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Grubhub released its third “State of the Plate” report on Wednesday, taking a look at how and what consumers ate over the last six months.

The report delved into hundreds of thousands of delivery orders to identify the top trending foods, beverages and restaurants during the first half of 2021. The analysis also offers a glimpse into what to expect as we move into the next six months of the year.

Looking back at the top 10 trending foods to date, there’s a noticeable shift toward plant-based options and global flavors. Coming in at No. 1

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Food addiction remains a controversial topic in the scientific community. The concept is driven in part by concerns surrounding the increasing rates of obesity in the United States and elsewhere in the world. In this Honest Nutrition feature, we explain what the science says and address the question: Is food addiction real?

Food addiction is a concept that researchers use to describe compulsive eating habits in humans, which may resemble addiction-like behaviors.

Research indicates that some individuals may be more likely than others to experience addiction to palatable foods — meaning foods that are high in fat and sugar.

Other

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A soul food stall, a superfood and smoothie bar, and a stall serving comfort food are opening later this fall at Chattahoochee Food Works, the northwest Atlanta food hall located on the edge of the Underwood Hills neighborhood.

The first 13 restaurant stalls and a central bar are now open at the sprawling 31-stall market and test kitchen, backed by celebrity chef and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern and Robert Montwaid — the man behind Gansevoort Market in New York City.

The new stalls

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Owned by Juan Felipe Segura, Selvasana will serve acai bowls, smoothies, juices and sparkling fruit-blended

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Former Minnesota Viking tight end Kyle Rudolph, left, and chef Andrew Zimmern listen during a June 23 tour of the Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People food shelf in Bloomington. Later this month, Rudolph and Zimmern will participate in Taste Fore the Tour, a fundraising event that benefits VEAP. (Sun Current staff photo by Mike Hanks)


At a time when donations often drop off despite the ongoing demand for assistance fueled by the pandemic, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People is getting its own shot in the arm.

The third annual Taste Fore the Tour will be held July 19 at Interlachen

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“The next time we do that bit, we absolutely won’t involve or use any of those foods,” Mr. Corden said. “Our show is a show about joy and light and love. We don’t want to make a show to upset anybody.”

Mr. Corden’s staff did not respond to requests for comment for this article.

“We’re in a kind of cultural moment where bits like this one exist with this increasing acceptance of cultural foods,” said Alison Alkon, a professor at the University of the Pacific. “We’re kind of in this Ping-Pong dialectic.”

Using food to prompt a response of disgust,

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