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At Memphis BBQ contest, pitmasters sweat through the smoke to be best in pork

May. 18, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Hundreds of dedicated pitmasters are sweating through the smoke as they compete to see who will be crowned “best in pork” at this year's World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis, Tennessee. Considered one of the premiere cooking...

Indiana judge opens door for new eatery, finding `tacos and burritos are Mexican-style sandwiches'

May. 17, 2024 14:15 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana judge who declared that “tacos and burritos are Mexican-style sandwiches” has cleared the way for the opening of a new restaurant, delighting a restauranteur following a legal battle. Martin Quintana, 53, has been trying for about three years...

The first Mexican taco stand to get a Michelin star is a tiny business where the heat makes the meat

May. 15, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly minted Michelin-starred chef Arturo Rivera Martínez stood over an insanely hot grill Wednesday at the first Mexican taco stand ever to get a coveted star from the French dining guide, and did exactly the same thing he's been doing for 20 years: searing meat. ...

Frozen peas and lemon add complexity to this weeknight-friendly risotto

May. 13, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

Risotto has a fussy reputation, but it’s utterly weeknight-friendly and can be made start to finish in just over half an hour. It’s also versatile and adaptable, and a great way to use up ingredients you already have in your kitchen, including frozen vegetables. In this recipe...

Fine dining, at a new high. A Michelin-starred chef will take his cuisine to our upper atmosphere

May. 13, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Ever since humans have journeyed to space, their meals there have proved to be, well, nothing to write home about. But that could change after a Michelin-starred chef teamed up with the Florida-based startup Space Perspective to take fine-dining to our upper...

For mom this Mother's Day, why not make homemade jam? Just don't tell her how easy it is

May. 06, 2024 12:01 PM EDT

Mother’s Day always feels like a bit of a push-pull to me on many levels. Leaving the wide range of family dynamics aside (that’s another article, to be written by another writer!), the-stay-in-and-cook vs. going-out conundrum bubbles up every year. Make mom a fabulous meal at...

These simple seared pork chops boast the flavors of porchetta without all the work

May. 06, 2024 08:47 AM EDT

Italian porchetta is a special dish of spit-roasted pork flavored with herbs, fennel and garlic. It’s delicious, but much too involved for a weeknight dinner. To give pork chops the same flavor profile with less work, we narrowed the ingredients to those best suited for searing on the stovetop. ...

It's Cinco de Mayo time, and festivities are planned across the US. But in Mexico, not so much

May. 04, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

The United States is gearing up for Cinco de Mayo. Music, all-day happy hours and deals on tacos are planned at venues across the country on Sunday — May 5 — in a celebration with widely misunderstood origins that is barely recognized south of the border. In the U.S., the date...

Pro tips for turning meh guacamole into great guacamole, for Cinco de Mayo and beyond

May. 01, 2024 12:01 PM EDT

Americans have been having a love affair with avocados in recent years. Especially in guacamole. According to the California Avocado Commission, some 81 million pounds of avocados are consumed in the U.S. during Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of Mexican American culture that...

Paris Olympic athletes will feast on freshly baked bread, select cheeses and plenty of veggies

Apr. 30, 2024 21:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Freshly cooked bread, select cheeses and a broad veggie offer will be among the meals to be offered to athletes and visitors during the 2024 Paris Olympics — including, of course, gourmet dishes created by renowned French chefs. About 40,000 meals are expected to be...