Food

Honolulu battles food insecurity through programs to revitalize industries and feed families

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The City and County of Honolulu this week kicks off the “Fish to Dish” program, which supports Hawaii’s longline fishing industry and distributes fresh fish to communities across the island of Oahu. The “Fish” portion …

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Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant closes its doors permanently due to financial hardship during COVID-19 pandemic

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) — Despite being allowed to reopen their dining-in services on June 5, some of Hawaii’s restaurants like Top of Waikiki are at the point of no return. Leighton Lau, Chief …

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Hawaii’s annual Filipino Food Week goes online amid COVID-19 concerns

    By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – With the onset of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippine Consulate General Honolulu has decided to hold off the restaurant version of Filipino Food Week and …

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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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