National Restaurant Association expresses concern over executive orders

WASHINGTON – The National Restaurant Association voiced concern this week about potential negative fallout to the economy and small business from restrictions placed by President Trump on tourism to the U.S.  Cicely Simpson, executive vice president, noted: “We must balance our safety and security with the importance of economic contributions of travel and tourism to our country, as we are already seeing negative effects the executive order is having on our economy.”The order restricts travel from six countries for 90 days.

IACP names annual cookbook award winners

Chef Vivian Howard, a chef in North Carolina where she owns two restaurants in Kinston, was a big winner in the International Association of Culinary Professionals annual competition for cookbook writers.Her Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes From My Corner of the South,  won in four separate competition categories including Cookbook of the Year and the Julia Child First Book award.

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