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Community, creativity and caffeine: What coffee shops reopening means to New Yorkers

On a mid-June evening, Buunni Coffee in Inwood, New York City, was packed with people for an open house to debut their new Ethiopian menu. Shop owners Sarina Prasabi and Elias Gurmu, who are from Nepal and Ethiopia, respectively, bustled through the crowd with bright smiles and samples of free food. 

For many of the customers, it’s the first time they’d been back inside a coffee shop since the pandemic started. 

The pandemic hit coffee shops hard. According to an industry study by the London-based Allegra World Coffee Portal, “the US branded coffee shop segment to be valued

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Pamela Stuppy: Defining food packaging claims

Many consumers have health concerns that benefit from understanding claims made on food packaging. These are often part of the marketing of a food product so do not appear on the “Nutrition Facts” section of the label. The terms you may see are definitions of the relative amounts of a particular component of the food based on what is noted as the serving size. Examples would include calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugar, and fiber.

With regard to calories, the terms you might see would be “calorie free”, “low calorie”, or “reduced calorie”. The FDA approved definition of “calorie

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60 Biggest TikTok Viral Recipe Trends of 2021

Pesto Eggs
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(Confessions of Parenting)

The beauty of TikTok is that you just never know what you’re going to get. I held off getting the TikTok app because I thought it was only about dancing. Then, by word of mouth, I heard about the Nacho Table Trend and Whipped Coffee. All the chatter was enough to lure me in and I became an instant fan of this giant world of cooking videos.

These viral TikTok recipes are not the perfectly curated videos you will find on other social media channels though. These are tried-and-true recipes made by regular people; people looking

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Trending: Could Food Waste Be the Future of Fashion?

A recent study analyzes agricultural waste streams in Asia and charts a roadmap for establishing alternative textile value streams at scale; while Lenzing puts this into practice with a lyocell fiber made from orange pulp and wood
fibers.

Ag waste-based textiles a sustainable fashion solution poised for growth


A farmer gathers rice straw | Image credit: DoDo Phanthamaly/Pexels

As the circular apparel market is projected to reach $77
billion

in the next five years and new circular textile
innovations
seem to pop up weekly, a recent study shows that there are enough usable
agricultural residue streams from South and Southeast

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Looks like someone listed their backyard as a restaurant on yelp

Thanks to Caroline for sending. And the reviews are (mostly) top notch:

“Great food and drinks made and served by the owner/chef. Deducted one star because the proprietor mocked me mercilessly for ladling soup onto my entree (I thought it was a sauce after a few drinks).

You won’t go home hungry, sober or early.”

“I must say I’m a bit surprised at the lack of Michelin attention given some of the other restaurants on the list in the area.

Also, the soup ladling story mentioned in the four star review is NOT the full picture and leaves out some

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