• Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — Darren Simpson, who at 21 became Britain’s youngest ever Young Chef of the Year and has been a television chef and food writer, has died in Australia, his family said Friday.

  • Small food makers wonder about Amazon-Whole Foods impact

    NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many questions being asked about Amazon’s intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-sized food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me?

  • Oklahoma’s ‘Pioneer Woman’ builds media empire on the Plains

    PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — Growing up in an Oklahoma town she considered too tiny, Ree Drummond sought the bright lights of a city and headed west for Los Angeles.

  • Amazon-Whole Foods tie-up could speed grocery transformation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Grocers trying to compete with the threat of a combined Amazon and Whole Foods will have to make their stores more appealing, leverage their locations to offer delivery and do a better job of collecting shopper data. They may also need to seek innovative partners of their own.

  • If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em: Pastries may help crab woes

    ORONO, Maine (AP) — The unwanted crabs that have plagued Maine’s clam beds for years might soon play a new role — as appetizer.

  • Russian food? Moscow natives prefer Georgian

    MOSCOW (AP) — Fans are sure to sample delicious food in Russia at the Confederations Cup, but chances are it’ll be from Georgia.

  • Home bakers in New Jersey stew over country’s last ban

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There’s only one thing preventing baker Mandy Coriston from selling the Irish soda bread she makes from her great-grandmother’s recipe inside her old cast-iron skillets: She lives in New Jersey.