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Perk up: France resuscitates dying villages 1 cafe at a time

Sep. 23, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For the rural French village of Port-Brillet, the closure of its last cafe came as a painful shock. Suddenly gone was the haunt where patrons put the world to rights over a drink or three, where anglers propping up the bar could crow about their catches from nearby lakes, and where the village...

AP PHOTOS: The inimitable Paris bistrot

Sep. 23, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Stepping into the Petit Fer a Cheval bistrot is like traveling back in time. The classic Paris watering-hole's old phone wouldn't have looked out of place in the hands of Edith Piaf. The signage could have been the backdrop for a Maurice Chevalier movie. History seems to seep out of the walls....

Johnson says he'll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

Sep. 23, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he'll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.'s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and that the U.S. will have to open its markets to British goods if it wants to make a deal. Johnson said he...

Television celebrity chef, restaurateur Carl Ruiz dies at 44

Sep. 22, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television celebrity chef and restaurateur Carl Ruiz has died. He was 44. His New York City restaurant, La Cubana, confirmed his death in an Instagram post on Sunday. The restaurant said "no words can fully express our sadness at the sudden loss of their dear friend and brother." The cause...

City gardens, public produce stands ease 'food desert' woes

Sep. 20, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta's Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms: a fresh food stand stocked with colorful fruits and vegetables. Aided by a volunteer, he filled a basket...

What makes Impossible meat possible? A "bloody" ingredient

Sep. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years. Several new vegetarian products are competing to win over meat lovers, but two...

Agency says no new foods now subjected to meals surcharge

Sep. 19, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's tax department has determined no new foods should be subjected to a new surcharge on prepared meals. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont asked the Department of Revenue Services to reevaluate a recent policy statement that he said "too broadly interpreted" a new, extra 1% tax on...

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer returns with new outlook

Sep. 19, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — C. Vivian Stringer is back with a new outlook on life after stepping away at the end of last season because of exhaustion. Rutgers' Hall of Fame women's basketball coach said doctors told her last February that she ought to rest. She listened, missing the end of the Scarlet Knights'...

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....

From common to cool: The lowly cabbage has become a star

Sep. 16, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

Here's a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. "It's all about how it is prepared, how it's elevated," says Paul Kahan, a James Beard award-winning chef in Chicago and...