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Eurozone Inflation Eases Unexpectedly On Food, Energy Prices

Eurozone inflation eased unexpectedly in September, driven by cheap food and energy prices, flash data from Eurostat showed Tuesday. Inflation slowed to 0.9 percent in September from 1 percent in August. The rate was forecast to remain unchanged at 1 percent. This was the lowest inflation since November 2016, when the rate of price growth was 0.6 percent.
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9.27.19 Grocery story happy hours lower costs and prevent food waste; Clark Stinks

By most estimates, 40% of the food in the U.S. is tossed – from expiration, restaurants, grocers. Some supermarkets route expiring food to food banks, but only a fraction. Some bagel shops sell them at 75% the next day. Some convenience stores sell off pastries at discounts to clear them out. U.S. restaurants have always served larger portions than elsewhere in the world. Our supersize mentality results in leftovers, which often get wasted. Some restaurants give you 2 price points to include a smaller portion. There are simple things we can do to reduce waste. Supermarkets should have an automatic strategy to mark down items at expiration.

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Will Smith Takes Over The Red Table Talk To Talk About Food And Wellness [WATCH]

Will Smith surprises Jada Pinkett Smith by calling an emergency family meeting on the Daytime Emmy nominated series, Red Table Talk.

For the first time ever, the entire Smith family is at the Red Table, and intimate family secrets are revealed, as Will shares his private struggle being a “food addict. Jada also calls him out over his drinking, and the couple reveal how they once had to stage an intervention for son Jaden.  .

“Will and I had a bit of an intervention with Jaden because he’s a vegan now, but we realized he wasn’t getting enough protein,” Jada explained. “So he was wasting away. He just looked drained, he was just depleted, he wasn’t getting the nutrients.”

Will said that Jaden had “dark circles” under his eyes.

 

 

“There was even a little grayness to his skin,” he added. “We got really nervous. But you’re definitely looking better now.”

During the chat, which also included Willow Smith, Trey Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, Will explained that he eats food “like an addict.”

“I get bored and I start to eat,” he shared, adding that he’s a “grazer” when it comes to eating.

Jada also confronted him about his drinking.

“How often are you drinking alcohol?” she asked Will.

“That’s my personal business, Jada,” he answered with a big grin. “I respect that it’s your show, but at the end of the day this is a house that we share.”

Will previously discussed his relationship with alcohol on his Facebook Watch series “Bucket List” earlier this year.

“I didn’t drink for over a decade. During my rise as a movie star, I was, like, wildly disciplined,” he said. “So being in this place in my life, even something as simple as taking my shirt off while I’m out of shape, like, you know, this for me now allowing myself to be seen less than optimally is new.”

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Last night, I ate a steak at a perfect temperature: 135 degrees — and I couldn’t have done it without using a sous vide precision cooker, an absolute must for anyone who wants to actually control the temperature of the food they cook.

Otherwise known as an immersion circulator or a precision cooker, the sous vide (under vacuum in French) you’ve been meaning to buy forever lets you choose the desired temperature and cook food to that exact temperature — it can also keep it at that temperature for some time. For my steak, I set the Chef Series sous vide that Dash had sent me to 130 degrees over 90 minutes — intuitive buttons at the top of the device let you change the temperature and time to whatever you want.

The circulator rests in a large pot of water, set up straight by a clip that you attach to the pot’s wall. While it began spinning the water and warming it, I finished getting my steak ready: After generously salting and peppering the inch-thick slabs of ribeye, we threw some cracked garlic cloves onto the filets and a few sprigs of rosemary. Dash’s sous vide comes with bags of various sizes and a manual pump to vacuum seal them. Both of our steaks fit into one of the larger bags and vacuum-sealing it took about a minute.

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Beyond borscht: a food tour of Russia

There’s much more to Russian cuisine than sour cream, beetroot and dill, as this culinary journey from St Petersburg to Moscow proves

At Taste to Eat, a contemporary restaurant with a distinctly SEO-unfriendly name in St Petersburg, I am about to plunge into a chicken kiev, its heart bursting with garlic. Over the past five days I have eaten hot pyshki doughnuts covered in sugar, scarfed down herring under fur coats, and gobbled barley porridge with blood sausage. I have looked askance at beef wobbling in grey-brown aspic. I’ve tasted mead and pickled mushrooms where you can practically taste the mud on the fingernails of the people who made them. I have had borscht (exceptional) and borscht (execrable) and borscht (middling). In tearing the pizza-like crust of a katchapuri and dipping it in its central egg and molten cheese vat, I have learned the joys of Georgian cuisine. Despite all this, I worry I am no closer to answering the question I set out to answer: what’s Russian food actually like?

This is a culinary immersion into Russia organised by Intrepid, a travel company that likes its visitors to get under the skin of the destination. Clearly it is not without a sense of irony. After all, a Russian culinary tour sounds about as paradoxical as an English weather tour or, I suppose, an English culinary tour.

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Uncrowded Cornwall: fine food and walking on the Lizard

Overtourism isn’t in evidence when we catch the last rays of summer at a new hotel well-placed for enjoying this peninsula’s quiet beaches, empty footpaths and welcoming pubs

Cornwall has been a popular holiday destination for well over a century, but in recent years it has become a victim of overtourism. Last summer, it was so deluged by visitors that roads were gridlocked and the tourist board stopped promoting its beaches. But despite all this, it has pockets that remain relatively quiet, with almost-deserted stretches of coastal path, uncrowded coves and peaceful pubs.

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US import prices fall as petroleum, food costs decline

U.S. import prices fell in August amid declines in the cost of petroleum products and food.
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No-Deal Brexit Could Lead To Shortages Of Medicine, Food And Fuel, Government Report Says

The previously secret documents also warn of disease outbreaks, panic buying at supermarkets, and huge traffic jams if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
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Food, wine and antiquity in Frascati and the Roman hills

On sultry evenings, canny city-dwellers escape the heat for carafes of chilled white and traditional foods in maker-run wine bars a short train ride from Rome

‘We’re going for an aperitivo,” says our guide, Valerio, “but first we need to shop.” In Frascati’s ancient centre, we head to a norcineria (pork butcher’s) for a selection of cured meats, then a deli for olives and panzanella (crunchy bread salad with tomatoes and lots of oil and aromatics) and the all-night bakery for sourdough bread.

We settle with our goodies at a battered table outside Osteria dell’Olmo and order a carafe of chilled white. Owner Remigio Sognatesori doesn’t bat an eyelid, because bringing your own food is a time-honoured custom in the fraschette (maker-run wine bars) of the Castelli Romani, 17 small towns on volcanic hills south-east of Rome, of which Frascati is the liveliest.

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India’s Restaurants Rebel Against Food Delivery Apps

Frustrated by the steep commissions and discounts that apps like Zomato and Uber Eats push on restaurants, thousands have started a movement to #Logout from them.
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Fast food is healthy if you strip it, no-brainer Harvard study finds

Dieting is easy — all you have to do is remove every trace of the flavor, satisfaction and general happiness out of the fast-food indulgences you love. A new study out of Harvard breaks the news that drive-through fare is pretty unhealthy. But, its lead researcher points out, the food can be made healthier, just…
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Chef Dan Barber’s Fix For The Global Food Crisis? Make Yummier Food.

The Blue Hill chef is breeding seeds for more flavorful, nutritious vegetables that taste even better than meat.
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Patients who cannot eat food ‘fear for lives’

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Restaurants have all rushed to cash in on adding CBD droplets to their products. But the FDA is looking to put a stop to that, citing safety concerns.
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8.9.19 DOT rules for flight passengers with food allergies; Buyers market for SUVs; When to take Social Security

Complaints against American Airlines have been filed for their refusal to accommodate passengers with nut or any food allergies. The DOT has determined American was putting people in harm’s way. Now airlines are required to accommodate those with food allergies, which comprise 1.5% of the population. While other airlines have done away with nut snacks, American continues to serve them,  allowing pre-boarding to wipe down seats for designated passengers. They need to take the next step and stop serving nuts.

Now there are too many SUVs so it’s a buyers market. New SUV’s outnumber equilibrium (a  theoretical 60 day supply).  This massive oversupply of SUVs gives buyers negotiating power. It really pays right now to comparison shop online using the pricing services.

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8.2.19 Should you eat expired food?; Clark Stinks

Food company CEO Scott Nash spent a year eating food past its expiration date, tortillas a year past, yogurt months past and heavy cream 2.5 months past its expiration date. Truth: Most expirations dates on medicine and food don’t mean ingestion will be dangerous past that date. Meds can be fine years out of date, perhaps less effective but most are not harmful. Expirations dates should be honored on certain foods, including deli meats, unpasteurized cheeses & milk. And tossing picnic foods that have been unrefrigerated too long is still the best advice. Implementing a voluntary system, 2 years ago the food industry came up with a compromise of 2 labels: Best if Used By and Use By – to reduce confusion. Nearly 90% of us toss expired foods. But that’s not necessary with most food items. Scott Nash was just fine!

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Twitter Curates Virtual Food and Conversation Experience Between Harlem and Lagos, Nigeria

In addition to connecting millions of social media users each day, Twitter is bringing people around the world together for real-life conversations through #Tweetups, its first-ever global experiential activation series. The purpose of the live curated events is to connect people across the globe to talk about topics that matter to them in real-time through video interactions powered by Shared_Studios. The activations are taking place in 40 global cities—from Berlin to Brooklyn, Doha to Detroit, Lagos to London, LA to Tokyo—now until Aug. 4.

On Thursday, the social media giant held a Tweetup in Harlem, where a group of black Americans met, talked, and ate with a group of men and women in Lagos, Nigeria. The theme of the discussion centered on blackness and moving online activism into tangible action.


“It was very interactive,” said Jamira Burley, a social impact consultant and human rights activist based in New York, after the event. Burley says hearing stories from those in Lagos made her realized how much she shares their values and aspirations. “We’re all trying to not only take care of ourselves but also create a world which enables our families [and] future generations to be able to thrive and grow.”

Burley added that she loved the Senegalese lunch that was served, which included Jollof and fried rice, pepper soup, salad, grilled chicken, and fish. “I need to step my game up and eat more African food because it was so good, so tasteful,” she said. “It reminded me [of] how important it is for folks to come together around food and have honest and real conversations.”


God-is Rivera, the global director of Culture and Community at Twitter and curator of the local Harlem Tweetup, said the goal of the event was to personify the best part of Twitter: bringing people from all walks of life together.

“In the spirit of fostering meaningful, healthy conversations across distance and difference, we partnered with Shared Studios to evolve Tweetups into an activation people around the globe can participate in,” she told BLACK ENTERPRISE in a statement. “By creating these immersive spaces, we hope to strengthen global dialogue both on and off Twitter and to continue to pass the mic to people who we otherwise might never encounter.”

She added, “There’s something incredibly powerful about connecting with people over shared meals, shared interests, shared experiences and discussing what’s happening in their lives and their worlds.”


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Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more

Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more – and may contribute to weight problems, a new study has found. The research also found that how snacks are presented (in a large or small container) has little influence on how much children snack.
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Do You Eat the Same Food All the Time?

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There was an interesting story in The Atlantic recently about The People Who Eat the Same Lunch Every Day (one man ate “a peanut-butter sandwich, with various fruit, vegetable, and dessert accompaniments . . . nearly every workday for about 25 years”), and I thought it might make for a fun conversation here — I definitely do that sometimes, and I’m always fascinated to meet someone who does it more rigidly. So, let’s discuss — do you eat the same lunch (or dinner) every day? Do you feel like it’s most useful with the concept of decision fatigue (think Obama and Zuckerberg wearing the same thing every day), from a meal prep perspective, or from some other perspective (comfort, nutrition)? 

First, a quote from The Atlantic article about how common this is:

One of the few existing surveys of people’s eating habits estimated that about 17 percent of British people had eaten the same lunch every day for two years; another indicated that a third of Brits ate the same lunch daily. But it’s hard to say for sure how common this really is, since these surveys tend to have been conducted by food purveyors, who might be inclined to exaggerate the ruts that diners are stuck in (and then try to sell them a way out). Still, loyalists who stick to a single meal for months or years—they are out there.

For my $ .02, I’ve known two people who eat the exact same food all the time — every day, for months on end. One of them was my former personal trainer (dinner: spinach salad with strawberries and chicken) and one was a close male friend (dinner: Boca burgers). My trainer was one of those older women who is super skinny through calorie control and cardio (one of the reasons I stopped seeing her since I want to gain muscle, although I liked her personally), and my guy friend was just really busy with law school and he’d decided Boca burgers were an easy thing to grab. He told me he knew it was time to switch it up when, upon the first bite of his Boca burger, he felt bile rising in his throat.

Personally, I definitely tend to alternate lunches between just a few meals, usually involving eggs: an omelet, eggs over hard, runny eggs with savory oats, or an egg sandwich from the freezer… I recently decided that because my willpower decreases during the day, that I should probably have my “no thought required” meal for dinner and instead try to find something else to eat for lunch… I’ll let you know how that works out. (Today: fat-free, plain greek yogurt with PB2, hemp hearts, and chia seeds.) In my own head I tend to view these as healthy habits, but that’s me.

{related: how to build good habits}

For those of you who do this from a purely nutritional perspective (or for ease of macro counting or something else), what foods do you eat — and how did you choose them? I just splurged on the GenoPalate food assessment (since I’d already done 23 and Me years ago) and I may try to work some of their recommended foods into my diet on a much more regular basis. (Recommended starches and grains for me: quinoa, russet potatoes, amaranth, sweet potatoes, bulgur. I eat none of those regularly, unless fries count as potatoes…)

Readers, how about you guys — do you eat the same food all the time, or repeat meals regularly? (What are they?) For those of you who have successfully integrated that strategy into dining with others (partners, kids), how does that work out? How do you view the habit — something good to continue and grow in other parts of your life to cut down on decision fatigue, or something a bit weird? 

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The best street food around the world


There’s only one thing we love more than eating food, and that’s traveling around the world while eating some of the most delicious food at the same time. Yes, it’s a win-win situation for everyone! If you’re the kind of person that loves to explore what the culinary world has to offer, there are two ways to do this. On the one hand, you can make your way across the restaurants of the world and have a sit-down meal. On the other hand, you can explore bustling street markets and try out some of the tastiest street food the world has to offer. We know which one we’d rather choose…

Poutine from Canada

Poutine is the kind of food you’ll want again and again because it’s that delicious. Canadians have been eating this dish for centuries but is most prominent within French-speaking areas such as Quebec. So, what is this delicious dish? Poutine consists of chunky and crispy fries that are then covered in a gravy sauce and then topped off with cheese curds. You won’t have to search too far to find a food truck selling this stuff, because they (and the rest of the world) absolutely love it.

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Banh mi from Vietnam

Vietnamese food is legendary across the world, and it’s fair to say that their street food is some of the best. Wandering the streets and waterways of Vietnam can get a little tiring, so you’ll probably want to eat some kind of substantial street food. Luckily, the Banh mi has got your back. This food is made using a Vietnamese baguette filled with a variety of meats. This will then be topped with vegetables, and sauces such as mayonnaise or chili sauce. While it may not sound revolutionary, the Asian flavors are just too powerful to be ordinary.

Arepa from Colombia

Colombia is the kind of place that you should definitely put on your bucket list. This country is crawling in culture, and the food is also out of this world. If you want to live like the locals during this trip, then you just have to try out the traditional Arepa. This patty is made using maize, salt, and water, and then cooked in a certain way. Many Colombians like to fry them, while others like to bake or boil them. Either way, there’s no doubt about the fact that they are delicious. Once you have your Arepa base, you then get the chance to fill or top the patty with toppings of your choice.

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Gyros from Greece

If you’ve never had a gyro, then you seriously need to book your flights to Greece right away. This street food has made such an impression that it has since made its way across the globe, with street vendors in other countries trying to replicate the pita goodness. This street food consists of a pita flatbread, which is then filled with all kinds of yummy foods. Normally, this will include some kind of gyro meat, onions, tomatoes, tzatziki sauce, and fries. The whole thing is also spiced with a whole range of yummy Greek spices. It’s then wrapped into a cone-like shape, so you can eat it on the go. It’s truly something special.

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‘Lentils will help you run faster:’ Communicating food benefits gets kids to eat healthier

Affirming statements like ‘eat your lentils if you want to grow bigger and run faster’ are more effective at getting kids to make healthy food choices than presenting the food repeatedly without conversation.
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Connecting hungry Coloradans to nutritious food

If you want to be healthy, you need a reliable supply of nutritious food.

Sandy Stenmark, MD, has worked to make this simple fact part of the regular conversations that doctors have with patients and their families within Kaiser Permanente and beyond.

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Dr. Stenmark retired last year as a pediatrician in the Colorado Permanente Medical Group and as the physician director for Kaiser Permanente’s Clinic to Community Integration in Colorado. In her latter role, she partnered with others to launch a pioneering program to help patients and their families who don’t have consistent access to the food they need to be healthy. In the United States, 1 in 8 households and 1 in 6 households with children are in that situation.

The Kaiser Permanente program, which began in 2011, screens, identifies, and connects patients facing hunger to federal food assistance programs and other resources, such as food pantries, in partnership with the nonprofit Hunger Free Colorado. Dr. Stenmark helped launch the program in Kaiser Permanente clinics, and she also reached out to help Colorado community hospitals and child care facilities adopt similar programs.

“I continue to work on addressing food insecurity because it brings me joy,” she said. “I’m constantly learning, and I’m working in partnerships with others to change systems and policies so that everyone has the chance to achieve their highest level of health.”

Exemplary work, national honor

In recognition of her exemplary work to advance Kaiser Permanente’s mission to improve community health, the Community Health Awards Committee of the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Board of Directors recently awarded Dr. Stenmark the 2019 George Halvorson Community Health Leadership Award. George Halvorson served as chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente from 2002 to 2013. A charity of Dr. Stenmark’s choice will receive a $ 10,000 donation from Kaiser Permanente in her name.

“We are pleased to honor Dr. Stenmark,” said Cynthia Telles, PhD, Community Health Committee board chair. “Because of her work, thousands of eligible, low-income residents of Colorado are now able to access critically important federal programs such as food stamps.”

“Dr. Stenmark’s work to screen for food insecurity is not only inspirational, it helped lay a foundation for our current work to incorporate the social needs of our members into their care,” said Bechara Choucair, MD, Kaiser Permanente’s chief community health officer.

Vision, persistence, and focus

The hunger screening and referral program initially launched in 2 Kaiser Permanente Colorado pediatric clinics that serve high percentages of Medicaid members. The evaluation of the program and other food insecurity initiatives in Colorado informed expansion of the program and state policy.

“I think it’s fair to call her a visionary,” said John Steiner, MD, a senior research investigator with Kaiser Permanente in Colorado. “She saw earlier than most of us that this was a critical health issue, and she insisted that we focus on helping our members and our communities.”

Kaiser Permanente provided funding to help Children’s Hospital Colorado develop a food-insecurity screening program, and Christina Suh, MD, associate medical director of the Child Health Clinic at the hospital, has worked closely with Dr. Stenmark ever since.

“She’s been a tireless advocate and a selfless partner. She brings so much knowledge to the table, and she’s eager to share so we all can do better,” Dr. Suh said.

There are now 22 private and public medical providers referring patients to Hunger Free Colorado’s Food Resource Hotline, and more than 37,600 people have received assistance since Kaiser Permanente helped launch the medical referral program.

“I like to think about the impact she’s had on the children of Colorado,” said Carmen Martin, Kaiser Permanente senior community health specialist. “There are now thousands of children who have the energy to play, to focus on school work, and to sleep at night because their families now have enough food.”

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Waste less food for a healthy planet

If you want to do a good turn for the health of your community and your planet, consider the issue of food waste.

The National Resources Defense Council reports that up to 40% of food in the United States is never eaten, and the largest source of waste is people throwing out food at home. Wasted food is a significant contributor to climate change because greenhouse gasses are produced in the growing, processing, packaging, and transporting of wasted food, and more gasses are released as wasted food deteriorates in landfills.

How hospitals are helping

Hospitals often end up with extra food because patient meals are typically ordered the day before they’re needed, but patients can be discharged early, or needs can change. Kaiser Permanente hospitals have a history of reducing food waste by working to ensure that patient meal projections are as accurate as possible. But when there’s excess food, we partner with nonprofits to ensure that it doesn’t go to waste.

Nearly every Kaiser Permanente hospital in California works with a nonprofit partner or partners to rescue unserved perishable food and give it to people in need. By 2020, all California hospitals will be required by state law to make significant reductions in organic waste, including food waste.

At the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center last year, nearly 14,000 pounds of unserved food was picked up by Meals on Wheels on weekdays and No Time to Waste on weekends. Elizabeth Bailey, director of Food and Nutrition for the hospital, described the program as a point of pride for the whole department.

“We all feel good that the food is going to great causes and we’re keeping it out of the trash and landfill,” she said.

Fighting food insecurity

The California Association of Food Banks estimates that 1 in 8 Californians struggle with food insecurity — which means they don’t have regular access to the food they need to be healthy and active.

Jan Villarante, director, Kaiser Permanente National Nutrition Service, said the hospital food redistribution programs are helping.

 “The meals we redistribute in the community are of excellent nutritional quality with lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. Plus, much of our produce is locally sourced, so that helps local growers and the environment, too.”

Last year, Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California donated more than 72,000 pounds of recovered food to local nonprofit groups. John Yamamoto, who serves as vice president for Community Health in Southern California, said the donations are another significant way the organization works to improve health and equity in the community.

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The world’s best food festivals


Food festivals may well be one of our favorite things on earth. Who wouldn’t want to spend the day exploring the different sights, smells and tastes at an event solely evolving around offering you delicious food?

There’s hundreds and thousands of different food festivals located around the globe waiting to fill your mouth with exciting stuff, each specializing in a particular type of food or cuisine. If you’re a big foodie and love to travel, then perfect…You have come to the right place! Here’s a list of some the world’s best food festivals to tantalize your taste buds.

Warning – may induce severe hunger. Our mouths are literally drooling.

Wildfoods Festival (Hokitika, New Zealand)

This festival is located in the small town of Hokitika on the west coast of New Zealand, and offers visitors some rather odd things to eat, to say the least. From seagull eggs to insects, this event specializes in eccentric foods that attempt to blow your mind in how something sounding so gross can actually be delightfully delicious. This one’s for you if you have an adventurous taste palette and don’t squirm easily.

Wildfoods Festival

Salon de Chocolate (Quito, Ecuador)

Although there are plenty of renowned chocolate festivals around the world, Quito is perhaps considered the best. Thousands of visitors gather each year to get a taste of some of Ecuador’s tastiest high-quality chocolate. There’s also plenty to see and do with cookery classes and competitions. This one’s for you if you love chocolate – so that’s pretty much everyone then?

Dumpling Festival (Hong Kong)

AKA The Dragon Boat festival. This holiday date takes place on the fifth day of the fifth Chinese lunar month, with restaurants, locals and tourists coming together as one to feast on tasty dumplings. The festival takes to the streets, offering up the best-tasting variety of dumplings made from glutinous rice and plenty of different fillings. This is for you if you’re looking to explore and celebrate a National cultural heritage.

Vegetarian Festival (Phuket, Thailand)

Mostly taking place on the island of Phuket, this festival is part of a nine-day Thai celebration for the promotion of mind and body detoxification. Locals take to the streets to celebrate, conjuring up some of Thai’s tasty vegetarian dishes using soybean and protein substitute products instead of meat. This one’s for you if you’re not a meat-eater and want to find out some fantastic new Asian recipes.

Pizzafest (Naples, Italy)

Did someone say pizza? Yes please. Pizzafest is one of the world’s biggest pizza festivals, taking place every year in Napoli’s Caracciolo in which over 500’000 visitors will come to eat more than 100’000 pizzas. The celebrations include recreations of historical recipes and pizza-making competitions. This one’s for you if you’re feeling extra hungry. Dig in!

Pizzafest

Bacon Festival (Sacramento, California)

The Bacon festival offers the very best of bacon – all from farm-bred organic hogs and made with the very best natural ingredients. There’s plenty of strange dishes on offer – bacon ice cream, bacon salad, and bacon cocktails. It’s also advised that all of this is washed down with the very best beverages from the local breweries. We’re not gonna say no to that now are we? There’s even a Kevin Bacon tribute band that plays. This one’s for you if you want to have some good old’ fashioned community fun.

 

Food festivals are the perfect way to try some of the regional grub. There seems to be more and more cropping up each year so keep your eye open for what ones that may be near you on your travels. Top tip – go when you’re feeling extra hungry. You’ll be in heaven.

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Patti LaBelle is reportedly set to expand her culinary empire by launching a new line of frozen Chinese food.

After the success of her hugely popular pie collection, the legendary singer has partnered with restaurateur Stratis Morfogen on the new food items, which will be sold in supermarkets across the country, Page Six reports.

Earlier this week, the duo were spotted celebrating the venture at Morfogen’s Brooklyn eatery, Chop House, along with their business partners, including LaBelle’s son Zuri Edwards, Alex Thompson and Charles Suitt.

“Love when my friend @mspattilabelle @suittnyc now my new partners in BCH GROCERS LLC comes’ to @brooklynchophouse for a surprise celebratory dinner on our new Co!” Morfogen captioned a photo of himself and the two-time Grammy winner. “Did someone in the frozen gourmet food section say “French Onion Soup, Pastrami, Bacon Cheeseburger & Lamb Gyro Dumplings?”

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Who Gets to Decide Who Is an Authority on Food?

Over the last couple of years, with the releases of films such as Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and Wonder Woman–movies led by women and people of color–there has been an outcry in the entertainment industry to diversify not just the crew and leadership behind the camera, but the critics’ pool as well. There are a number of arguments for this, including that the people reviewing these movies should also be reflective of the audiences for whom they were intended.

Such a call for diversifying the critics’ circle is happening in the food industry as well. Historically, just like in entertainment, it’s impossible to deny that the majority of food critics have come from similar backgrounds–notably white, male, and upper middle class. That monoculture has had both indented and unintended consequences, but they usually result in the tokenism and exoticism of certain dishes, ingredients, and the communities these cuisines represent.

This topic–evaluating who is qualified to cook, write, and review food–was an overarching topic at last weekend’s Cherry Bombe Jubilee, a day-long summit hosted by the bi-annual magazine and weekly podcast of the same name. In its sixth year, Cherry Bombe Jubilee is the largest female-food conference nationwide.

On the cusp of publishing her first cookbook with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt later this month, New York Times and Bon Appetit contributor Priya Krishna outlined the circuitous route in finding her writing voice and specialty.

“In our field, the question of who gets to be an authority comes up a lot,” Krishna said. “I feel like it when I read about a tea company founded by a woman who claims to have invented chai.”

Krishna explained that when she was first starting out in food writing, she’d often pitch stories about “restaurant dishes, interesting people, and Indian food–because that’s what I knew.” Nevertheless, Krishna said she “didn’t want to just write about dosas.”

“I had much bigger ambitions. I felt tokenized,” Krishna said. “At times, I felt I wasn’t good enough to write about other things. But I was a freelancer and needed to pay rent, and this paid the bills.”

Padma Lakshmi, who wrote the forward for Krishna’s book and also appeared on the Cherry Bombe Jubilee stage later in the day, reiterated similar feelings she expressed in her 2016 memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate.

“Often in my own career, I’ve felt like the odd duck because I didn’t see people around me who looked like me,” Lakshmi said, describing later how after moving to the United States at the age of four, she observed that most Indian cultures were (mistakenly) lumped together by U.S. critics into a singular “pan-Indian” diet, regardless of the sheer diversity across the subcontinent.

Krishna admitted she was originally uneasy about the title of her book, and that she was unwilling to have the word “Indian” in the title. She was concerned it would “end up in ethnic bookstores” and wouldn’t be placed next to a cookbook from the likes of Nigella Lawson. But her publishers at disagreed, and they settled upon a final title: Indian-ish. But, as Krishna notes this book has “both paneer and pizza,” the true heart of the book might reside in the subtitle: Recipes and Antics From a Modern American Family.

Krishna also observed how her culture has become popular–if not misappropriated–in the food world over the last few years, describing how hipster coffee shops are now churning out turmeric lattes as just one prime example of drinks and dishes that have been served in India for centuries, but frankly only received attention in the United States “when white people started talking about it.”

“Publications, mostly still run by white people, often feel like they can’t publish content without being attacked for appropriation,” Krishna posited. It’s not hard to see why there has been an endless amount of cover stories about roast chicken. Krishna suggested a fix, to wild applause from the Cherry Bombe audience: Hire people from all backgrounds.

“Mastheads can’t all be people from the same background, the same part of the country,” Krishna said. The more perspectives in the kitchen and in publications, the less tokenized the food will be, she argued, and thus the more inclusive restaurants and publications will feel to their respective audiences. And that doesn’t just go for the critics themselves, but also the way they perceive the people they are covering and, often, honoring: “There should never, ever, ever–be an award called best female chef.”

Krishna also argued that, “as people of color, we’re not off the hooked.” She explained that she was pigeon-holed in her specialty because she “knew Indian food,” but that her other pitches didn’t go deep enough. So she started putting more reporting into her pitches, resulting in a myriad of different reporting assignments, including writing about the opioid crisis in Kentucky.

“I criticize white dudes about miswriting about Indian food all the time, but that doesn’t mean we’re all not prone to mistakes. We all have to do the homework,” Krishna continued.

Nevertheless, there are still plenty of others who need to do the homework. In shopping her book, Krishna said she received comments from prospective publishers and editors such as “Where is the curry?”, that there were “too many ingredients,” and even publishers remarking that they were already producing “a lot of immigrant stories” while asking for something else. Even after a panel discussion just a few weeks ago, an audience member told Krishna to “stay in her own lane.”

“This shit still happens,” Krishna said flatly.

Regardless, Krishna says she still has hope that as more women and people of color take on more roles of authority and management in the food industry, that they will also lift up others in less privileged positions.

“I hope, as women we’ll go out of our ways to make respective work environments more inclusive at all levels,” Krishna said. “Some days, I feel like these goals are really far away. But today isn’t one of those days.”

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