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Chang says his new Netflix show honors Bourdain

Nov. 18, 2019 2:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With its food-travel fusion and trips to parts unknown, “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” host David Chang says he understands why critics are making comparisons to work done by his late friend and colleague Anthony Bourdain. “I don't know how you couldn't,”...

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...

From kitchen tools to books, gifts for young chefs

Nov. 12, 2019 9:05 AM EST

Do you have a kid in your life who loves a good baking session? Who really wants to use your chef's knife? Who is addicted to the TV show MasterChef Junior, and who uses words like "umami" in regular conversation? There are many terrific gifts to encourage the fledgling cooks in our lives. COOKING KITS An...

Inside underground dining experiences, 2nd Act Supper Club

Nov. 10, 2019 12:06 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Anthony Felan learned an invaluable lesson after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute and working on the ground-level of San Francisco's dining scene: If you're not invited to the exclusive, secret dinner parties, throw your own. In Shreveport, Felan is revered as a...

A $350,000 hotel suite towering over New York City, anyone?

Nov. 8, 2019 10:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — You can never be too rich for New York City, where one hotel suite runs $350,000 a week. The three-bedroom accommodations offered by the Park Hyatt New York were first available earlier this week. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the suite has a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline and...

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...

Syrian refugee turns to food to rebuild his life in US

Nov. 2, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When he came to the United States as a refugee from Syria during that country's bloody civil war, there was a lot Diaa Alhanoun didn't know, starting with English. There was one thing he was fairly certain of, though — whatever else the future held in store for him and his family, he...

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...