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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, customers are seen through the window of a Chinese restaurant decorated with menu items in New York City. Merriam-Webster has updated its entry on “Chinese restaurant syndrome,” a term many Asian Americans saw as antiquated and even racist. The phrase was previously defined as a legitimate illness brought on by food seasoned with monosodium glutamate but “especially Chinese food.” (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
May 22, 2020 - 7:23 pm
Merriam-Webster has updated its entry on “Chinese restaurant syndrome,” a term many Asian Americans saw as antiquated and even racist. The phrase was previously defined as a legitimate illness brought on by food seasoned with monosodium glutamate but “especially Chinese food.” Merriam-Webster.com...
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A Sikh volunteer cook lights a flame as another pours water for cooking rice in the kitchen hall of the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 10, 2020. The Bangla Sahib Gurdwara has remained open through wars and plagues, serving thousands of people simple vegetarian food. During India's ongoing coronavirus lockdown about four dozen men have kept the temple's kitchen open, cooking up to 100,000 meals a day that the New Delhi government distributes at shelters and drop-off points throughout the city. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 21, 2020 - 11:46 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — At first, the kitchen at the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara cooked 40,000 meals each day for the hungry who live on the streets of India’s capital city, or who have lost their livelihoods to the coronavirus lockdown. But the need was greater than that. So workers at the golden-domed temple...
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Thousands line up to receive food handouts in the Olievenhoutbos township of Midrand, South Africa, Saturday May 2, 2020. though South Africa begun a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures on May 1, its confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to increase. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 02, 2020 - 12:16 pm
OLIEVENHOUTBOS, South Africa (AP) — Thousands of people stood in line for hours on Saturday in a South African township waiting for handouts of food. The scene has repeated for days in one of the world’s most unequal countries as charities haul essentials to low-income neighborhoods suffering under...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, residents arrive to collect soap, vegetables, fruits and other staples distributed by volunteers from community organizations of ACLEFEU in Clichy-sous-Bois, a suburb north of Paris. Open-air markets are closed, supermarket prices are skyrocketing and people are out of jobs. Putting food on the table is yet another challenge for the disenfranchised residents of France’s housing projects, where the fallout of the national lockdown over the coronavirus is raising concerns about social unrest. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
April 26, 2020 - 4:19 am
CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France (AP) — Joining more than 1,000 others, Djemba Diatite stood for hours in line to feed her growing family, grateful for handouts of fruits, vegetables and soap. It was her first time accepting charity, but she had no choice. The coronavirus pandemic has turned her small...
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In this undated photo provided by Christian Guemy, Viviane Bouculat poses by a portrait of her by street artist Christian Guemy, known as C215, late in 2019, and painted directly on the wall of restaurant l'Annexe, in the Paris suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine. For three decades, Viviane Bouculat was the owner, cook and beating heart of l’Annexe. Anyone was welcome, but over the years it became a haven for local artists, actors and musicians. Bouculat died March 31, 2020 of coronavirus. She was 65. (Christian Guemy via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 9:33 am
PARIS (AP) — When she wasn’t running her own restaurant, she was eating out. And when she wasn’t giggling, she was sending everyone around her into gales of laughter. For more than three decades, Viviane Bouculat was the owner, impresario, cook and bottle washer at l’Annexe, a bistro in the Paris...
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Deserted streets due to the coronavirus restrictions in Belfast city centre, Northern Ireland, Monday, March, 30, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness of death. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
March 30, 2020 - 12:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — Well-known food and retail chains in Britain are calling in bankruptcy administrators and struggling to pay bills after the government ordered shops and restaurants closed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Carluccio's, a restaurant chain that served Italian fare in the U.K. for the...
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The iconic Matterhorn mountain is illuminated by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter aiming to send messages of hope, support and solidarity to the ones sufferings from the global coronavirus disease, COVID-19, pandemic in the alpine resort of Zermatt, Switzerland, Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
March 27, 2020 - 6:11 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MORE THAN HALF A MILLION INFECTIONS GLOBALLY The U.S. passes China with more than 85,000 coronavirus cases as Italy shut most of its industry and throngs of Indian day laborers received food...
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FILE - This Aug. 4, 2014 file photo shows chef Floyd Cardoz at "The Hundred-Foot Journey" premiere in New York. Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, has died of complications from the coronavirus, his company said Wednesday. He was 59. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 25, 2020 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59. Cardoz had traveled from Mumbai to New York through...
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In this March 19, 2020 photo, Holocaust survivor Hannah Nudel talks to volunteer Freida Rothman, who is delivering meals to survivors isolated in their homes because of coronavirus concerns, in Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
March 23, 2020 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn caterer Israel Frischman is continuing to prepare dozens of meals for elderly Holocaust survivors even though the Jewish community center that provides them owes him money. The Nachas Health and Family Network in Brooklyn has been forced to suspend its counseling services,...
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In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, patrons enter Mekong Plaza in the Asian district, in Mesa, Ariz. Arizona's freshly crowned Asian District was deep into organizing its night market when news broke that a case of the illness known as COVID-19 was confirmed at nearby Arizona State University. Xenophobic comments on social media and phone calls started almost immediately, according to Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce CEO Vicente Reid. (AP Photo/Matt York)
February 18, 2020 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is...
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