Food and drink

In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 photo, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari poses for a photo at her basement Tehran coffee shop, in downtown Tehran, Iran. More than 3 million Afghans including as many as 2 million who entered without legal permission, live in the Islamic Republic, according to United Nations estimates. Jafari hopes her Telma, or “Dream,” Café in Tehran will help bridge the divides and xenophobia Afghans can face in Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
October 16, 2019 - 2:06 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari is living out a dream in her basement coffee shop in Tehran that is out of reach for millions like her in Iran. Jafari hopes her "Telma Cafe" ("Dream Cafe") will help bridge the divide between Afghans and Iranians and fight the xenophobia many...
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Johnny Lopez
October 14, 2019 - 8:44 am
The guacamole really is extra! A family in Hawaii has landed in the Guinness Book of World Records after their 5.6 pound avocado was certified as the world’s heaviest, according to CNN . The Pokini family from Maui applied for the certification back in December after previously submitting a 5.7...
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Johnny Lopez
October 08, 2019 - 9:11 am
You can now enjoy a shot of whiskey in a capsule that resembles detergent pods. Renowned liquor brand The Glenlivet has launched a new Capsule Collection of three flavors of their Founder’s Reserve whisky that comes in biodegradable capsules made of seaweed, according to USA Today. “No ice. No...
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In this Sept. 30, 2019, photo, a signboard says "Consumption tax hike, 8 percent to 10 percent", at a mass home electronics retailer in Tokyo. Japan has raised consumption tax to 10 percent from 8 percent, amid concerns that it could sink the Japanese economy though government officials say ample measures are taken to minimize the impact. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 4:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised its national sales tax to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, risking short-term pain for the sake of the country's future financial stability as it copes with a fast aging and shrinking population. Previous tax increases, a 2-point increase to 5% in 1997 and another to 8% in 2014,...
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In this July 18, 2019, photo, North Korean refugee Jang Myung-jin speaks during an interview at his house in Seoul, South Korea. The 32-year-old Jang is among a handful of young North Korean refugees in South Korea who have launched YouTube channels that offer a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people in North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive and repressive countries. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 25, 2019 - 10:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea, a handful of young North Korean refugees have launched YouTube channels in recent years to offer a rare glimpse into life in the North. They talk about things like what food North Koreans eat and what profanity they use. Their programs contrast with...
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Jacquie Cadorette
September 25, 2019 - 11:55 am
Have you ever taken a sip of your drink expecting it to be one thing and getting another? Imagine taking a bite of wasabi thinking it was avocado – that would surely send your heart racing. That’s exactly what happened to an Israeli woman, hospitalized for “broken heart syndrome” after taking a too...
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September 25, 2019 - 7:35 am
( 102.9 The Wolf ) - The fast food chain that's famous for what you crave after a night of drinking beer is officially working on...its own beer. According to Whiskey Riff , White Castle is planning on bringing beer to 400 restaurants in 13 states. As of right now, the plan is to roll out a kölsch...
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In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, a shop owner reaches into a drink display refrigerator at his convenience store in Kent, Wash. A study on America’s eating habits released on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 shows only slight improvement from 1999 to 2016. While adults cut down a bit on added sugars and ate marginally more whole grains, they still eat too many sweetened foods and unhealthy fats. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 24, 2019 - 11:22 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study on America's eating habits shows only slight improvement over 16 years. While adults cut down a bit on added sugars and ate marginally more whole grains, they still eat too many sweetened foods and artery-clogging fats. The results are from an analysis of U.S. government...
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Tarrah Gibbons
September 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
The popular Lay’s potato chip is about to get a whole new look! According to CNN Business, this is the first time in 12 years that the company is changing the logo. Lay’s said the change isn’t going to be drastic, but Lay’s wanted the packaging to feel more “modern and contemporary.” New sleek look...
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Jacquie Cadorette
September 18, 2019 - 3:41 pm
For the first time in a year, Chipotle is adding a new protein to its menu. For a limited time, you can get carne asada on your tacos. According to CNN , the marinated steak dish was rolled out in over 2,000 stores in the United States starting on Tuesday. It’s the newest meat item they’ve added to...
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