Food

Long table of military personnel eating a meal and talking and laughing (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)

In pictures: U.S. troops celebrate Thanksgiving

Though far from home, Thanksgiving traditions old and new are carried on and shared by U.S. troops wherever they are around the world.
Nicolás Maduro speaking into microphone with Cilia Flores standing behind him (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Maduro’s stepsons for exploiting Venezuela’s hungry

Associates of Nicolás Maduro used a subsidized-food program for personal enrichment, to reward political supporters and punish opponents.
Smiling woman standing in field (© Paige Green)

In U.S. fields, these farmers connect to their Chinese roots

Many people of Chinese heritage in the U.S. are turning to farming, choosing what crops to grow based on personal interests as well as market demand.
Field of coffee plants (© Michelle Baumbach/Shutterstock)

‘Made in USA’ food and drink sell in Taiwan

Learn what happened on the first U.S. Department of Agriculture trade mission to Taipei and why Taiwan is a solid market for U.S. agricultural products.
Woman walking small horse on snow-covered farm (© 4-H Council)

The next generation of U.S. agricultural know-how

American youth organization 4-H recognizes future leaders in the U.S. agricultural community with the Youth in Action Award. See how they won.
Baskets filled with plums and blueberries (© Lore Patterson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Boosting harvests worldwide by sharing U.S. innovations

Discover how farmers and food professionals from Moldova, Brazil and Nigeria are strengthening their agricultural systems with U.S. innovations.
Four trays of colorful vegetables (Preston Keres/USDA)

U.S. farm products prized in South Korea

Learn why the United States is the top food supplier to South Korea, a country with discriminating tastes and high standards.
Man on left standing in restaurant and man on right sitting in restaurant (State Dept./David A. Peterson)

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace deal brings hope

Learn what a recent peace accord between Ethiopia and Eritrea means for two businessmen hailing from each country and now living in the Washington area.
Chef in a large kitchen (© Ron Edmonds/AP Images)

Meet a history-making White House executive chef

In the 13 years that Cristeta Comerford has served as White House executive chef, she has seen — and made — history along the way. Learn more about her.