Chefs

FILE - This March 9, 2017, file photo shows celebrated chef Thomas Keller in the kitchen of his French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif. A jury has found the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group not guilty of pregnancy discrimination. The verdict Wednesday, June 26, 2019, exonerates the famous chef and his acclaimed restaurants, Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California, of wrongdoing alleged by former employee Vannessa Scott-Allen. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 26, 2019 - 7:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in Napa Valley cleared the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group of wrongdoing in a pregnancy discrimination trial that ended Wednesday. The verdict exonerates the famous chef and his acclaimed restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — of charges...
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June 24, 2019 - 7:07 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Organizers of a culinary festival in North Carolina hope to cook up a new tradition honoring the history of Appalachia. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the event called "Chow Chow" will be in Asheville from Sept. 12 to Sept. 15. It's named after a traditional sweet...
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A group called the Voodoo Priestesses participate in a funeral precession for Leah Chase from St. Peter Claver Church to her restaurant "Dookie Chase's" in New Orleans, Monday, June 10, 2019. Fellow chefs, musicians, family and friends were among hundreds of admirers who filed through the church on Monday to pay last respects to Leah Chase, the "Queen of Creole Cuisine" who ran a family restaurant where civil rights strategies were discussed over gumbo and fried chicken in the 1950s and '60s. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
June 10, 2019 - 9:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For celebrated Creole chef Leah Chase, the goodbye had all the ingredients of a typical New Orleans sendoff: warm reminiscences and mourning mixed with a Mardi Gras-style celebration of her life. Fellow chefs, musicians, family and friends were among hundreds who filed through a...
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FILE - This March 9, 2017, file photo, shows celebrated chef Thomas Keller in the kitchen of his French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif. 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 discrimination, saying she was denied a job transfer and ultimately let go because she was pregnant. Vanessa Scott-Allen is seeking $5 million in damages for allegations that include sex discrimination and violation of pregnancy disability leave and says she hopes her trial, which starts Monday, June 3, 2019, will draw attention to a "culture of misogyny in fine dining," said her attorney, Carla Minnard. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 03, 2019 - 8:47 pm
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 discrimination, saying she was denied a job transfer and ultimately let go because she was pregnant. Vanessa...
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Visitors arrive in the main lobby of the TWA Hotel at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 15, 2019 - 11:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The famous winged TWA terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport came out of its decades-long retirement Wednesday with a new life as a luxury hotel. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the $268 million project. He said he remembers seeing the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Sandra Lee attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit in New York. Lee says she and her longtime partner, Cuomo, are selling their house in the New York City suburbs. Lee tells The New York Times that the 1950s Colonial in the northern Westchester County enclave of New Castle will be listed for $2.3 million. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NEW CASTLE, N.Y. (AP) — Food Network star Sandra Lee says she is selling the home in the New York city suburbs that she shares with her longtime partner, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lee tells The New York Times that the 1950s Colonial in the northern Westchester County enclave of New...
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May 11, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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May 08, 2019 - 8:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A famous South American chef says he was stopped as he brought 40 piranhas in a duffel bag through Los Angeles International Airport. Virgilio Martinez, chef-owner of Central restaurant in Peru, tells the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that he hoped to serve the predatory, sharp-...
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In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, pedestrians walk past the Lucky Lee's restaurant in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York. The owner has drawn backlash for touting offerings of “clean” American-Chinese cuisine, renewing debate about cultural appropriation in the restaurant world. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
April 12, 2019 - 8:50 pm
A New York City restaurant owner who touted her "clean" American-Chinese cuisine and derided Chinese dishes as swimming in "globs of processed butter," sodium and MSG is renewing the long-simmering debate about stereotyping and cultural appropriation in the restaurant world. Arielle Haspel, who is...
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President Donald Trump welcomes the 2018 NCAA FCS College Football Champions, The North Dakota State Bison, to the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 4, 2019, with McDonald's and Chick-fil-A fast food. Fourth from left is Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., third right is Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and fourth from right is North Dakota State Bison quarterback Easton Stick. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 04, 2019 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The smell of burgers and fries wafted through the State Dining Room as President Donald Trump celebrated the championship football players from North Dakota State on Monday with fast food, like he did when he honored the national champion Clemson Tigers. Trump told the football...
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