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Online ordering boom gives rise to virtual restaurants

Oct. 21, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frato's Pizza looks like a typical family restaurant, with its black-and-white checkered floor and red chairs. But in the kitchen, the cooks are whipping up dishes for four other restaurants at the same time. There is, of course, the gourmet pizza that patrons have come to expect from...

"Barefoot Contessa" star Ina Garten is writing memoir

Oct. 2, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Celadon Books announced Wednesday that million-selling chef Ina Garten is working on a memoir, not yet titled. It's tentatively scheduled for 2023. Garten, longtime host of the Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa," has written such bestsellers as "Barefoot Contessa Parties!" and "Barefoot in...

When disaster strikes, Chef Jose Andres is on the ground

Sep. 27, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After earthquakes, as hurricanes blow and drench, when wildfires chew through neighborhoods and volcanoes spew deadly lava, look for a gregarious chef toting huge and mighty paella pans. His name is Jose Andres, and he might just be changing some rules on how expedient food relief is...

NY Gov. Cuomo, Food Network star Sandra Lee announce split

Sep. 25, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Food Network star Sandra Lee have broken up after more than a decade of dating. The former couple announced the split with a joint statement issued Wednesday afternoon. "Over the recent past, we have realized that our lives have gone in different...

Retrial ordered in bias case against Keller restaurant group

Sep. 11, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge has ordered a retrial in a pregnancy discrimination case brought against the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. The celebrated chef and his acclaimed restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — were cleared of wrongdoing by a...

JJ Johnson connects the world with rice with new restaurant

Sep. 5, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rice was a staple in JJ Johnson's home when he was growing up. It was also a food he despised. "My mom made overcooked rice," Johnson, now a James Beard Foundation-nominated chef, says jokingly. "But most people don't make rice well." Many people rely on boxed rice, he says, making rice...