A "help wanted" sign in a restaurant window

A “Help Wanted” sign hangs in the window of a restaurant in a Manhattan restaurant. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

  • A California taco restaurant blamed a staff shortage and slow service on “state handouts.”

  • Some businesses are blaming workers and government handouts for the labor shortage.

  • Others say the solution is simply to pay workers more.

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A taqueria in California posted a sign in its window blaming government handouts for a staff shortage, and asked customers to be patient with slow service.

“Sadly, due to government and state handouts no one wants to work

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival officially kicked off Thursday at Walt Disney World.

The 129-day event allows guests to sample delicious foods across six continents, see live entertainment, shop merchandise and enjoy family fun for all ages.

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New signage for EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival on July 15, 202- (McReynolds)

A number of fan-favorite Global Marketplaces will return to the festival, including Hawaii, Australia, Germany, Canada, Appleseed Orchard, Flavors from Fire

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ASHEVILLE – The Good Food Media Network has released its fifth annual list of the Good Food 100, which honors restaurants for not just how good their food tastes, but how good it is for every link of the food chain, from farm to fork.

The network also released its newly launched Good Food Confidence Index results, which benchmark attitudes and outlooks for the restaurant industry.

First, the list. 

This year, it included a whopping 124 restaurant groups representing every region of the United States including Asheville, where Posana and The Market Place were honored.

The list is based on

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WARSAW, POLAND — Cargill said it plans to enter the European soluble fiber market with a $45 million investment at its Wroclaw, Poland, facility. Construction of the new production unit has already begun, with full commercialization of the company’s initial offerings expected in the second half of 2022.

Cargill said the new soluble fibers line will round out its portfolio of sugar-reducing products, which also includes a full line of sweeteners.

“Unlike most of the soluble fibers currently available, our new offerings were specifically designed to address the unique challenges facing food manufacturers as they aim to improve the nutritional

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The evolving story of Texas is told through its food. Inventive and locally sourced, Texas cuisine is a delectable explosion of flavors embodying the state’s diverse cultural mix and rich Western heritage. Sample uniquely Texan fusion fare across the state at places like Houston’s Vietnamese-Cajun Crawfish + Noodles and Austin’s Asian-inspired smokehouse, Loro, the culinary collaboration of James Beard Award-winning chefs Tyson Cole of Uchi and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue

Similar partnerships between restaurants and local farmers, ranchers, and other Texas-based producers bring a bounty of fresh, seasonal ingredients to restaurants and mobile kitchens, such as Valentina’s

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There’s never been a better time to be cooking with Asian ingredients in the United States. After decades of erasure and misrepresentation, American supermarket shelves and digital marketplaces finally look more like the country’s diverse population and palate. This shift is largely thanks to a new wave of first- and second-generation Asian American chefs, food professionals, and entrepreneurs who are not just increasing visibility, but also truly changing the way we talk about Asian food, people, and culture. And our pantries are better for it. 

These days, you can find every manner of regional and hyper-specific Asian ingredient, from an

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