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Take your Caesar salad to the grill to get a smoky char

May. 20, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

The smoky char of the grill brings a whole new dimension to plain old Caesar salad. To develop good char and maintain crisp lettuce without ending up with scorched, wilted, even slimy leaves, we used sturdy, compact romaine hearts, which withstood the heat of the grill better than whole heads. Halving them...

DNA test uncovers D-Day love story 75 years later

May. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

LUDRES, France (AP) — After decades of searching, Andre Gantois had lost hope. The retired French postal worker figured he'd likely go to his grave without ever knowing who his father was, unable to identify the U.S. serviceman who had fought his way across France after the D-Day landings, taken a bullet...

Harissa pairs perfectly with lamb in this spiced burger

May. 20, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

Harissa is a traditional North African condiment that has an irresistibly complex chile flavor. It pairs perfectly with lamb's earthy taste in this rich, spiced burger. Cool, creamy mayonnaise provides a rich base for our spicy harissa-spiked sauce, and a blast of fresh mint and lemon zest balances out the...

Tonight make salmon that flakes apart in buttery chunks

May. 20, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

As we learned with recipes for beef, lamb, pork, and poultry, cooking en cocotte_cooking a protein in a covered pot with little to no liquid_concentrates flavor. We were skeptical that the technique would successfully translate to fish. Fish cooks quickly; would the fish dry out in the dry pot? We gave the...

$15 minimum wage becomes part of 2020 presidential landscape

May. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox campaign by the...

California fish tacos are a light and fresh surfside treat

May. 20, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

A surfside treat, California fish tacos feature battered and fried crispy white fish and sprightly pickled vegetables. When done right, they are light and fresh, with a lively mix of textures and flavors. This recipe may look involved, but the components come together quickly, so invite your friends to help. The...

This Chinese salt and pepper shrimp is a savory-spicy joy

May. 20, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

There's probably no recipe that better showcases salt and pepper working in multiple ways and together than Chinese salt and pepper shrimp, an enticing dish of plump, moist fried shrimp with shells as shatteringly crispy_and appealing to eat_as fried chicken skin, and a killer savory-spicy flavor profile. A quick...

High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

May. 20, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a member of the Crow tribe who was fined for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest. On Monday, the Supreme Court sided with Clayvin Herrera. He argued that when his tribe gave up land in present-day Montana and Wyoming to the federal government...

'Tortilla movement' seeks to restore Mexico's iconic food

May. 20, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico City's 9 million residents sleep in the pre-dawn darkness, busy hands are already preparing the day's corn tortillas in the small kitchen of Molino El Pujol, a tortilla shop that is part of a famed chef's bid to help recover Mexico's iconic food. As the old tortilla machine...

AP Exclusive: UN health agency struggles with travel abuses

May. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization spent nearly $192 million on travel expenses last year, with staffers sometimes breaking the agency's own rules by traveling in business class, booking expensive last-minute tickets and traveling without the required approvals, according to internal documents...