Latest Ethnic food News

Maine governor says Trump's orders "cruel political game"

Aug. 10, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor said Monday she believes President Donald Trump's executive orders meant to address the coronavirus pandemic are about “partisan gamesmanship” rather than relief. Trump, a Republican, announced an executive order on Saturday that is intended...

Navajo Nation reports 36 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Aug. 9, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials have reported 36 more cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths. That brings the total number of people infected to 9,293 and the known death toll to 470 as of Saturday night. Navajo Department of Health officials said 84,537 people have been...

Sambusa, a Somali meat pie filled with ground beef and spices, is shown at J's Sambusa, a new Somali restaurant Monday, July 26, 2020 in North Mankato, Minn. Before Nasra “Jamila” Ibrahim emigrated to the United States from Somalia in 1994, she worked at her brother’s restaurant in Mogadishu. Ever since then, the idea of opening a restaurant of her own has lingered in the back of her mind. (Pat Christman/The Free Press via AP)

Somali immigrant lives dream with North Mankato restaurant

Aug. 1, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Before Nasra “Jamila” Ibrahim emigrated to the United States from Somalia in 1994, she worked at her brother’s restaurant in Mogadishu. Ever since then, the idea of opening a restaurant of her own has lingered in the back of her mind. On Monday, July 27, she...

Trader Giotto's Penne Arrabbiata is shown in from of Trader Joe's Friday, July 31, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The popular grocery chain Trader Joe's says it won't be changing ethnic-sounding labels on its line of Mexican, Chinese and other international foods, adding they are not racist. Earlier this month the company said it was looking at changing some labels. But now it says it has no problem with ethnic-food labels like Trader Jose's, Trader Ming's and Arabian Joe. Other Trader Joe's names cited include Arabian Joe for Middle Eastern food, Trader Giotto's for Italian and Trader Joe San for Japanese cuisine. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Trader Joe's says no to changing ethnic-sounding label names

Jul. 31, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trader Joe's, which said earlier this month it was moving to change the names of some of its products after an online petition denounced them as racist, now says it will stick with labels like Trader Jose's and Trader Ming's for Mexican and Asian food. “We want to be clear: we...

ROOH Executive Chef Sujan Sarkar prepares part of the 450 meals that owner Manish Mallick will deliver to I Grow Chicago, in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago on Monday, July 13, 2020. ROOH is one of hundreds of eateries around the country working with the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen to produce meals for the hungry. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago restaurateur joins mission to feed America's hungry

Jul. 21, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Before coronavirus arrived, Manish Mallick's trips to this city’s South Side had been limited to attending graduate classes at the University of Chicago. Now Mallick is a South Side regular — and a popular one. He regularly arrives bearing food for the hungry from his Indian...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, the original Trader Joe's grocery store in Pasadena, Calif., is viewed. Responding to calls for Trader Joe's to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a yearslong process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Petition urges Trader Joe's to change ethnic food labels

Jul. 18, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Responding to calls for Trader Joe's to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a yearslong process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work. In the latest call to re-name...

President Donald Trump listens as Robert Unanue, of Goya Foods, speaks during a roundtable meeting with Hispanic leaders in the Cabinet Room, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

'A slap in the face:' Goya faces boycott over Trump praise

Jul. 10, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of food company Goya is facing an uproar over his praise for President Donald Trump, with some Latino families purging their pantries of the products and scrambling to find alternatives to the beloved beans, seasoning and other products that have long been fixtures in their cooking....

This Alabama dining gem is hidden in plain sight

Jun. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Tucked away in a retail center off Hoover’s busy John Hawkins Parkway, Jake’s Soul Food Café is practically hidden in plain sight. Pardon us that it has taken us this long to discover it. “We’ve been here almost five years,” Sherrell Moore, the...

A Venezuelan oil worker holding a small Iranian flag attends a ceremony for the arrival of Iranian oil tanker Fortune at the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, Monday, May 25, 2020. The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran is expected to temporarily ease Venezuela's fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes. (AP Photo/Ernesto Vargas)

Iran sends shipment of food to Venezuela in latest delivery

Jun. 21, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Iranian officials said one of their cargo ships was expected to dock in Venezuela on Sunday with food to launch the first Iranian supermarket in the South American nation. The Golsan's delivery marks “another success in friendly and fraternal relations between two...

In this image released by Hulu, Emiliano Marentes, left, owner of Elemi, appears in his kitchen as host Padma Lakshmi looks on, in a scene from

Padma Lakshmi gets political with series cheering immigrants

Jun. 16, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Padma Lakshmi has watched in anger as some politicians denigrate immigrants. She's been left seething as newcomers are discriminated against or targeted. So she has responded with something she knows quite a lot about: food. Specifically, immigrant food: burritos, dosas, crab boil, pad...