Giuseppe Spagnuolo wakes up at about 6am each day, eats the leftovers of the previous night’s dinner for breakfast, greets the stray cats he calls his “security guards” and clambers down the steps of his crumbling home to splash his face with water from the fountain in the square. Occasionally, he walks up to the…

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The culinary heritage of a particular locality starts with home cooking, and this is certainly one aspect where Cagayan de Oro would not be found wanting. In Memories of the Old Hometown, her seminal book about old Cagayan de Oro, Gwendolyn Ramos Garcia devoted a full section to recalling…

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From popularizing American favorites like hamburgers, ice cream cones, and Dr. Pepper at the World’s Fair in 1904 to a present-day food scene partially shaped by Vietnamese and Bosnian refugees starting new lives, St. Louis is a delicious Midwest destination. From foods invented in St. Louis to popular dishes from the homelands of those who’ve…

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Like the much anticipated spring temps, things are heating up on the restaurant front here in the Garden State. From another location for Tommy’s Tavern + Tap in Edison to a long-awaited gluten-free bakery in Hoboken, to a Mexican spot in Cherry Hill, there’s good news across the state for hungry readers. Congratulations—and welcome—to all…

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Urvashi Rautela, who is known for films like Sanam Re, Great Grand Masti and Hate Story 4, follows a healthy diet. Perhaps that explains why the former beauty queen’s skin glows so much. A vegetarian, she loves to have simple food and does not drink alcohol. In an exclusive chat with The Free Press Journal,…

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Shane Warne suffered chest pains before he travelled to Thailand for a holiday, where the cricket great died from a suspected heart attack on Friday, Thai police say. Citing information from his family, police said on Saturday Warne, 52, also had asthma and heart issues and his death on the island of Koh Samui is…

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The teams behind the Ciccio Restaurant Group and Forbici Modern Italian have opened a new fast-casual restaurant concept in St. Petersburg.  The Vitale Bros. mural on the side of  the Jay and Luigi restaurant. Photo: Veronica Brezina Jason Brunetti, co-founder of the Forbici Modern Italian restaurant in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village and an owner of multiple…

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I love the transition from summer into autumn: everyone is still pretty relaxed after the holidays, but we’re also looking forward to the joys of the coming season. From a cook’s point of view, this is the best of both worlds. Our shopping baskets are still filled with sweet, sun-kissed tomatoes, ripe mangoes and figs,…

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Leray Scifres learned to cook professionally at the now shuttered T&P Freight Warehouse when it was home to the culinary institute of TSTC-Abilene. “I was in the first class,” he said, finishing as valedictorian in 2011.  Now, he has keys to the building. Call it La Stazioné Scifres, owner of The Flour Shop Bakery and…

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KINGSTON, N.Y. — Tony and Nick’s Italian Kitchen, a popular Italian-American restaurant in Ellenville, is set to open a second location at the space at Wall and John streets by Tuesday, March 9. The restaurant, owned by the father-and-son team of Eric and Joseph Cafaro, will specialize in American Italian favorites like brick-oven Neapolitan pizzas,…

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