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Inmates show off their culinary skills against famous chef

Nov. 30, 2019 9:01 AM EST

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Well-known chef Robbie Jester wants a rematch. His cooking foes are probably fine with that. Good-natured competition was the theme inside James T. Vaughn Correctional Center Thursday (Nov. 21) morning. An inmate-concocted chocolate meringue cake bested Mr. Jester's cinnamon roll with...

Airbnb looking for 100 of the best home chefs for a trip

Nov. 25, 2019 10:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb is launching a global search for 100 top home cooks and treating them to a trip to Italy to learn how to refine their recipes with teachers including David Chang and his mom. The lucky chosen will travel to the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, for a...

Soon you can visit the airport just to eat, drink, shop

Nov. 23, 2019 12:06 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The new approach to food and drink and retail concessions at New Orleans' new airport terminal is a game changer from the old facility. Soon, the airport will also change up some of the rules that have long governed access to the airport concourse. Louis Armstrong New Orleans...

Chang says his new Netflix show honors Bourdain

Nov. 19, 2019 7:21 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” host David Chang says he understands why critics are comparing his new show to work done by his late friend and colleague Anthony Bourdain. Chang’s show fuses food and travel as did Bourdain’s “Parts...

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...

Tom Douglas restaurant workers to get $2.4M settlement

Nov. 7, 2019 8:05 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The restaurant empire of Seattle chef Tom Douglas will pay $2.4 million to more than 1,000 current and former employees after settling a class-action lawsuit. The Seattle Times reports the suit against the operator of Dahlia Lounge, Palace Kitchen, Brave Horse Tavern and more than a dozen...

New York City lawmakers pass bill banning sale of foie gras

Oct. 30, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that bans restaurants and grocery stores from selling foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose considered a culinary delicacy for centuries. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would forbid the sale of...

World-famous bakery shares secrets in a new book

Oct. 28, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — If there is such a thing as baking royalty, Apollonia Poilâne might be its queen. The 35-year-old is a third-generation baker for the world famous Poilâne in Paris. It was founded in 1932 by Apollonia's grandfather Pierre and has inspired chefs, musicians, poets, and artists...

Richmond to be featured on Food Network capital cities show

Oct. 28, 2019 4:20 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A show filmed in Richmond by celebrity chef Guy Fieri will air next month on the Food Network. A news release says that "a classic deli" cooking modern tastes like duck pierogis and Jewish egg rolls will be feature on the "Cruisin' Capital Cities" episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins and...

Online ordering boom gives rise to virtual restaurants

Oct. 21, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frato's Pizza looks like a typical family restaurant, with its black-and-white checkered floor and red chairs. But in the kitchen, the cooks are whipping up dishes for four other restaurants at the same time. There is, of course, the gourmet pizza that patrons have come to expect from...