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FILE - In this March 24, 2011 file French Chef Paul Bocuse poses outside his famed Michelin three-star restaurant L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges in Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, central France. The restaurant of famous French chef Paul Bocuse, who died two years ago, has lost its third star. It was holding it without interruption since 1965, a world record. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

French chef Bocuse restaurant loses 3rd star after 55 years

Jan. 17, 2020 5:04 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The restaurant of French chef Paul Bocuse, who died two years ago, has lost one of its Michelin stars after holding three since 1965, a world record. The Michelin guide announced Friday that the restaurant in Collonges-au-Mont-d'or, near the French city of Lyon, has been downgraded to two...

Maine to let new people into lucrative baby eel fishing biz

Jan. 16, 2020 4:23 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is allowing nine new people to participate in the fishing industry that harvests baby eels, which are among the most valuable natural resources in the state. Baby eels, called elvers, are harvested so they can be used as seed stock by Asian aquaculture companies....

Unlicensed California food service fined after illnesses

Jan. 15, 2020 8:35 PM EST

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — An unlicensed food delivery service in the Sacramento area has been fined more than $100,000 after several customers were sickened. The owner of Anna's Kitchen “repeatedly delivered hundreds of meals that had not been kept properly hot or cold for extended periods of time,...

People are seen in the window eating at a Chinese restaurant decorated with menu items on its shop front on Friday Jan. 10, 2020, in New York City.  A social media campaign backed by a Japanese seasonings company is targeting the persistent idea that Chinese food is packed with MSG and can make you sick. So entrenched is the notion in American culture, it shows up in the dictionary: Merriam-Webster.com lists “Chinese restaurant syndrome.

Asians cringe at 'Chinese restaurant syndrome' in dictionary

Jan. 14, 2020 2:26 PM EST

A social media campaign backed by a Japanese seasonings company is targeting the persistent idea that Chinese food is packed with MSG and can make you sick. So entrenched is the notion in American culture, it shows up in the dictionary: Merriam-Webster.com lists “ Chinese restaurant syndrome " as a real...

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The Latest: '1917' wins best drama film Golden Globe award

Jan. 9, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film and being presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The Golden Globe for drama best picture goes to...

People shop for meat a supermarket in Handan in northern China's Hebei Province, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Soaring pork prices that nearly doubled in December over a year ago kept inflation at a seven-year high despite government efforts to ease meat shortages caused by a disease outbreak, official data showed Thursday. (Chinatopix via AP)

Soaring pork prices keep China's inflation at 7-year high

Jan. 9, 2020 2:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Soaring pork prices that nearly doubled in December over a year ago kept inflation at a seven-year high despite government efforts to ease meat shortages caused by a disease outbreak, official data showed Thursday. Surging inflation adds to challenges for communist leaders who are trying to...

In this undated photo, a High Hills Elementary fifth-grader describes her food truck model display to Kona Ice of Sumter owner Daniel Palumbo on Shaw Air Force Base near Sumter, S.C. (Bruce Mills/The Item via AP)

Food truck design project teaches kids to be entrepreneurs

Jan. 4, 2020 12:02 AM EST

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) — Learning the ins and outs of starting a business used to be something students were not exposed to until at least high school. Two classes of fifth-graders at High Hills Elementary School on Shaw Air Force Base recently completed a two-week project designing food trucks...

This Oct. 31, 2019 photo shows Ricardo Jean-Baptiste with Whole Fish at Rendez-Vous Creole in New Orleans. Jean-Baptiste wants the city to know about epis, the blend of garlic, peppers and herbs at the foundation of so many Haitian dishes. He wants them to taste conch simmered in Creole sauce, the sharply spicy slaw pikliz, the starchy, smashed plantains called bannan fri and gratine, a mac and cheese he makes with ground beef. (Michael DeMocker/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Rooted in history: The Haitian influence on NOLA cuisine

Dec. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ricardo Jean-Baptiste was born in Haiti. In the United States, he became a chef. He moved to New Orleans in 2015 for a job at a large hotel that caters to tourists and conventioneers. “When I came here the first day, I’m almost crying because everything looks...

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Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

Dec. 9, 2019 7:40 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and then return to Israel. But in recent years a new form of tourism has taken root, focused on...

Vegan options growing around Lafayette

Nov. 30, 2019 12:06 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Emily Hubert used to get some odd questions when people learned she was vegan. "I had people ask me, 'Oh, you still eat chicken though, right?' They didn't have any concept of what vegan meant," she said. Now Hubert finds that most people understand that a vegan diet means she eats...