Food and drink

February 22, 2019 - 7:56 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish magistrate has opened an investigation into whether there is a link between the death of a woman and a meal she ate at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia where officials have identified suspected cases of food poisoning. A Valencia court statement Friday said the...
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February 20, 2019 - 11:42 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary export. Cyprus government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou told The Associated Press on Wednesday that authorities...
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February 12, 2019 - 8:36 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch fisherman are lobbying lawmakers in a last-ditch attempt to avert a European Union ban on the practice of using electric shocks to stun fish before scooping them up in nets. The Dutch fisherman argue that the technique, known as electric pulse fishing, is...
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February 06, 2019 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is partnering with a Michelin-starred chef. The Met says chef John Fraser will create new dishes to add to the menu for its fourth-floor Dining Room restaurant, which until recently was open only to museum members. The Wall Street...
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This undated image provided by Anheuser-Busch shows a scene from the company's Bud Light 2019 Super Bowl NFL football spot. (Anheuser-Busch via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 8:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Light is touting that it doesn't use corn syrup, but that doesn't make it nutritionally much different from its competitors. The best-selling beer in the U.S. ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad on Sunday night that mocked rivals Miller Lite and Coors Light for using the...
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FILE - This July 17, 2018, file photo, shows the corporate headquarters of Papa John's pizza located on their campus, in Louisville, Ky. Starboard is investing $200 million into Papa John’s and has named its CEO as chairman of the pizza chain. Starboard Value LP said Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, that CEO Jeffrey Smith will serve as chairman of Papa John’s.. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
February 04, 2019 - 2:03 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Struggling pizza company Papa John's has turned to activist investment firm Starboard Value to help it engineer a turnaround. Starboard CEO Jeff Smith will become chairman of Papa John's board. Also named to the board are Anthony Sanfilippo, the former chairman and CEO of...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, photo Laurie Ware, a customer at Starbucks in Nashua, N.H., speaks about a potential presidential run by Starbucks founder Howard Schultz. Some people are already calling for a boycott of Starbucks, and the company itself emphasized that all customers, regardless of political affiliation, are welcome at its stores. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 04, 2019 - 12:17 pm
DETROIT (AP) — DETROIT (AP) — In a story on Feb. 1 about former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz considering a run for president, The Associated Press misidentified who was threatening to organize a boycott against the company. It was Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, not the...
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Kenneth Toft-Hansen of Denmark, center, celebrates on the podium after winning the final of the "Bocuse d'Or" (Golden Bocuse) trophy, in Lyon, central France, ahead Sebastian Gibrand of Sweden, left, who finished second, and Christian Andre Pettersen, right, who came third, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The contest, a sort of world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by Lyon chef Paul Bocuse to reward young international culinary talents. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
February 03, 2019 - 9:56 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Nordic nations have swept the top four prizes at the world's most prestigious culinary competition in France, beating Gallic gourmet chefs at their own game with Northern European simplicity and local ingredients. Team Denmark took the gold medal at the biennial Bocuse d'Or...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 4, 2002, a herd of cows is moved from pasture to a farm for milking near Krakow, Poland. About 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of meat from sick cows who were slaughtered illegally in Poland has been exported to 10 other European Union countries, according to an announcement Thursday Jan. 31, 2019, by Pawel Niemczuk, Poland's top state veterinary official. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, FILE)
January 31, 2019 - 4:04 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of pounds of meat from sick cows who were slaughtered illegally in Poland were exported to 10 other European Union countries, the country's top veterinary official said on Thursday. Pawel Niemczuk said about 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of the meat was exported to...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, customers dine at the Wursthall Restaurant & Bierhaus in San Mateo, Calif. Patrons won't be served at the Silicon Valley restaurant if they wear a "Make America Great Again" baseball cap .J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is a chef-partner of the Wursthall restaurant in San Mateo and said in a tweet Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, that he views the hats as symbols of intolerance and hate. (Michael Mayor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
January 31, 2019 - 2:40 pm
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Patrons won't be served at a Silicon Valley restaurant if they wear a "Make America Great Again" baseball cap. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, a chef-partner of the Wursthall restaurant in San Mateo, California, said in a tweet last weekend that he views the hats as symbols of...
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