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Day: April 19, 2021

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The spring season brings new brews from across the state. One special holiday that brewers from all over seem to celebrate is 4/20, a day when the special aroma and flavor from dank beers reflect the unique characteristics of marijuana, cannabis, the devils lettuce or the more common term, weed.

So just what constitutes a dank beer? According to Seth Rivard, co-owner of Rockford Brewing, “I like to think of dank as extra pungent, extra stanky, extra resinous, extra smells and flavors from the oils in the hop, going above and beyond your typical hop flavor.”

We compiled a list

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ASHEVILLE – While brewery tours abound, there hasn’t been much in the way of wine tours in Asheville. Now, two local women have decided to change that.

New wine tours for WNC

Kelly Denson of All American Food Fights and Kasey Hotchkiss of Asheville Detours have launched Blue Ridge Wine Tours, which explores the growing world of Western North Carolina wine. 

Tour groups will meet local winemakers, explore vineyards with mountain views and, of course, drink locally made wines.

Hendersonville’s main tourism department says its wine region, known as the Crest of the Blue Ridge, was named an American

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Public health officials continue to investigate a suspected outbreak of foodborne illnesses related to a Jimmy John’s restaurant in Illinois. Many of those sickened are athletes at Illinois State University.

A statement issued by Jimmy John’s officials says the restaurant was temporarily closed, according to The Pantagraph newspaper. The implicated restaurant is on West Market Street in Bloomington, IL, which is under the jurisdiction of the McLean County Health Department. The restaurant statement said the closure was taken as a cautionary move and not because a definitive connection between the store, the food, or Illinois State University had been made.

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Cream cheese adds an all too familiar thick, creamy, rich tang to the cut sides of bagels, in between layers of carrot cake, in bowls of flavorful party dips, and more. But what if you’re halfway into a recipe only to realize that someone used your cream cheese to slather on their cinnamon raisin bread this morning, leaving you several tablespoons short?

While it’s hard to replicate the exact flavor and texture of cream cheese (especially all at once), there are some good substitutes available. Some can be used as is with pleasing results, and others need a few tweaks;

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BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) – After a unanimous vote during the April 14 Branson Board of Alderman meeting, city leaders voted to repeal the mask mandate beginning April 16.

Despite the mandate being lifted, some businesses and restaurants are still requiring their employees to wear masks.

Thai Thai Cuisine restaurant manager, Kyle Jennings said his staff is still planning to wear masks. He thinks the mandate might have been lifted a little early.

“I think it’s a good thing to keep the masks, I think they lifted it early, but it was a good idea to keep wearing our masks as

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Scientists from India and Russia have created edible food wrap for packaging produce, bakery, poultry, meat, and seafood.

Micheile Henderson

Designed to replace one of the most un-recycled materials on the planet, the wrap consists of natural ingredients that are safe for the environment and humans.

The research, which was published in the Journal of Food Engineering, describes three types of food films based on the well-known naturally occurring seaweed biopolymer sodium alginate—a compound found within the cell walls of brown algae.

“Its molecules have film-forming properties,” said Rammohan Aluru, senior researcher at the organic synthesis laboratory at Ural Federal

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