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  • No bones about it: Broth beverage trend is getting hotter

    WASHINGTON — Forget kale, wheatgrass and cayenne pepper — the main ingredient going into today’s health drink of choice is bone. For centuries, bone broth has been a staple in many home kitchens: Mothers nourish…

  • China moves to accept imports of all US apple varieties

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — For the first time, all varieties of apples from the United States will go on sale in China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. A deal was reached last week…

  • National parks, sample sales, backward coaster, art and food

    VALENTINE’S DAY AND NATIONAL PARKS It’s free to visit national parks this year on Valentine’s Day. That’s because Feb. 14 happens to fall during Presidents Day weekend, when entrance fees to all national parks will…

  • Doctor upset over criticism of daughter’s lunch (Video)

    WASHINGTON — A Missouri dad is upset after a substitute teacher sent home a note critical of the second-grader’s lunch. The note said a cafeteria employee said the lunch consisted of four chocolate bars, a…

  • Super Bowl Sunday, 1.25B chicken wings to be eaten

    WASHINGTON — When folks get together for the Super Bowl, it’s estimated 1.25 billion chicken wings will be eaten, and that fans will gamble $115 on the game, according to the personal finance social network WalletHub. Other tidbits:…

  • Restaurant Week starting in Alexandria, Va.

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — It’s “Restaurant Week” in Alexandria. Officials say that more than 60 restaurants are participating in the week of meal deals, which began Friday and continues through Sunday. Restaurants are offering three-course…

  • 3 easy plant-based breakfasts

    Whether you think breakfast is the most important meal of the day or you’re a chronic breakfast skipper, there’s no denying that this meal can be a nutrient-dense way to start your day. Choosing a…

  • The best diets for men versus women

    Jay Rishel, 34, still dreams of tater tots. But that’s about all the computer systems administrator in York, Pennsylvania, misses about his old, carb-heavy lifestyle. Since going on a ketogenic diet last July — trading…

  • How to tame your sweet tooth in 3 steps

    Ah, sugar. Such a useful ingredient, but so easy to overdo. Sugar, on its own, is not the poison it is made out to be. It can be quite functional in foods — adding sweetness,…

  • Swiss Guard’s cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world’s smallest army eat? A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes…

  • Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers.…

  • Thirst for craft beer fuels large crop of hops

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A thirst for craft beer helped hop growers produce their largest crop of hops in five years. A new report from the Hop Growers of America also shows a 10 percent…

  • The “in” wines in 2015 are from Spain and Portugal

    Scott Greenberg, syndicated wine columnist

  • $300,000 in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant recovered

    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…

  • Brewery to rename Gandhi-Bot beer following complaints

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut brewery will no longer use the name and likeness of Mohandas Gandhi on one of its beers following complaints that the marketing was offensive, a state lawmaker said Friday.…