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James Brave

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Cooking can be tricky when you can not find the ingredients you normally use to make a meal. Many people face that very problem in Cuba, where the COVID-19 crisis has worsened food shortages in the country.

But now, they can find help just a computer link away on the Facebook page “Recipes from the Heart.” Cuban Yuliet Colón is one of the page creators.

Colón guides Cubans on how to use the foods available to them to make the meals they love. She can help users make a sweet treat with the eggs they happen to find, or replace

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The past year has crushed independent restaurants across the country and brought a reality to their doors: Many were unprepared for a digital world.

Unlike other small retailers, restaurateurs could keep the tech low, with basic websites and maybe Instagram accounts with tantalizing, well-lit photos of their food.

For the past decade, Krystle Mobayeni had been trying to convince them that they needed more. Ms. Mobayeni, a first-generation Iranian-American, started her company, BentoBox, in 2013 as a side job. She wanted to use her graphic design skills to help restaurants build more robust websites with e-commerce abilities. But it was

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If you like your breakfast sweet, colorful, and with a touch of glitter, Kellogg’s has a new cereal for you. In celebration of Pride Month, the company is launching a berry-flavored cereal with GLAAD to support the organization’s efforts to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community.

Kellogg Company

Hitting shelves in mid-May ahead of Pride Month in June, the cereal—called Together with Pride—is made of rainbow, heart-shaped pieces. It tastes like berries and is appropriately covered in edible glitter. It almost looks like Fruit Loops but with a fun twist. It comes in a purple box featuring other Kellogg’s cereal

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Most recent data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control reveals that almost half of adults in the U.S. have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. The question is, why?

Kris Sollid, RD, registered dietitian and senior director of nutrition communications at the International Food Information Council, says there are numerous lifestyle habits that contribute to hypertension. The main ones include consistently eating an unhealthy, high-sodium diet, not getting enough exercise, smoking cigarettes, drinking too much alcohol and caffeinated beverages, and routinely not getting enough quality sleep. Of course, other factors are at play that oftentimes are

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Sony has unveiled a new program called FlavorGraph that uses AI technology to let you know which ingredients, in theory, go well together when cooking.

FlavorGraph uses a deep learning system developed by Sony and researchers at Korea University, who examined the molecular contents of ingredients and how they’ve been used traditionally in recipes. The researchers and programmers came up with a large database that includes the profiles of 1,561 flavor molecules. All of this was cross-referenced with close to one million recipes to find patterns in how ingredients have been historically combined.

So far, FlavorGraph hasn’t come across any

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The future of food is here.

A restaurant in Florida has added several new high-tech workers to its roster. After struggling with staffing issues, the seafood place decided to invest in robots to help deliver food to tables and perform other important tasks.

Mr. Q Crab House in Hollywood, Fla., invested in three foodservice robots, Fox 23 reports. The electronic workers have been performing various tasks normally assigned to servers and other front-of-house workers.

The business’ owner, Joy Wang, reportedly decided to invest $30,000 in the robots because the restaurant was struggling with staffing issues.

According to the news outlet,

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