Food

Emergency nutrition assistance program benefits Hawaii’s qualified households during COVID-19 crisis

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) received approval this week to provide three months of emergency supplements to address temporary food needs for qualified families. Since March, Hawaii …

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Popular Hawaii restaurant chain pauses expansion plans in Las Vegas due to COVID-19 crisis

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, HAWAII (Eagle News) – In a company letter released on Thursday, April 30, Zippy’s Restaurants announced that it will pause its plans for expansion in Las Vegas, Nevada. What was supposed to …

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Cargill to open large beef processing plant in Alberta Monday

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — A southern Alberta meat processing plant that produces more than a third of Canada’s beef is set to reopen Monday after being shuttered for 14 days because of a …

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Honolulu mayor, nonprofit Aloha Harvest provides 10,000 meals to Oahu residents

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, HAWAII (Eagle News) – Mayor Kirk Caldwell, along with nonprofit organization Aloha Harvest and other volunteer groups, worked together this past weekend at the Waipio Soccer Complex in Central Oahu to distribute …

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Prime minister doubts there will be meat shortage due to plant shutdown

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The shutdown of the Cargill beef processing plant in southern Alberta won’t affect the security of Canada’s food supply, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday. After 360 workers tested …

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Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake

THRISSUR, India (AFP) — It was a record-baking effort. Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern India came together Wednesday to create what they said is the world’s longest cake — about 6.5 kilometers (four miles). They spread chocolate ganache …

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Shelling out: Japan crab fetches record $46,000 at auction

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Japanese bidder may be feeling the pinch after forking out $46,000 at auction for a snow crab — a price that “probably set a new world record”, local officials said Thursday. The winter seafood delicacy …

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The pirarucu: the giant prized fish of the Amazon

by Maira RENOU RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Its white flesh is tender and tasty, it can measure up to three meters long and weigh more than 200 kilograms: meet the pirarucu, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish, …

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Americans go cuckoo for chicken sandwich

WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — US restaurant chain Popeyes launched a fried chicken sandwich that became so popular the company has run out of stock — leaving would-be consumers crying fowl. On August 12, Popeyes — best known for its Cajun-spiced …

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Korean Food, Making Its Way To American Palate

  By Chay Masagca EBC Washington, DC Bureau WALDORF, Md. (Eagle News) – “People are willing to try new things, more and more. There is the growing popularity of Korean food in American culture. In Charles County, they are more …

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Emperor burger: Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

by Alastair HIMMER TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Tokyo restaurant is honoring the crowning of the new Japanese emperor next month with a football-sized wagyu beef hamburger served between gold-dusted buns — at an eye-watering cost of $900. The juicy …

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Tiny S. Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world

by Fiachra GIBBONS Agence France-Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated South African fishing village was named the best in the world on Monday. Chef Kobus van der Merwe, who did not begin to cook …

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