Latest Ethnic food News

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....

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...

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...

African American men raise food and confidence at this farm

Aug. 11, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

EFLAND, N.C. (AP) — Kamal Bell launched Sankofa Farms on 12 acres of rock-hard Alamance County red clay in 2016 as a place where kids could grow. Bell was a middle school earth and environmental sciences teacher then in the Durham Public Schools, where one of his goals was to help African American boys...

AP PHOTOS: Toronto festival highlights Iranian culture, food

Aug. 9, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Traditional dance, theater and music, a colorful puppet show and beloved food dishes from back home in Iran. They were all on display as more than 160,000 people — most of them Iranians from Canada and the U.S. — attended the Tirgan Festival on the Lake Ontario waterfront in...

Cuba caps prices for food, beverages to cut inflation risk

Jul. 31, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government is capping prices for food and beverages throughout the country in order to control the risk of inflation due to a state wage hike and stagnant productivity. The experiment started several weeks ago in some province and it will go into effect throughout Cuba on Aug. 1,...

City of Miami to host 5K race to raise funds for Venezuela

Jul. 23, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The city of Miami and members of Venezuela's opposition will host a charity run to raise funds for medical supplies and medicines for the South American nation that is grappling with food and medical shortages. Mayor Francis Suarez said "Running for Freedom 5K" will support humanitarian aid...