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Guacamole Blues: Mexicans Dismayed by Avocado Price Climb

Guacamole Blues: Mexicans Dismayed by Avocado Price Climb

By Mark Stevenson | Jul 15
Mexicans are dismayed by continued increases in the price for avocados, a staple of the country's cuisine.

Taste of the Tour: Stunning Prizes, Tasty Steaks in Auvergne

Taste of the Tour: Stunning Prizes, Tasty Steaks in Auvergne

By Samuel Petrequin | Jul 15
After thrusting their arms in victory at the finish line, Tour de France stage winners are greeted by hostesses on the podium. As well as the yellow jersey, the Tour de France race leader is usually handed flowers and a fluffy lion.

New Mexico, Colorado Get Fired Up Over Hot Peppers

New Mexico, Colorado Get Fired Up Over Hot Peppers

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Jul 12
New Mexico governor says she's ready for a culinary duel with her neighbors to the north after the governor of Colorado proclaimed on social media that chile grown in his state is the best and will be stocked in grocery stores across four Western states.

Opposing Rallies Mark 'Dog Meat Day' in South Korea

Opposing Rallies Mark 'Dog Meat Day' in South Korea

Jul 12
Dozens of people opposed to dog meat consumption, including American actress Kim Basinger, rallied near the National Assembly in Seoul on Friday on one of three "dog meat days" in South Korea.

Sobering Up: In An Alcohol-Soaked Nation, More Seek Booze-Free Social Spaces

Sobering Up: In An Alcohol-Soaked Nation, More Seek Booze-Free Social Spaces

By Laura Ungar and Jayne O'Donnell, USA Today | Jul 12
A national trend of boozeless bars is cropping up nationwide to create social spaces without the hangovers, DUIs and alcoholism culture. It's part of a new push for sober options.

1 in 3 Wine Drinkers Don't Know They Can Drink Red Wine Chilled

1 in 3 Wine Drinkers Don't Know They Can Drink Red Wine Chilled

Jul 11
One in three wine drinkers don't know you can drink red chilled, according to research.

From Hot Sauce to Pop Gloss, US Products Seep into Iran

From Hot Sauce to Pop Gloss, US Products Seep into Iran

By Jon Gambrell | Jul 11
At a trendy restaurant in Iran's capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce.

Louisiana Man Faces Charges for Licking Ice Cream at Store

Louisiana Man Faces Charges for Licking Ice Cream at Store

Jul 11
Another apparent incident of someone licking ice cream at a store has surfaced. This time it's in Louisiana.

So Far, Cultured Meat Has Been Burgers: Next Big Challenge, Animal-Free Steaks

So Far, Cultured Meat Has Been Burgers: Next Big Challenge, Animal-Free Steaks

Jul 10
Bioengineers are taking on the next tougher challenge: growing structured cuts of meat like a steak or a chicken cutlet.

More Alcohol Seized in Connection to Resort for Ultra-Rich

More Alcohol Seized in Connection to Resort for Ultra-Rich

By Matt Volz | Jul 10
Montana officials said earlier this week that they confiscated over 800 bottles and cans of alcohol in a raid just days after the Yellowstone Club signed a deal to settle charges of serving booze at unlicensed bars.

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