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'Spider-Man' actor tries Thanksgiving pumpkin for first time

Nov. 22, 2018 8:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Spider-Man" star Tom Holland has tasted pumpkin seeds, but never actual pumpkin. However, all that changed for the British actor during a recent Thanksgiving cooking lesson with "Avengers" co-director Joe Russo and chef Jessica Largey who introduced him to kabocha squash, a delicacy...

New Orleans restaurateur aims for inclusivity in new venture

Nov. 4, 2018 6:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When employees enter Saba — an Israeli restaurant started by award-winning chef Alon Shaya — they pass by the company's mission statement, which emphasizes the importance of a safe and comfortable working environment. Only at the end does it really get around to food with...