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From common to cool: The lowly cabbage has become a star

Sep. 16, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

Here's a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. "It's all about how it is prepared, how it's elevated," says Paul Kahan, a James Beard award-winning chef in Chicago and...

Morgan Spurlock takes a second bite of the fast food world

Sep. 16, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last time out, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate only fast food for a month. This time, he's the one dishing out the fried stuff. Spurlock has gone from being an avid Big Mac consumer in "Super Size Me" to serving his own chicken sandwiches in "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!"...

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....

Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy

Sep. 13, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government experts on Friday backed an experimental treatment for children with peanut allergies that could become the first federally approved option for preventing life-threatening reactions. The treatment is daily capsules of peanut powder that gradually help children build up a...

Lead pipes that tainted Newark's water are found across US

Sep. 13, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A drinking water crisis in New Jersey's biggest city is bringing new attention to an old problem: Millions of homes across the U.S. get their water through pipes made of toxic lead, which can leach out and poison children if the water isn't treated with the right mix of chemicals....

Texas says temperatures just fine in its visitor locker room

Sep. 13, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The visitor's locker room at the University of Texas appears almost perfect for serving a nice glass of wine. It may be a tad stuffy for a nap. Texas officials this week produced a chart of temperatures for the room during last Saturday's game when LSU beat the Longhorns 45-38....

English Channel dolphins carry 'toxic cocktail' of chemicals

Sep. 12, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Bottlenose dolphins in the English Channel harbor a "toxic cocktail" of chemicals, some of which have been banned for decades and which may be harming the rare marine mammals' health, scientists said Thursday. Belgian and French scientists said they've detected high accumulations of...

Smoked salmon the old-fashioned way for family biz in London

Sep. 11, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Lance Forman's family has been producing traditional smoked salmon in London for four generations, and he says the smoking process hasn't changed much since those early days. H. Forman and Son has long supplied some of London's finest restaurants, hotels and stores, including The Ivy, Fortnum...

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...

No-spray zones divide French farmers from anxious neighbors

Sep. 11, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran's phone starts to ring. "People call me and say, 'I was on my terrace having lunch and we had to rush inside, the kids were in the swimming pool,'" says...