During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, TODAY is sharing the community’s history, pain, joy and what’s next for the AAPI movement. We will be publishing personal essays, stories, videos and specials throughout the entire month of May.

For chefs, food is often a personal journey — maybe even the journey of their ancestors — and a function of social, economic and political events. It’s nearly impossible to make any one chef or restaurant a representative for an entire culture. Every region has their own unique influences, history, ingredients and techniques. “It would take me multiple lifetimes to master Sri Lankan

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Forest officials on Friday said they are mandating proper food storage for campers starting immediately, with people now required to store any food items in their vehicle or, if camping remotely, hanging from a tree or in bear-proof containers.

Violations of the food storage rule are subject to fines of up to $5,000. The exceptions to the new rule are food that is being prepared for meals or during meals.

While it’s long been common practice to hang food packs in trees in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and other remote campsites — 12 feet up and 6 feet

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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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Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have once again voted to exempt sin­gle-ingre­di­ent food items from any poten­tial pan-European front-of-pack label­ing sys­tem (FOPL).

While sev­eral MEPs cited Nutri-Score as the FOPL that should be adopted, a major­ity voted for the sec­ond time in a few weeks to exclude extra vir­gin olive oils and other prod­ucts with pro­tected geo­graph­i­cal indi­ca­tions from being rated at all.

Our fight at the Parliament is to try to leave mono ingre­di­ents, like olive oil, honey and ham, out of the Nutri-Score label­ing.– Adrián Vázquez Lázara, Spanish MEP

By a vote of 30 for and

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Video games use all kinds of techniques to evoke a response from players. Often, it’s an appeal to the senses: a jumpscare, a vibrating controller, evocative music. But pixels have a hard time representing smell and taste. Plenty of video games feature food nonetheless, whether that means pizza as a power-up (think the arcade classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time) or as a gift to gain the affection of a game character, à la Stardew Valley. With some exceptions (such as the painstakingly rendered dishes in Final Fantasy XV,) food in video games is often

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Restaurant workers in an area known for its spectacular eateries can now get COVID-19 vaccines.

Food service workers in both Richmond and Henrico County are eligible to be vaccinated under phase 1b in the state’s vaccination rollout.

Up until March 8, only the first three categories in phase 1b could get vaccinated. These included as Virginians 65 and older, firefighters and teachers. Monday, much of the state opened eligibility to all of 1b. Now, thousands in the state will be done waiting in line.

Richmond and Henrico’s health departments are taking it a step further, opening

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