In India, 81% limit meat in diet and 39% say they are vegetarian

Dishes on display at a food stall at a vegetarian food festival in Bangalore.
Dishes on display at a food stall at a vegetarian food festival in Bangalore. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images)

All of India’s most widely practiced religions have dietary laws and traditions. For example, Hindu texts often praise vegetarianism, and Hindus may also avoid eating beef because cows are traditionally viewed as sacred. Muslim teachings, meanwhile, prohibit pork.

The vast majority of Indian adults (81%) follow some restrictions on meat in their diet, including refraining from eating certain meats, not eating meat on certain days, or both. However, most Indians do not abstain from meat altogether – only 39% of

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From Naples, Italy, Nurri Accelerates Espresso Equipment DesignDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Nurri Founder Antonio Nurri at work in Naples, Italy. All images courtesy of Nurri.

Upscale Italian espresso equipment company Nurri is preparing the international launch of its first products, including a tool for distributing coffee grounds in espresso tampers through the use of vibration.

Proudly based in Naples and named after founder and chief product designer Antonio Nurri, the high-end prosumer brand is also bringing to market two espresso machines that combine standard technologies with new ones, plus a Barista Multiple Station (BMS), which includes the vibration distribution tool, known as VDT, and scales for weighing portafilter doses and tamping

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TikTok Korean Iced Coffee Drink at McDonald’s

Another viral food hack taking over TikTok, McDonald’s special iced coffee combination is just what we need this summer.

The trick is simple: go to your nearest McDonald’s, ask for an iced black coffee and a vanilla soft serve. Open the cup lid and dunk the ice cream into the drink. Mix everything up and you’ll have a new beverage that tastes just like Korean-style iced coffee. The result tastes similar to an affogato and makes an ideal drink to cool down.

Watch the videos below to see what TikTokers think of the new hack. One warning: make sure to

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What Is Healthy Eating Without Cultural Foods?

Healthy eating is sometimes seen as a necessary evil.

On one hand, it’s essential to good health, but on the other, it’s suggestive of restriction and self-denial steeped in Eurocentrism.

Even in the Caribbean, where I’m from, many nutrition programs are modeled on the American food pyramid, which then implies what healthy eating looks like to the local communities.

However, nutrition and healthy eating are not a one-size-fits-all dietary prescription. Traditional meals and food culture deserve a seat at the table too.

In this article, I’ll explain why cultural foods are integral to healthy eating.

Cultural foods — also called

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School nutrition trending: K-12 gets ready for the fall;

In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular K-12 Food Management articles, K-12 gets ready for the fall ranked as the week’s top story. Despite general anticipation of a full return to in-person classes, K-12 meal programs will be challenged by labor issues and making up for the financial shortfalls of the past year. One question facing K-12 meal programs is how much customized and higher-end service stations can be maintained this fall given labor and continuing safety issues. Pictured is a make-your-own oatmeal station at the Grant County School District in Kentucky in 2019. Among other stories

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