first thing she did was scan the room. Two exits. One security guard. Then she thought to herself: If a shooter bursts in, how do my husband and I get out of here alive? Otero, who is Mexican-American...