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Judge sides with Florida House instead of Emeril TV producer

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:27:54 UT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to step into an ongoing tussle between a television producer for one of chef Emeril Lagasse's cooking shows and the Florida House of Representatives. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on Friday refused to grant an injunction against the Republican-controlled House that had been sought by producer Pat Roberts and his company. The House last week gave Roberts five days to turn over records detailing how the show "Emeril's Florida" spent millions it received from the state's tourism agency. If Roberts and his company MAT Media refused to comply with the subpoena, he could be fined or jailed.

James Beard Awards dub this Wash. spot an 'American Classic'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:28:04 UT

The James Beard Foundation Awards are one of the preeminent prizes that a restaurant can receive. And this week Washington can welcome another winner into their fold.

Emeril TV producer fighting subpoena from Florida House

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:40:35 UT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A television producer for one of chef Emeril Lagasse's cooking shows caught in an escalating legal battle with the Florida House of Representatives won a temporary reprieve Tuesday. The House demanded last week that producer Pat Roberts and his company turn over records in five days or risk hefty fines and even jail. Instead of complying by the deadline, Roberts filed a lawsuit in federal court that contends his constitutional rights are being violated by the Republican-controlled House. During an emergency hearing, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker agreed to consider the case.

The Latest: Emeril TV producer fighting Florida subpoena

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:09:15 UT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Emeril television producer fighting a subpoena to turn over records to the Florida House (all times local): 5 p.m. A federal judge is going to decide whether or not a television producer for one of Emeril Lagasse's cooking shows has to turn over financial records to the Florida House of Representatives. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on Tuesday held an emergency hearing on the lawsuit filed against the House by producer Pat Roberts and his company. The House had set a 5 p.m. deadline for Roberts to turn over records detailing how the show "Emeril's Florida" spent millions of dollars it received from the state's tourism agency.

Cookbook shows funeral food is a tradition that won't die

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:54:54 UT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Perre Coleman Magness' latest cookbook came to be in sort of a funny way, particularly for a book about feeding the bereaved. "The publisher asked me if I would be interested in doing a book on funeral food because it is a 'trending topic,'" she said. "I said that I could do one on Southern food, but not one for Lutherans in Minnesota or Italians from Brooklyn." While she mulled it over, she called her mother, also a writer and also named Perre Magness. "The first thing I did was call my mother, as you do, and when I told her what was going on, she said, 'Oh, you need my obituary file,' " she said.

Former Hopewell mayor opens chocolate manufacturing facility

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:00:00 UT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — The former mayor of Hopewell, Steve Taylor, and his wife Kim recently opened a chocolate wholesale manufacturing and retail facility, Taylor Made Chocolate, in Chesterfield County. The bean-to-bar artisan chocolate making process that unfolds in the back of the Taylor Made Chocolate store begins with cocoa beans that are imported from Haiti. Taylor and his employees sort through the beans, taking out the ones that will take away from the flavor of the chocolate, and then the best beans are roasted and winnowed in the facility. The beans are then taken through the final mixing and cooling stages before being packaged and sold on the shelves at the front of the store.

Craft beer is becoming the wine of New England by redefining 'terroir'

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:22:12 UT

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Daina Cheyenne Harvey, College of the Holy Cross and Ellis Jones, College of the Holy Cross (THE CONVERSATION) The U.S. craft beer industry is exploding. Although two companies – Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors – have produced more than 75 percent of all beer consumed in the United States for decades, America now has more craft breweries than at any time in recorded history. Private investment firms are pouring money into small breweries as though they were Silicon Valley startups. Towns looking to revitalize are offering economic incentives for people willing to start up craft breweries in their areas.

Popular Seattle vegetarian restaurant moving locations

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:33:30 UT

The restaurant that claims to be Seattle's longest-running vegetarian cafe is moving -- around the corner.

Florida House: Hand over records from Emeril's show now

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:05:34 UT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House is demanding the producer of a television show hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse to turn over records in five days or risk hefty fines and even jail. The House voted Thursday to issue a subpoena for the records. Lawmakers are asking for years of records detailing how the show spent millions paid out by the state's tourism agency — and how much was paid to Lagasse. Lawyers for producer Pat Roberts and his company MAT Media contend that he could be sued if the information is revealed. The show, "Emeril's Florida," aired on The Cooking Channel. It featured the chef touring the state and visiting some of Florida's top restaurants.

Say Cheese! Young chefs spar in grilled cheese challenge

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:10:24 UT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The youngest of three Maine chefs has taken first place in the inaugural Augusta Agricultural Trades Show gourmet grilled cheese sandwich contest. The "get Real. get Maine." cooking contest took place Wednesday, with 10-year-old Jade Eastman taking the top prize with her grilled cheese. The Portland Press Herald reports the trio of competitors was given 30 minutes to prepare a grilled cheese sandwich, and they were given no advance warning on what they'd be cooking. Jade received a gift bag from Hannaford Bros. supermarkets for her win. Runners-up Chase Daigle and Ethan Hobart, both 12, got to keep their official competition aprons and chef hats, as did Jade. The 77th Agricultural Trades Show continues from 9 a.m.

15 things we learned from the Dick's employee AMA

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:09:04 UT

Why are their fries like that? Which celebrities eat at Dick's? In-N-Out or Dick's?

Stir up a Victorian Christmas Pudding, Pittsburgh style

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 23:39:28 UT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the traditional highlights of an English Christmas is the plum pudding served at the end of the meal - dense, rich, and dripping with rum butter or other boozey glaze. It used to be a standard in Pittsburgh as well, if the recipes in the old cookbooks in the Heinz History Center archives are any indication, and it merits a return. But first, some clarification. Jell-O brand forever altered Americans' sense of what is "pudding." The gloopy stuff we tend to think of would traditionally have been considered a custard. "Pudding" before the the advent of add-milk-and-stir was a combination of fruits, sugar, eggs, fat and spice with just enough bread or flour to hold it all together.

Gaucho grill: Argentine cuisine glows with wood-fire cooking

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 15:10:14 UT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Flames glow, smoke billows and the aroma of slowly burning logs blends with the flavors of lightly charred calamari with broccoli and aioli cooked inside a handmade wood-fired oven. Like other dishes at Proper restaurant, essential ingredients for this house favorite are timber and fire. Proper was recently named in the Latin American edition of the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants list, part of Argentina's growing international recognition for creative open-flame cooking. The sacred Argentine "asado," or barbeque, brings together families and friends, regardless of social class, and is a source of national pride.

Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant closes for good

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:04:25 UT

NEW YORK (AP) — A restaurant run by television star and celebrity chef Guy Fieri in the heart of New York City's Times Square has shut its doors for good. The restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, served its last public meal Saturday. Restaurant officials held a private dinner event on New Year's Eve for its last night of operation. The restaurant opened in 2012, where it was greeted with a no-star review from The New York Times' restaurant critic. Fieri said in a statement that he was proud of the restaurant serving millions of patrons for over five years, and did not give a reason for its closure. The restaurant was part of the Blue Stein Group, a New York collection of restaurants that includes the Heartland Brewery chain.

Fare thee well: Seattle restaurant closures of 2017

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:02:29 UT

Among the more painful of Seattle's growing pains is the closure of old haunts that brought us "old Seattle" comfort or excited us, but didn't survive soaring rents or trendiness.