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Taste of the Tour: A signature dessert in Kirk Douglas' wake

Jul. 21, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

SAINT-SAVIN, France (AP) — It's a Tour de France dilemma: When you've found a gem of a hotel with a knockout restaurant along the race route, do you greedily keep the precious address to yourself? Then again, a pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled, and Le Viscos in the picture-postcard village of...

Shopper buys tea shop in Morgantown, West Virginia

Jul. 21, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Lisa Biafore was searching for a gift for her mother. She found herself inside of the Seneca Center, to the right and down the creaky hall, in a small tea shop. On her quest to find a gift, she noticed the business was for sale. The search for a gift turned into a thought of a "fun...

America's got scallops: Catch is up, consumers shelling out

Jul. 21, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's harvest of scallops is increasing to near-record levels at a time when the shellfish are in high demand and the value of the fishery has surged in recent years. Sea scallops, harvested mostly by boats from the cold Atlantic Ocean, are the target of one of the most valuable...

Shreveport entrepreneurs keep beloved downtown cafe alive

Jul. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Jacquelyn's Cafe is under new ownership. Don't worry — the shrimp salad sandwich isn't going anywhere. After 35 years in the restaurant business, founders Jacquelyn and Jimmy Caskey have retired. In 1983, Jacquelyn's Cafe opened at 1324 Louisiana Ave. on the cusp of downtown...

Taste of the Tour: A festival of lard at high altitude

Jul. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

LA MONGIE, France (AP) — It's one of the unwritten rules of the Tour de France. When the riders go uphill, cholesterol levels do, too. Up in the Pyrenees where crops can't grow, meats replace them on the menu: Sausages, cured ham from the southwestern Bigorre region, duck breast, pork pate, duckling filet...

Georgia guidebook serves 100 suggestions for hungry visitors

Jul. 20, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hungry visitors in Georgia can now find a list of 100 restaurant specialties recommended by the state's tourism agency. The Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development has just published its fifth edition of the Explore Georgia Official State Culinary Guide. It...

What consumers can do as regulators weigh compounds' risks

Jul. 20, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, Tomas Monarrez didn't notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans. 'Completely toxin free!" said a big green message on a line of nonstick frying pans in the cookware aisle at a store in the nation's capital. "No PFOA!" boasted the label on a 12-piece kitchen set....

Vermont to get nearly $100k for farm-to-school food programs

Jul. 20, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be receiving nearly $100,000 from the federal government so schools can get more food from local farms. The office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the Farm to School grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will strengthen farm to...

Taste of the Tour: Classic hen in a pot at 'Chez Paulette'

Jul. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

PAU, France (AP) — A classic base camp at the Tour de France, the city of Pau is a food lovers' paradise. Visited on Friday by the Tour peloton for the 71st time after hosting the race for the first time in 1930, the birthplace of 16th-century king Henri IV is stuffed with restaurants serving dishes riders...

Swiss celebrate once-in-a-generation winegrowers' festival

Jul. 19, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss residents and tourists alike are partying like they haven't since 1999. The town of Vevey has kicked off the 12th "Fete des Vignerons," or Winemakers Festival, the latest installment in a centuries-old tradition of celebrating vineyard workers — which nowadays takes...