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It's not as world-famous as ramen or sushi. But the humble onigiri is soul food in Japan

It's not as world-famous as ramen or sushi. But the humble onigiri is soul food in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The word “onigiri” became part of the Oxford English Dictionary this year, proof that the humble sticky-rice ball and mainstay of Japanese food has entered the global lexicon.
A simple recipe for onigiri, or Japanese rice balls, with salted plums

A simple recipe for onigiri, or Japanese rice balls, with salted plums

TOKYO (AP) — Onigiri is a ball of rice with something inside, similar to how two slices of bread with something in between makes a sandwich.
Liberals plan talks to launch school food program before end of next school year

Liberals plan talks to launch school food program before end of next school year

OTTAWA — The government hopes to see kids eating meals under a universal, national school food program before the end of the next school year, but it will take time for organizations to scale up their operations, the families minister said Thursday.
Mediterranean diet or not, eating seasonally can be good for you

Mediterranean diet or not, eating seasonally can be good for you

As peak summer approaches in Sicily, Anna Fiannaca prefers the peppers, eggplants and zucchini her brothers grow over the packaged food in the supermarket. The 89-year-old cooks everything from scratch and eats mostly vegetarian.
Leftover rice gets a new life in this Nigerian-inspired curried skillet meal

Leftover rice gets a new life in this Nigerian-inspired curried skillet meal

Freshly cooked rice is delightfully tender and fragrant, but not the best choice for fried rice due to its soft, moist texture.
Zoo in Tennessee blames squeezable food pouch for beloved antelope's death

Zoo in Tennessee blames squeezable food pouch for beloved antelope's death

LIMESTONE, Tenn. (AP) — An antelope choked on a squeezable food pouch and died over the weekend at a northeastern Tennessee zoo, officials said.
Gunman wounds 3 in Atlanta food court before being shot by officer, police say

Gunman wounds 3 in Atlanta food court before being shot by officer, police say

ATLANTA (AP) — A gunman shot three people at a food court in downtown Atlanta before he was shot by a police officer Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
How to make great outdoor dishes, from a chef who lived in a camper

How to make great outdoor dishes, from a chef who lived in a camper

NEW YORK (AP) — Look carefully at the photo next to Lee Kalpakis' recipe for hot dogs with fried leeks and sauerkraut, and you might notice a small intruder: A honeybee has invaded the outdoor dinner shot.
How Lee Kalpakis turns the usually upscale scallop into a camping delight

How Lee Kalpakis turns the usually upscale scallop into a camping delight

Lee Kalpakis thinks this recipe is so funny. Every time she came across it while working on her book “Out There,” about outdoor cooking, she would smile and think, “What are you doing here? You’re far too elegant for a camper cookbook.
Whole-grain Dijon gives pan-fried chicken cutlets bright, pleasantly sharp flavor

Whole-grain Dijon gives pan-fried chicken cutlets bright, pleasantly sharp flavor

Pan-fried chicken cutlets are a convenient weeknight dinner, but they can be a little bland. Adding layers of flavor to each component of the dish ensures delicious results.