Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King

On Monday, Sept. 25, five days after Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, Aaron Jackson got a LinkedIn notification on his phone from Michael Lee, supply chain and inventory manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Contact me right away,” it read, followed by a number. Jackson was at Blue Lemon, a fast-casual restaurant in Sandy, Utah, outside Salt Lake City, eating dinner with his family. He stepped outside and dialed. Lee needed help, fast: FEMA was running low on food rations. In the previous four weeks, the agency had supplied millions…

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What should tourists do in Thailand after King Bhumibol’s death?

As Thailand is plunged into mourning by the death of their much-loved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, here’s what tourists visiting the popular holiday destination need to know. Our correspondents say that while Thailand is unlikely to face any immediate disruption or political upheaval, along with the sun cream and guidebooks it is more important than ever to pack a little cultural sensitivity. The government in Bangkok has announced a one year period of mourning. Flags are to fly at half-mast for 30 days and people are asked to avoid “joyful events”….

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Thai king death: Thousands throng streets for procession

Thousands of Thai people have packed the streets of Bangkok to see a convoy carrying the body of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His body was taken through the capital to the royal palace as mourners wept and held up portraits of the late king. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has been named as successor, but has asked for a delay in the process. The death of the world’s longest-reigning monarch sparked an outpouring of grief in Thailand. Official mourning will last a year. The cabinet declared Friday a government holiday, and flags…

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Vegetarian recipes: Julia Platt Leonard’s king oyster mushroom & thyme tart

Of course I make a list before I go grocery shopping but that doesn’t mean I follow it. Take for example a visit to the green grocer. I’ve got what I call my ‘don’t you dare forget to pick-up…’ things like lemons and garlic and berries for breakfast. But I come home with a lot of food that wasn’t on my list – things that catch my eye or call out to my stomach. Take the king oyster mushrooms I found the other day. I don’t see them that often…

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