A New York middle school is apologizing after serving students with a meal on the first day of Black History Month that was deemed to be culturally insensitive.

Administrators at Nyack Middle School say that the hot lunch menu was changed by the vendor without their knowledge on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month, to include chicken and waffles with a watermelon dessert, which the school’s principal called an “unfortunate situation,” The Journal News reported.

“We are extremely disappointed by this regrettable situation and apologize to the entire Nyack community for the cultural insensitivity displayed by

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Dishes from the The French Brasserie Rustique’s Nice menu and their paired wines. Photo courtesy The French Brasserie Rustique

Go on a global culinary adventure without leaving your zip code. Chef Vincenzo Betulia, chef-owner of The French Brasserie Rustique in Naples, unveiled “Tour de France,” a monthly series of specials from the country’s culinary capitals. The specials, which include an optional wine pairing, are created in partnership with Chef Benoît Valota, who recently joined the restaurant from top chef positions at Michelin-starred restaurants in France.

“Chef ‘Ben’ and I have a culinary chemistry that allows us to combine our experience

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Bellingham is known for its many food trucks, but last year a unique truck opened, serving Asian-inspired cuisine surrounded by green forestry.

Transition Bicycle Company created the Transition Outpost, a beer and food hall and bicycle shop in Bellingham and expanded the restaurant’s reach by taking it on the road in November 2022.

“When we opened Transition Outpost, our vision was to create a place for people to gather and build community. Oftentimes this might be over a shared love of bikes but we were also excited to welcome anyone in the community looking for a great beer selection and

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A major Canadian restaurant chain is looking to move into Charlottetown sometime around the middle of this year.

Keith Macintosh, the Atlantic regional development director for St. Louis Bar and Grill, said Jan. 31 the original intent was to open in the P.E.I. capital city last year.

“We opened up a lot of stores in the last 12 months across Canada. It was just a matter of timing and resources, to be honest with you,” Macintosh told SaltWire Network, referring to why the plan to open a Charlottetown location didn’t pan

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Mushrooms were declared the “2022 Ingredient of the Year” by the New York Times, and the momentum of this celebrity plant-based star is still going strong.

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Mushrooms are trending in food and wellness and are inspiring the runway and home decor. Couture designers are adding mushroom imagery to clothes, and they are even using mushrooms to make vegan leather.

Designer Stella McCartney recently launched a line of clothes and bags made with fungi-derived leather. This vegan leather substitute – made from mycelium, the threads from the root structure of mushrooms – is also being used to make shoes.

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Food banks have faced what they call the “hardest winter yet” amid increasing costs in Europe. Because of this, JustServe in the Church’s Europe North Area has been encouraging volunteers to support food-related charities.

JustServe.org is a website and app where charitable organizations and community groups can list their needs for volunteers. Jane and Paul Elvidge oversee JustServe in the Europe North Area and created a campaign called Harvest Appeal in October 2022.

With support from the area presidency, the Elvidges asked stake presidents and stake Relief Society presidents to invite their members to get involved, reported the Church’s U.K.

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