These restaurants helped put Richmond on Yelp’s Top Food Destinations list

RICHMOND, Va. — Yelp recently named Richmond one of the Top Food Destinations in the United States. The Yelp team said Richmond landed in the 7th spot (just behind Las Vegas and just ahead of Pittsburgh) based on new restaurants, Yelp ratings, reviews, cuisine diversity, and percentage of food photos. We wanted to know what exactly that meant and had some other questions for Yelp about its food ranking systems. So we sent our questions to Yelp’s Richmond Community Manager Lauri Thompson. Here’s what we learned. Q: From your data,…

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Families in Food: A Bhujing restaurant with no menu card, and serves by the kilo

Get Roasted: The Agashi Bhujing Center. (Credit: Dilip Kagda) Away from the hustle of Mumbai, shopkeepers pull down their shutters in Agashi, Virar, for a siesta. One shop, however, remains open. “Customers come to us from many parts of the city throughout the day and we cannot afford to lose business. We work round the clock,” says 31-year-old Chirag Gawad, third-generation owner of Agashi Bhujing Center. The aroma of roasted chicken and spices lingers inside the shop, which mainly offers a takeaway service. It serves bhujing, a unique combination of…

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These Healthy Food Swaps Can Help Speed Up Your Weight Loss Goals; Try Them Now

Is weight loss your new health goal? While you must have read a lot of nutritional guidelines related to weight loss, there may be times when you might be perturbed as to what to eat and what to exclude from your diet. When you are on a weight loss program, you need to be very careful as to which foods will help you lose weight. Some foods, which are generally considered to be healthy might not be that effective in weight loss. However, there can be healthier alternatives of these foods which can…

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Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years?

Filled with empty calories and ultra-processed, fast food may increase the risk of obesity and cancer. While fast-food chains have ostensibly been trying to offer more healthful options, a new study finds that the health impact of their menus has not improved — to the contrary, in fact. Fast food may now be worse for our health, a new study warns. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that, between 2013 and 2016, 36.6 percent of adults in the United States ate fast food on any given day.…

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I Don’t Like My Food Touching

Last week, I wrote a piece about something called a “Food Cubby,” which ensures all the food on your grown-ass woman plate doesn’t touch. Some 9+ million of you saw the piece, and about 100,000 more had something along the lines of “who tf needs that” to say about it. Well, fam. I do. OK, well, I don’t anymore, because as an adult who doesn’t like it when her carbs touch her greens and her greens touch her protein and her condiments touch any of those things, I make a conscious effort…

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The Future Of Food: Predictions From 4 Industry Leaders

As the global economy and markets continue to shift, predicting the future of food can be difficult. However, several trends are likely to have an impact on what and how people eat in the coming years. Technology, convenience and personalization are some of the top trends that will affect consumption. Four industry leaders shared their thoughts on the food industry’s future in recent interviews: Ran Peled from CommonSense Robotics, Bruce Schroder from Moe’s Southwest Grill, Elana Karp from Plated and Christine Marcus from Alchemista. Technology People are changing the way…

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Weight Loss: 5 High-Protein Dinner Foods You Can Add To Your Diet

It has been reiterated often enough that for a sustainable weight loss, you need to have a healthy diet in place. While you are charting your diet, make sure you make room for enough protein. Protein is called the building block of life. It helps build muscles, cartilage and even help facilitate weight loss. Protein helps induce the feeling of fullness. It also plays a crucial role in regulating hunger hormone ghrelin, which helps check cravings. If you are searching for dinner options that are high in protein, you have…

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New tool identifies all DNA of food

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) says it has worked with commercial laboratory Identigen to adapt new DNA sequencing technology so that it can be used as a tool for scanning the ingredients in food. Using the process, an analysis of 45 plant-based foods and food supplements from health food shops and supermarkets identified 14 food products of interest that may contain undeclared plant species. Of these, one was confirmed to contain significant levels of undeclared mustard — a food allergenic ingredient that must be declared in all foods…

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Job opportunities in food processing sector: Harsimrat

A three-day international conference on “Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture-Emerging Techniques” concluded at Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) here on Saturday. As many as 300 delegates from five countries and 15 states of the country participated in the conference. The chief guest of the valedictory function was Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Dr C Anandharamakrishanan, director, IIFPT (Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology), Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, was the guest of honour. More than 500 students and research scholars read the papers. Over 250…

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Heart health: THIS food item has great benefits for your heart – Reduce risk of heart attack, strokes

Keeping your heart healthy can be made easier by reaping benefits from certain food items. Soya is a common food item consumed in Indian households in the form of curry, dry vegetable, kebabs, etc. Heart health: Here is how eating soya can improve your heart’s health!  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images New Delhi: The heart is one of the most vital organs of the body and its normal functioning determines many other body functions. Keeping your heart healthy is a job in itself – you need to eat right, sleep right, drink…

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