• Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy

    UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) — Maple syrup doesn’t get that rich flavor and color in an instant. It’s a long process from tree to bottle.

  • Correction: France-Michelin Mistake story

    BOURGES, France (AP) — In a story Feb. 22 about a restaurant mistakenly given a Michelin star, The Associated Press misspelled its name. The restaurant’s name is “Le Bouche a Oreille,” and not “Le Bouche a Oreilles.”

  • Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

    ROME (AP) — From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent.

  • Kellogg’s unveils Pop-Tarts pizza, tacos at NYC cafe

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore.

  • From restaurants to reefs: recycling discarded oyster shells

    ON LAKE ATHANASIO, La. (AP) — If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana’s coastline.

  • Scallops scuffle pitting small boats against big

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A disagreement over the right to fish for scallops off New England is pitting small boats against big ones in one of the most lucrative fisheries in the U.S.