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  • Leak reveals cotton candy-flavored Oreos

    WASHINGTON — Oreos are getting a carnival twist with its newest flavor, but the cookie brand is not happy that word of the confection leaked online. A leaked photo on Instagram shows photos of cotton…

  • No chicken fingers here: Restaurant launches gourmet tasting menu for children

    You won’t find chicken fingers and French fries on this children’s menu. A local restaurant serves innovative and healthy options to teach kids the ins-and-outs of dining out.

  • New and now: Diego Rivera; French food; Piano Guys; Alcatraz

    DETROIT MUSEUM: DIEGO RIVERA-FRIDA KAHLO “He carried a pistol. She carried a flask.” So reads an ad for the Detroit Institute of Arts’ upcoming exhibition on the year that artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks head higher; Nasdaq touches 5,000 points NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is higher this afternoon as deals and economic news give stocks a lift. The Nasdaq has touched 5,000…

  • Paula Deen reaches book distribution deal with Hachette

    NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen has found a new publishing home. Hachette Book Group announced Monday that it had reached a distribution deal with the celebrity chef’s Paula Deen Ventures. Hachette’s plans include selling…

  • EU nations get power to ban genetically-modified crops

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc’s food safety authority. The 28 EU member…

  • Glen Burnie man will be on new Food Network show

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A Glen Burnie man is one of the 10 home cooks appearing on the new Food Network show “All-Star Academy.” When the show premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. Joseph Harris…

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull…

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull…

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull…

  • Beer of the Week: Hardywood Park-Cigar City The Milkman Chocolate Milk Stout

    WASHINGTON — It’s a chocolate milk treat for the 21-and-over kids. WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Hardywood Park-Cigar City…

  • Spike Mendelsohn to head DC Food Policy Council

    District Mayor Muriel Bowser has named prolific D.C. chef Spike Mendelsohn as chair of the District’s new Food Policy Council. Mendelsohn will head efforts to promote the food economy and entrepreneurship, improve food access and…

  • Charlottesville restaurateurs oppose tax increase

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Some Charlottesville restaurant owners are opposing a proposed 25 percent increase in the city’s meals tax. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/185w65j ) that a half-dozen restaurateurs attended a meeting organized by…

  • Garden Plot: Easy-to-grow fruit and veggies

    Meet Mike in Chantilly next weekend! Mike will appear at the Capital Remodel & Garden Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly Friday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 2. Special deal: Enter promo code…

  • Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical…