Food and drink

People reach out for a glass of beer during the opening of the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The world's largest beer festival will be held from Sept. 22 until Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
September 22, 2018 - 8:47 am
MUNICH (AP) — The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on Saturday with two blows of a hammer and the cry of "O'zapft is" — "it's tapped." As tradition demands, he handed the first...
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FILE - This July 17, 2018 file photo shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco. A law signed Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. It takes effect next year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 20, 2018 - 6:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with your child's meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically...
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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, centre, accompanied by Britain's Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland walk to attend a reception at Kensington Palace, in London, Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. Markle was joined by her mother for the launch of a cookbook aimed at raising money for victims of the Grenfell fire. Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception beside her mother, Doria Ragland, to support the cookbook called “Together.” (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, Nick Offerman arrives at the 43rd annual Gracie Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Offerman will narrate “Twain’s Feast,” a look at Twain’s life through the food he loved. The producer and distributor Audible Inc. announced Tuesday that the book comes out Nov. 2. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 18, 2018 - 8:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming audiobook about Mark Twain offers food for thought, and some thoughts for food. Nick Offerman will narrate "Twain's Feast," a look at Twain's life through the food he loved. The producer and distributor Audible Inc. announced Tuesday that the book comes out Nov. 2...
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FILE- In this May 8, 2018, file photo, investor and entrepreneur Kimbal Musk listens to billionaire investor Steve Case as he speaks during the Rise of the Rest bus tour at Musk's restaurant, The Kitchen, at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tenn. Musk, who serves on the board of brother Elon Musk’s companies Tesla and SpaceX, spoke at a Yahoo! Finance breakfast Monday, Sept. 17, about the promise of urban farming and his mission to bring local, trustworthy food and restaurants and gardens to schoolchildren around the country. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While one Musk was on the verge of announcing the first private passenger to travel to the moon while separately fending off a lawsuit accusing him of defaming a British diver, another Musk was talking about growing basil plants at an indoor garden in Brooklyn. Kimbal Musk, who...
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September 11, 2018 - 5:56 pm
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant known for its unusual cheeseburgers is getting some national television exposure. The Journal Inquirer reports that Shady Glen in Manchester will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel's "Burger Land." The restaurant is known for...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin toast as they taste a food, during a visit to an exhibition during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Sergei Bobylev/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 11:29 am
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has treated Chinese President Xi Jinping to Russian pancakes in a show of warm personal ties between the two leaders. The two leaders ate pancakes with caviar and had shots of vodka at an exhibition at the sidelines of an economic forum in...
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In this June 8, 2018 image taken from video, dairy cows eat feed mixed with seaweed in a dairy farm at the University of California, Davis, in Davis, Calif. UC Davis is studying whether adding small amounts of seaweed to cattle feed can help reduce their emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that's released when cattle burp, pass gas or make manure. Dairy farms and other livestock operations are major sources of methane. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
August 31, 2018 - 1:39 pm
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — University of California researchers are feeding seaweed to dairy cows in an attempt to make cattle more climate-friendly. UC Davis is studying whether adding small amounts of seaweed to cattle feed can help reduce their emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that's...
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The Honeybourne 3, right, a Scottish scallop dredger, in dock at Shoreham, south England, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2018, following clashes with French fishermen in the early hours of Tuesday morning off France's northern coast. French maritime authorities are appealing for calm after fishermen from rival French and British fleets banged their boats in ill-tempered skirmishes over access to the scallop-rich waters off France's northern coast. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 6:48 am
PARIS (AP) — French maritime authorities are appealing for calm after fishermen from rival French and British fleets banged their boats in ill-tempered skirmishes over access to the scallop-rich waters off France's northern coast. Maritime official Ingrid Parrot described a muscular confrontation...
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FILE- This Jan 9, 2018, file photo shows the Impossible Burger at Stella's, in Bellevue, Neb., which is a burger is made from plant protein. As companies look to lessen Americans’ reliance on animals for food, the term “plant based” is replacing “vegan” and “vegetarian” because of the unappetizing and polarizing associations the v-words might have. (Ryan Soderlin/The World-Herald via AP, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's not vegan, it's "plant-based." So will carnivores bite? As companies try to cater to Americans' interest in lighter eating, the term "plant-based" is replacing "vegan" and "vegetarian" on some foods. The worry is that the v-words might have unappetizing or polarizing...
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