Hit hard by virus, fine dining finds new ways to serve

San Francisco chef Dominique Crenn was huddled with staff one day in mid-March when she learned that coronavirus restrictions would close the dining room at her celebrated restaurant, Atelier Crenn. I...

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A man made to make shoes. The king of the Congolese dance hall. A novelist in exile. In the first of an occasional series, The Associated Press takes a look at figures in arts, entertainment and cultu...

Amid anxiety, Georgia lets close-contact businesses reopen

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Some salons, gyms and other close-contact services in Georgia prepared to open Friday as the Republican governor eased a month-long shutdown amid experts' warnings of a potential ...

Boost the schmooze? Trump wants tax dining deduction back

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be an odd gesture at a time of social distancing, but President Donald Trump is leaning into his plea to Congress to restore full tax benefits prized by business for fine dini...

Virus changes menus, operations as restaurants struggle

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of Il Posto Accanto are relying on something Beatric...

Michel Roux, legendary French chef in UK restaurants, dies

LONDON (AP) — Michel Roux, the French-born chef who had a profound influence on Britain's fine-dining habits, has died. He was 78. In a statement Thursday, his son Alain and daughter...

The glitz of Super Bowl heads to a blue-collar part of Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rashad Fenton used to work at Hard Rock Stadium. He’ll work there again Sunday, in a very different capacity than his last job. Fenton is...

Legislation to ban the smuggling of genetic materials is late, but better than never

Japan's agriculture ministry is proposing a new law to prohibit the export of genetic material from the country's Wagyu cattle to retain its competitive edge in the international meat trade. I...

Stinky tofu served to Nauruan president at Taiwan state banquet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time in a century, Taiwan's street food dish stinky tofu was served at a state banquet at the Presidential Office Building as President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文...

From kitchen tools to books, gifts for young chefs

Do you have a kid in your life who loves a good baking session? Who really wants to use your chef's knife? Who is addicted to the TV show MasterChef Junior, and who uses words like "umami" in regular...

Budapest boat crash puts focus on Hungary's tourist boom

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A disaster waiting to happen. That's how many in Budapest describe the deadly crash between a small sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists and a much larger cruise sh...

The Latest: Thomas Keller lawyer denies discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on chef Thomas Keller's pregnancy discrimination trial (all times local): 5:35 p.m. An attorney for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Gro...

Trial to open against Thomas Keller and his 3-star eateries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former employee of celebrated chef Thomas Keller is suing him and his three-star Michelin restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — for discriminat...

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei hosts the MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2019 gala dinner

The highly-anticipated second selection of The MICHELIN Guide Taipei will be announced on 10th April 2019! Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is delighted to host the Michelin Guide Taipei gala dinner in its G...

Taiwan’s MUME named among top 10 of Asia’s restaurants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s MUME was named as the seventh best restaurant in Asia by the organization behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, at an awards ceremony in Macau on Tuesday...