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Falafel to go: Mideast food chains expand abroad

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The super-sized malls that dot Dubai and other Gulf Arab cities are stuffed with foreign restaurants, from Burger King and Subway to suburban sit-down staples like IHOP and Red Lobster. Mideast entrepreneurs who’ve taken on that international competition are now turning the tables, spreading …

Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor

DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, the federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith. The void was first revealed in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, …

Cecilia Chiang: The root of Chinese food in US

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Cecilia Chiang is credited with introducing Americans to the taste of authentic Chinese food, though that wasn’t her initial plan. Chiang wasn’t a chef and hadn’t intended to be an American restaurateur. It was a case of an investment falling apart. As the story goes, …