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Food and Drink

A trifle for the queen: UK unveils Jubilee pudding winner

LONDON (AP) — It's not just a trifle. It's history. A 31-year-old copywriter's seven-layer lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle beat 5,000 desserts in a U.K.-wide competition to become the official pudding — or dessert, if you're not British — of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Contest ...

Nashua Senior Center event a big success

HOLLIS – The Nashua Senior Activity Center’s premier fundraising event drew a capacity crowd to the Alpine Grove Banquet Facility in Hollis on Wednesday, as five local chefs whipped up mouth-watering dishes for a panel of celebrity judges. Taking top honors in this year’s post-pandemic, ...

In South Africa, a lighter, brighter chicken curry

In the riot of colors and smells that is Cape Town, South Africa, we found a vibrant one-pot chicken and vegetable dish that turned our idea of what a curry is on its head. From a distance, this Cape Malay curry reads Indian, or maybe Indonesian, but get closer and it distinguishes itself as ...

For Muslims with eating disorders, Ramadan can pose dilemmas

CAIRO (AP) — When the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins, a battle rages in Habiba Khanom's mind: If she goes without food or drink, is she doing it for God or because of her anorexia? Deep down she knows the answer, and it saddens her. "If I did fast, it would be for my eating disorder," ...

Recipe for My Mom’s Japanese-Style Mapo Tofu from ‘The Wok’

J. Kenji López-Alt has written a new cookbook with handy tips, fascinating asides and some 200 dishes all related to the wok. One recipe in "The Wok" is for a version of mapo tofu that is similar to what he ate growing up, though instead of plain ground beef his mom would use the dish as an ...

J. Kenji López-Alt wants you to be a wok star in the kitchen

NEW YORK (AP) — Chef and food writer J. Kenji López-Alt suspects there's something in your kitchen that you're not using near enough — the wok. The Asian deep-bottomed pot is his versatile go-to cooking tool for everything from Korean-style pancakes to bacon and egg fried ...