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  • Va. agriculture grants sprout jobs, development

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A grant program that supports agriculture and forestry industries in Virginia is sprouting job growth and economic development across the state. According to data provided to The Associated Press, officials have…

  • After 6 years, Obama personal chef hangs up apron

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, Obama’s personal chef is waving goodbye.…

  • 6 food trends you need to know about for 2015

    December is always such a bittersweet month for me. We look back at the year that was and look forward to the year that’s just around the corner. And in the midst of all the…

  • Beer of the Week: Hardywood Park Bourbon GBS

    WASHINGTON — Forget the house.  How about a bit of gingerbread — in a glass? WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and Food and Wine Sommelier of the Year Greg…

  • Firm recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at…

  • Marriott launches restaurant incubator competition

    Marriott International Inc. is launching a restaurant incubator competition, hoping to tap the world’s growing cadre of food and beverage entrepreneurs to bring a new level of cool to its hotels. The Bethesda hotel giant…

  • Z-Burger food truck to launch in January

    Coming soon to a parking spot near you: burgers and milkshakes from Z-Burger, the quirky, D.C.-based burger joint. Z-Burger’s Peter Tabibian plans to launch the food truck in January, serving lunch in D.C. or Montgomery…

  • Chef Huda shows us how to make Anthony Bourdain-approved shrimp and grits (Video)

    Looking for a healthy comfort food dish to serve up for the holidays? D.C.-based Chef Huda has a quick and easy recipe for you — and it comes approved by Anthony Bourdain. “To have him…

  • Keurig recalls 7 million coffee makers due to burn risk

    Keurig is recalling more than 7 million of its single-serve coffee brewing machines after reports that a number of them had spewed hot liquids and injured dozens of users. The recall is for Keurig’s Mini…

  • A lean Christmas for many laid-off casino workers

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One got her Christmas dinner handed to her a week in advance in foil containers from a union food bank. Another can no longer afford to buy gifts for anyone,…

  • Go for the Food: Tapas at Jaleo in DC-Maryland

    By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — I have a love-hate relationship with famous chefs and their trendy restaurants. I see them on TV, read about them and often love their…

  • Healthy holiday recipes to make for family and guests

    WASHINGTON — Between all the heavy appetizers, rich meals and buttery desserts, it’s important to squeeze in a healthy meal or two over the holiday season. Whether you’re entertaining guests for a cocktail party, hosting…

  • Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.…

  • US grant money supports Va. farm-to-school programs

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Virginia several grants to bring more local farm products to school meal programs. Announced Monday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the funding includes $20,750 for…

  • Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have sunk to their lowest point since the Cold War, there’s one country that’s reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed…