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  • Bourbon boom: Kentucky inventory reaches 40-year high

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades. The state’s bourbon inventory reached a 40-year high last year, with nearly…

  • Pricey NYC restaurant settles wage violation complaint

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City’s most expensive restaurants agreed to settle a complaint that it added a 20 percent charge for banquets and did not pass the money on to its…

  • Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods Market is apologizing to its shoppers for incorrect pricing, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and…

  • Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!

    Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is? The apparently misguided pairing was exposed for all its perversity Wednesday, when the New…

  • Red, white and BOOM: Wines for the Fourth of July, part 2

    WASHINGTON — When I was growing up in a “small town” in Central California, the Fourth of July meant ice cold watermelon, cookouts, a parade down Main Street and fireworks at the community college stadium…

  • Study: Surgery May Beat Diet and Exercise for Diabetes

    (NEW YORK) — Recent research has pointed to the effectiveness of weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding in treating diabetes. Now, a new study suggests that these surgical approaches may even be…

  • Pizza farms offer reverse twist in farm-to-table movement

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re inviting customers over for pizza. On Wednesday nights when…

  • Whiskey wins America’s wallets with 42 states ranking it top tipple

    (NEW YORK) — One thing’s for sure: America loves its alcohol. But apparently each state loves certain kinds more. Analyzing information culled from its 700,000 users, drinking social app BARTRENDr compiled data on the most…

  • Carlsberg debuts beer-based men’s grooming line

    WASHINGTON — Stories may not get more manly than this one: The makers of Carlsberg beer have come out with a line of grooming products for men. And, yes, a prominent ingredient is beer. The…

  • Best wine lists? 3 D.C. restaurants make the cut

    Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 list of the best wine restaurants includes three in D.C. The magazine puts its list together each year not just for expensive wines but for restaurants with strong wine programs, star sommeliers…

  • Food aid to Syrian refugees cut in half amid funding crisis

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The World Food Program says it had to cut in half food aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon because of a funding crisis and may soon have to halt all food…

  • Best Bites from the 2015 Fancy Food Show

    Each June, hordes of specialty food marketers descend upon New York City hawking their gourmet cheeses, confections, condiments, snacks, frozen novelties, meats and beverages at the Specialty Food Association’s annual Fancy Food Show. And this…

  • Travel new and now: Boston, food apps, surf rodeo

    NEW YORK (AP) — BOSTON There’s a lot more to Boston this summer than the Freedom Trail, the route that links historic landmarks like the Bunker Hill Monument and Paul Revere House. Summer festivals kick…

  • Peapod gets into the CSA game

    The Peapod grocery delivery service will soon add a local produce component to its offerings, rolling out the option in the Washington region starting this week. Peapod, which is affiliated with Giant grocery stores through…

  • First lady: Career, technical studies offer students options

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students gathered…