After a pandemic year in which the shape of work and play were transformed, Father’s Day gifts can embrace comforting old favorites or celebrate exciting new interests.
Here’s a selection of high- and low-tech goodies for an epic dad’s day, from a personalized-song service to some souped-up Lego models.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles pulled off their masks, hugged their friends and made toasts to their regained freedom as restaurants, bars and pubs reopened for the first time in seven months and the government dropped a requirement for people to cover their faces outdoors.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai is parting with a longstanding requirement that restaurants be covered by curtains in the daytime during Ramadan to shield the sight of food from people fasting...
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LONDON (AP) — The Scottish government ordered pubs in Scotland's two biggest cities to close and restricted food and drink business in the rest of the country as Britain seeks to control a surge in coronavirus cases.
HONG KONG (AP) — Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws...
Perfectly grilled tuna steaks should combine a hot, smoky, charred exterior with a cool, rare center. For a home cook, this ideal can be an elusive goal.
For grilled tuna steaks with an intense smoky char and a tender interior, we started with a hot grill.
The premise behind the French method of cooking en cocotte (or casserole roasting) is to slow down the cooking process in order to concentrate flavor.
Fish cooked for an extended period of time usually winds up dry, but a combination of low oven temperature, moist-heat environment, and the right cut of fish allows it to remain juicy and tender.
It's no wonder salmon is so popular: Its flesh is rich-tasting thanks to high levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
A great way to ensure moist, tender salmon is to poach it. And a vinaigrette packed with fresh herbs offers surprising nutritional value.
As a youngster, I never could get my fill of maraschino cherries. That is, until the day I got my hands on a whole jar of them, sat down with a spoon and proceeded to finish them off.
I haven't put another maraschino cherry in my mouth since that sitting.
What's not to love about a Greek gyro, a sandwich of seasoned, marinated lamb, tomato, lettuce, and cucumber-yogurt tzatziki sauce stuffed inside a soft pita?
The traditional method for cooking the meat employs an electric vertical rotisserie on which layers of sliced and marinated leg of lamb are stacked.
ROCKAWAY, N.J. (AP) — For the past couple of weeks, alarm clocks have been buzzing early at Hira and Inaaya Shakir's house...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's is taking a stand against what it calls the Trump administration's regressive policies by rebranding one of its flavors Pecan Resist.
The company and its founders unveiled the limited batch ice cream flavor Pecan Resist Tuesday in Washington ahead of the midterm elections.
Cleveland Eats will be back in 2019, organizers say
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The second installment of Cleveland Eats proved a success, prompting organizers to say it will return in 2019.
The one-day festival, which aims to promote the work of Cuyahoga Community College's Hospitality Management Center, approached 7,000 attendees, organizers said.
HUNTINGTON — A new Vietnamese restaurant opened in downtown Huntington on Wednesday.
Pho U & Mi, located at 1451 3rd Ave. in the former Clean Eatz building, specializes in pho and banh mi and other specialty food and drinks.
Western Reserve Distillers nears opening in Lakewood
LAKEWOOD, Ohio – For years Ohio has had an established wine scene with a handful of recognized appellations throughout the state. Then came beer, with craft breweries gaining a still-burgeoning foothold in the last 30 years.
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Want to learn about the origins of winemaking? You'll have to go about 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) east of Bordeaux, France, to the Republic of Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains.
The second annual Crave Food and Drink Celebration came to a close Sunday.
More than 50 chefs from around the region – and country – came to the sophomore Crave fest, created by local restaurateur and chef Adam Hegsted.
TAMWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Beaver-flavored whiskey, anyone?
A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavored partly by the secretion from a beaver's castor sacs.
Tamworth Distilling says the secretion, called castoreum, has a history of being used as a flavoring and is on a small list of FDA ingredients called "generally recognized as safe."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The streets of Washington are dark and empty when Majed Abdalraheem first arrives at Union Kitchen, a shared commercial cooking space in a warehouse on the city's northeast side. By 4 a.m., he has already made headway on preparing a meal for 150 people.
Cleveland festival season takes off with Memorial Day weekend
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It was more than a sampling of tacos or beers, or the music or the games. The gathering of partyers was just as much about this road – one that was boarded up and relegated to a construction site this time last year.
Salt and spice make everything nice. Or is that sugar and spice make everything nice?
The saying works both ways when mixing craft drinks using Terry McKay and Charissa Black-McKay’s rokz cocktail infusion kits and naturally flavored salt and sugar garnishes.
Can’t decide on a restaurant? Spotluck can help, and offer a discount, too.
Spotluck, a mobile app that encourages people to patronize locally owned restaurants, launched Thursday in Connecticut with 14 Danbury restaurants on board.
SIOUX CITY | Craft beers have been around for a long time but the concept of "craft food" is still something new.
That's the type of cuisine at Table 32, a restaurant that opened on the first floor of the Virginia Square development at 100 Virginia St.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — H-E-B has recalled certain H-E-B brand single-serving soups made with vegetable products possibly contaminated with listeria bacteria.
The San Antonio-based supermarket chain is one of several retailers affected by the recall Friday by Mann Packing, the supplier of the vegetable products.
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Worried California vintners surveyed the damage to their vineyards and wineries Tuesday as wildfires sweep through counties whose famous names have become synonymous with fine food and drink...
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NEW YORK (AP) — A revamped nutrition facts panel designed to make it easier for Americans to see how many calories and added sugars are in packaged foods and drinks is being delayed...
The idea of serving edible grasshoppers at a baseball game isn't as crazy as it sounds.
The Seattle Mariners brought that curious offering to their ballpark this season, and although it might have seemed like a head scratcher to many fans and foodies, this crispy snack was more than just a quirky attention grabber.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs.
Thanksgiving is a quintessential example of American tradition, and the food and drink on your holiday table is undoubtedly the centerpiece of the holiday.
“While staples like turkey and stuffing will always have a place at the table, don’t be shy about taking a cue from classic French dishes and dining style to add a touch of elegance to your entertaining,” says Frederic Barnier of Maison Louis Jadot, one of the most trusted wine houses in Burgundy.
When berry season arrives and they become much more affordable, my family and I turn into berry gluttons.
We love them year round, but it's such an indulgence to shovel in handfuls of what may be one of the most luxurious and perfect fruits of the summer.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A push to repeal a quirky Utah liquor law requiring some restaurants to prepare alcoholic drinks out of public view likely has been shelved for at least another year after lawmakers said Tuesday that they needed more time to consider its implications.
BRANCHPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Winter finally came down hard on New York's Finger Lakes this month with single-digit temperatures at dawn and fresh snow blowing over the rolling vineyards.
WASHINGTON (AP) — What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.
Critics call it "frankenfish," but the Food and Drug Administration granted its approval on Thursday, saying the faster-growing salmon is safe to eat.
Have you ordered your copy of the latest five-ingredient-paleo-gluten-free-Nordic-kale smoothie cookbook yet? Me either.
You know why? Because nobody outside hipster man bun-loving enclaves in Brooklyn and Los Angeles actually eats that way.
SEATTLE (AP) — The latest in an E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in Washington state and Oregon (all times local):
State health officials say a total of 45 people have been sickened with E.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died.
Simon died Friday morning at a hospice facility in Las Vegas, according to his business partner, Cory Harwell.
SEATTLE (AP) — The pumpkin spice latte battle is heating up just in time for fall.
Starbucks and Panera are hyping reformulated versions of the popular drinks — which will include real pumpkin — in a fight to win over fans of the beverage in coming weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labels on packaged steaks and other cuts of red meat in the United States that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered will have to be dropped or revised after a World Trade Organization ruling Monday.
Butter and dill are lovely on roasted carrots, but this spring I wanted something a little more... robust.
Because let's face it, spring and early summer have a tendency to smack you with cool, wet weather when you're least expecting it — and when you are most desiring sun and heat.
The arrival of local strawberries is a sure sign that warm weather is on its way. So to celebrate, I'm sharing what I consider the absolute best biscuit recipe I've ever encountered.
It was while I was working in Gourmet magazine's test kitchen during the '80s that I was put on the quest for the best biscuit.
Too often, a salad is served out of obligation. We feel it is something we have to do to make the meal complete, but really don't want to.
And too often that's why the salads we serve aren't all that great.
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs.
The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1wzxQsz ) reports that Bill Sarris had his Canonsburg staff make a chocolate football with a big dent in the side.
A few years ago, former video game executive Kevin Yu was cooking for a girlfriend on Valentine's Day when he discovered he'd forgotten the mushrooms for the mushroom soup. But that was just the start.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of the country.
But the mystery of who broke into the unmarked wine room at the world-renowned French Laundry eatery and how the 76 bottles of fine wine got to a private cellar in Greensboro, North Carolina, has yet to be solved.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Host, maker of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, said it's buying macadamia nut processor Mauna Loa from The Hershey Co.
Hawaiian Host says it will keep Mauna Loa a subsidiary and separate brand, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (http://bit.ly/1CmeITI ) Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A large majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not.
According to a December Associated Press-GfK poll, 66 percent of Americans favor requiring food manufacturers to put labels on products that contain genetically modified organisms, or foods grown from seeds engineered in labs.