Columbus Telegram - Food-and-drink

From whiskey to champagne: Every U.S. president's favorite drink

From stronger spirits to lighter cocktails, champagne and even just water, each president had his favorite adult beverage while in office. … Read more

Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Alaska corrections officials to provide Muslim inmates with nutritionally sufficient, pork-free meals when they break their Ramadan fasts at night. Read more

Famed chef Mario Batali's Vegas Strip restaurants will close

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mario Batali's three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women. Read more

New York City to consider ban on plastic straws

NEW YORK (AP) — Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City. Read more

Mother Nature's beauty on display near Columbus, Schuyler

LINDA BRILEY The Columbus Telegram

Wildflower Week is just around the corner, and many events are planned throughout the state to cele… Read more



Safe stair climbing for Columbus seniors

Live independently in your multi-story home without the fear of falling.


The finest destination for exceptional sleep in your Columbus home

Enjoy plush comfort with our patent-pending support system which actively contours and cradles your body for a deeper, more restorative sle…

BE MINE: Maker of candy hearts, Necco Wafers sold at auction

BOSTON (AP) — The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE. Read more

The Latest: Maker of candy hearts and Necco Wafers sold

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sale of candy company Necco (all times local): Read more

Amplify the peaches' flavor with this simple, warm dessert

It might seem impossible to improve on a perfect peach, but we decided to try. Read more

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Pie crust 101: Tips and tricks for taking your crust to the next level

Does the thought of making a homemade pie crust intimidate you? Here are some tips from the experts to help take your baking skills to the … Read more

A look at the best beer and brewery in each state

Where can you find the best beer in each state? What about the best brewery (they aren't always the makers of the best beer, by the way)? Read more

Ribs 101: How to cook ribs like a pro

Simple as ribs may appear, there’s an art to mastering them. This slideshow includes tips from the Los Angeles Times' Noelle Carter on how … Read more

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Missouri lawmakers approve measure regulating fake meat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have approved legislation that bans companies from labeling lab-grown meat products or meat substitutes as meat. Read more

FDA says companies shouldn't try to hide warning letters

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is encouraging businesses not to use an Iowa company's service or any other that promises to hide information about safety violations. Read more

Correction: Meal Shaming story

BOSTON (AP) — In a story May 16 about a proposal to prevent school districts in Massachusetts from denying hot lunches to students who don't have the money to pay for them, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the author of a recent study on the topic was Wendy Baker. Her name is Patricia Baker. Read more