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This Alabama dining gem is hidden in plain sight

Jun. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Tucked away in a retail center off Hoover’s busy John Hawkins Parkway, Jake’s Soul Food Café is practically hidden in plain sight. Pardon us that it has taken us this long to discover it. “We’ve been here almost five years,” Sherrell Moore, the...

A Venezuelan oil worker holding a small Iranian flag attends a ceremony for the arrival of Iranian oil tanker Fortune at the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, Monday, May 25, 2020. The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran is expected to temporarily ease Venezuela's fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes. (AP Photo/Ernesto Vargas)

Iran sends shipment of food to Venezuela in latest delivery

Jun. 21, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Iranian officials said one of their cargo ships was expected to dock in Venezuela on Sunday with food to launch the first Iranian supermarket in the South American nation. The Golsan's delivery marks “another success in friendly and fraternal relations between two...

In this image released by Hulu, Emiliano Marentes, left, owner of Elemi, appears in his kitchen as host Padma Lakshmi looks on, in a scene from

Padma Lakshmi gets political with series cheering immigrants

Jun. 16, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Padma Lakshmi has watched in anger as some politicians denigrate immigrants. She's been left seething as newcomers are discriminated against or targeted. So she has responded with something she knows quite a lot about: food. Specifically, immigrant food: burritos, dosas, crab boil, pad...

Have black restaurants been left out of food conversation?

Jun. 13, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — If people truly eat with their eyes, they might miss out on gems like Big Momma’s Soul Food Kitchen. The west Louisville restaurant’s black gated door against a worn white exterior are enough to make some diners turn away before they give the lovingly prepared food a...

Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Levi Banon and his son Mendel, 12, read a religious text at their home library in Casablanca, Morocco, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

In Morocco, tiny Jewish community grapples with virus

Jun. 4, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

When the phone rang on the second day of Passover, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Levi Banon figured it must be an emergency. Electronic devices were prohibited during the holiday. Any call must be urgent. It was. Rabbi Sholom Eidelman, his godfather and a longtime Jewish leader in the Muslim country of Morocco, had...

Baby eel fishing wrapping up in Maine with much lower prices

Jun. 1, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's season for baby eel fishing is coming to a close with the lowest prices in a decade. Baby eels are a lucrative resource in Maine, where fishermen harvest the elvers from rivers and streams and often sell them for more than $2,000 per pound. They're highly prized by Asian...

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Documentary focuses on unlikely champion of Mexican cuisine

May. 27, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If you add garlic to your guacamole, we have bad news: You're not doing it right. Do you mince the onion? That's also a no-no. And, please, leave the avocado lumpy. So says 97-year-old Diana Kennedy, a foremost authority on traditional Mexican cuisine. Over many decades, she has mastered,...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, customers are seen through the window of a Chinese restaurant decorated with menu items in New York City. Merriam-Webster has updated its entry on “Chinese restaurant syndrome,” a term many Asian Americans saw as antiquated and even racist. The phrase was previously defined as a legitimate illness brought on by food seasoned with monosodium glutamate but “especially Chinese food.” (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Merriam-Webster revises 'Chinese restaurant syndrome' entry

May. 22, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

Merriam-Webster has updated its entry on “Chinese restaurant syndrome,” a term many Asian Americans saw as antiquated and even racist. The phrase was previously defined as a legitimate illness brought on by food seasoned with monosodium glutamate but “especially Chinese food.”...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, thousands of Afghan refugees walk as they enter Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, in the western Herat Province. An international aid group says Friday, May 22, 2020 that some 661,000 people in 19 countries have been displaced by armed conflict in the two months since the U.N. secretary general called for a global cease-fire to help curb the coronavirus pandemic. The Norwegian Refugee Council says in a report Friday that the bulk of the newly displaced were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but that large numbers were also uprooted in Yemen, Afghanistan, Chad and Niger. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)

The Latest: UN again urges global cease-fire to fight virus

May. 22, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. again urges global cease-fire to help tackle COVID-19...

A Sikh volunteer cook lights a flame as another pours water for cooking rice in the kitchen hall of the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 10, 2020. The Bangla Sahib Gurdwara has remained open through wars and plagues, serving thousands of people simple vegetarian food. During India's ongoing coronavirus lockdown about four dozen men have kept the temple's kitchen open, cooking up to 100,000 meals a day that the New Delhi government distributes at shelters and drop-off points throughout the city. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Sikh kitchens feed New Delhi's masses in virus lockdown

May. 21, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At first, the kitchen at the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara cooked 40,000 meals each day for the hungry who live on the streets of India’s capital city, or who have lost their livelihoods to the coronavirus lockdown. But the need was greater than that. So workers at the golden-domed temple...