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Canned chickpeas - and their liquid - create an elegant, garlicky soup

Canned chickpeas - and their liquid - create an elegant, garlicky soup

Though we often prefer the flavor and texture of dried beans, canned beans have a leg up besides convenience — the super-starchy liquid in which the beans are packed is like an ingredient itself.
'Prominent' person in B.C. wine industry under investigation for sex assault: RCMP

'Prominent' person in B.C. wine industry under investigation for sex assault: RCMP

OLIVER, B.C. — Police in Oliver, B.C., say they're investigating a "prominent member" of the province's wine industry for an alleged sexual assault on a Mexican migrant worker.
California restaurant's comeback shows how outdated, false Asian stereotype of dog-eating persists

California restaurant's comeback shows how outdated, false Asian stereotype of dog-eating persists

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — David Rasavong’s cultural pride is evident all throughout his restaurant. It’s on the wall of family portraits and where a stunning mural depicts his family’s journey from Laos to California.
Ontario woman files proposed class-action lawsuit over salmonella-tainted cantaloupes

Ontario woman files proposed class-action lawsuit over salmonella-tainted cantaloupes

An Ontario woman who became ill after eating cantaloupe is the lead plaintiff in a second proposed class-action lawsuit filed over cantaloupe-linked salmonella infections across the country.
For the new year, Shanghai-style noodles and greens augur tastiness -- and prosperity?

For the new year, Shanghai-style noodles and greens augur tastiness -- and prosperity?

Around the world people prepare special foods for the new year to symbolize luck or wealth, often drawing on traditions that date back centuries.
Challenging month for Canadian food banks amid holidays, rising demand

Challenging month for Canadian food banks amid holidays, rising demand

MONTREAL — Increasing demand for food assistance this year, coupled with a regular spike in users during the holiday season, has strained Canadian food banks this month, the directors of multiple Canadian food bank associations say.
Nebraska governor stands firm on rejection of federal money to feed food-insecure children

Nebraska governor stands firm on rejection of federal money to feed food-insecure children

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Republican governor on Friday reiterated his rejection of $18 million in federal funding to help feed children who might otherwise go hungry while school is out.
Add an old English twist to your holiday cocktails with sloe gin. Here are 4 recipes

Add an old English twist to your holiday cocktails with sloe gin. Here are 4 recipes

LONDON (AP) — Sloe gin is a festive old English drink that's especially well-suited to the winter holidays . You can drink it over ice, try it in a cocktail , or forage for sloe berries and make a home batch.
One-pan lemony chicken traybake is the antidote to post-holiday craziness

One-pan lemony chicken traybake is the antidote to post-holiday craziness

With labor-intensive holiday meals out of the way, this week calls for ease — without sacrificing flavor. Which is why traybakes are the perfect antidote.
Iowa won't participate in US food assistance program for kids this summer

Iowa won't participate in US food assistance program for kids this summer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will not participate this summer in a federal program that gives $40 per month to each child in a low-income family to help with food costs while school is out, state officials have announced.