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A hurricane-hardened city coping ‘the New Orleans way’

NEW ORLEANS — Shrimp and grits served for breakfast on the sidewalk at El Pavo Real. “Super Secret” seasoned pork and braised greens handed out at the door of the Live Oak Café. Spicy jambalaya dished out under a canopy erected on the empty sun-scorched streetcar tracks by a couple who just wanted to help.

Cattle producers have a beef with 35-year marketing campaign

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. – Cattle producers for 35 years have been bankrolling one of the nation’s most iconic marketing campaigns, but now many want to end the program that created the “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” slogan.

Tyson Foods workers get paid sick leave; 75% vaccinated

Tyson Foods is offering its front-line workers paid sick leave for the first time, part of an agreement that secured union support for its mandate that all U.S. employees get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

Water Cooler: Tips for a better green salad

The central ingredient of a green salad is lettuce, but sticking to one type is one reason why your salad may be underwhelming. Mix two or three types together to introduce a variety of flavor and texture to your salad. Try mixing a crunchy lettuce like romaine or iceberg.

Watermelon and cucumber salad is refreshing and easy to make

This salad is a quadruple threat of refreshment, with each of its four main elements offering a unique layer of quenching flavor. At its base are two cooling food A-listers: chunks of juicy watermelon and crunchy cucumber.

Even as COVID-19 cases rise, US Open, other events welcome fans

Full-throated shouts and hearty applause returned to the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, bursts of sound that offered some form of reaction to nearly each and every action. Also back: lengthy lines to get through the gates and to buy something to eat or drink.

U.S. slightly upgrades GDP estimate for last quarter to 6.6%

The U.S. economy grew at a robust 6.6% annual rate last quarter, slightly faster than previously estimated, the government said Thursday in a report that pointed to a sustained consumer-led rebound from the pandemic recession.

Rethink two of the staple ingredients to make the perfect BLT

We are in that delirious moment of summer when you can't make a wrong move at the farmer's market. Tomatoes in all sizes lie next to piles of corn and fields of berries in cartons. It's a grown-up version of the cliché about the kid in a candy store.

Gig apps for a pandemic economy: Part time, no commitment

Stint, in use across the U.K., has grown in popularity, alongside similar apps in the United States like Instaworks and Gigpro, as one response to the peculiar ways in which economies have been rebounding from the pandemic recession.

Pop-up restaurants may stick around as COVID sees resurgence

NEW YORK – Pop-up restaurants, many started as stopgap measures by struggling chefs and owners, may have staying power as consumers continue to embrace takeout and delivery and the delta variant threatens to make dining in less of an option.

Water Cooler: A beginner’s guide to wine and food pairings

You’ve probably heard that white wine goes with fish and chicken, and red wine goes with steak, but it doesn’t stop there. There is a deep world of information when it comes to wine pairing, so here’s a quick guide to the science behind it.

Dr. Zorba Paster: Linking coffee, exercise, food and mood

Coffee. I just love it. In the morning when I get up. At 3 p.m. when I’m looking for a break. I have to be careful not to drink too much because, well, you know, you can get the jitters. Or if it’s too late in the day, it might disturb my sleep at night.