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People walk by chairs and tables of an empty terrace in the historical center of Antwerp, Belgium, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Faced with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, the Belgian government on Friday announced new restrictions to try to hold the disease in check, including a night-time curfew and the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants for a month. The measures will take effect on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 19, 2020 - 7:45 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Bars and restaurants across Belgium shut down for a month and a night-time curfew took effect Monday as health authorities warned of a possible “tsunami" of new virus cases in the hard-hit nation that host the European Union's headquarters. The new measures aim to limit social...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2015, file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the University of Akron as NBA star LeBron James listens in rear, in Akron, Ohio. A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star LeBron James and other prominent Black athletes and entertainers to generate excitement about voting early for the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
October 13, 2020 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star LeBron James and other prominent Black athletes and entertainers to sponsor events in major U.S. cities starting next week to generate excitement about voting early for the Nov. 3...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2019, file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach arrives to meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Bach is planning a trip to Japan November, 2020, to meet with new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and organizers of the postponed Tokyo Olympics, Tokyo Olympic CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday, Oct. 9. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
October 12, 2020 - 8:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and Yoshiro Mori, the head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, gave an online pep talk Monday to national Olympic committee representatives to allay fears about the postponed games. About 200 national Olympic committees are expected to be represented...
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This image shows a recipe for chicken ramen noodle soup. More people are cooking at home these days, and when they do eat restaurant food, they’re often looking for comfort food, experts say. Other trends include simpler recipes, recipes with fewer ingredients, one-pot meals, sheet-pan meals, finger food and pantry-ingredient recipes, all up significantly year over year. (Cheyenne M. Cohen/Katie Workman via AP)
September 24, 2020 - 9:14 am
In normal times, food trends often started in restaurants, with top chefs. Maybe they got written up in food magazines or blogs. After some time, you could find the trending ingredients on grocery store shelves. These days, the pandemic is determining how and what we eat, from quick shortcuts to...
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Jack Little poses for a photo, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Little asked friends to send him how much money they could spare so he could start a fund to give generous tips to waiters and waitresses going through tough times amid the coronavirus pandemic. The fund topped $6,000 and he's been able to give out $500 tips. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
September 07, 2020 - 12:37 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It was a busy Taco Tuesday at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska — a blessing these days at any restaurant — when a guy at a table with three buddies wanted to chat with their waitress. “I wasn’t totally paying attention, to be honest,” lead server Angelina...
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Michaela Kelly, left, a staffer from Alinea restaurant, checks carryout orders with a customer in Chicago, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Due to the coronavirus, Alinea shifted to carryout on March 17. Since then, it has served 82,000 meals, said Nick Kokonas, the restaurant's co-owner. Kokonas said carryout was so successful that Alinea hired all its employees back by the end of April at 80% of their former pay and benefits. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 21, 2020 - 10:28 am
San Francisco chef Dominique Crenn was huddled with staff one day in mid-March when she learned that coronavirus restrictions would close the dining room at her celebrated restaurant, Atelier Crenn. Immediately, everyone started brainstorming. “We said, ‘OK, who are we? We are people at the service...
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This combination of cover images show, from left, Rough and Rowdy Ways," by Bob Dylan, "Homegrown," a release by Neil Young and "Bigger Love" by John Legend. (Columbia, from left,/Reprise/Columbia via AP)
June 15, 2020 - 1:25 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES —“Miss Juneteenth”: In Channing Godfrey Peoples’ leisurely first feature, Turquise Jones (Nicole Beharie) is a single mother and former...
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Mannequins provide social distancing at the Inn at Little Washington as they prepare to reopen their restaurant Thursday May 14, 2020, in Washington, Va. The manager say that every other table will have mannequins for social distance guidance when, according to state guidelines, the 5-star restaurant will be allowed reopen on May 29th. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 14, 2020 - 8:53 pm
WASHINGTON, Va. (AP) — One of the country’s most renowned restaurants says mannequins will add a touch of whimsy and help with social distancing when customers return to its grand dining room later this month. Mannequins dressed in fine 1940's-style attire were already theatrically staged Thursday...
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FILE - This Nov. 12, 1999 file photo shows restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, owner of Le Cirque 2000, standing inside the celebrated French restaurant in New York. Maccioni, who opened the celebrated French restaurant Le Cirque in New York and watched it grow into arguably Manhattan’s favorite dining room of the rich and famous, has died in Italy. He was 88. Maccioni's son, Mauro, told The Associated Press that his father died in the family's villa in Tuscany early Monday, April 20, 2020. He had suffered from the effects of a stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, the son said. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
April 20, 2020 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Italian restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, who opened the celebrated French restaurant Le Cirque and watched it grow into arguably Manhattan’s favorite dining room of the rich and famous, has died in Italy. He was 88. Maccioni's son, Mauro, told The Associated Press that his father died...
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In this undated photo made available by the Rachael Ray Show, Rachael Ray cooks in her home kitchen in upstate New York. Ray is taping "#STAYHOME With Rachael" two days a week from her home. (Ronde Colleta/Rachael Ray Show via AP)
April 15, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Rachael Ray had big plans for the quarantine break at her home in upstate New York. She envisioned “a Renaissance time," rereading the classics, resuming her Danish lessons and studying Italian. “I was going to get more serious about my painting. I had all these lofty goals ... and none of that’s...
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