Capitol rioter ‘QAnon Shaman’ to get organic food in DC lockup

The horned Capitol rioter dubbed the QAnon Shaman will be given organic meals at DC lockup after refusing to eat the standard jail fare for nine days because of his religious beliefs, a judge ordered Wednesday.

The shaman, real name Jacob Chansley, had refused the meals after being transferred to a DC jail run by the city’s Department of Corrections while awaiting trial for his role in the Jan. 6 riot, his lawyer, Al Watkins, said in a court hearing Wednesday afternoon.

Chansley had previously been given organic meals after refusing to eat while in custody of the federal Bureau

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Look into Portland’s beloved restaurant scene before it was a foodie destination

PORTLAND, Maine —  Before it became a world-class foodie destination and engine of the city’s economic fortunes, Portland’s restaurant scene looked like a lot of fun.

That’s how old-school Portlander Abraham Schechter remembers it. The city library’s archivist, Schechter recently assembled a trove of historic menus and scenes from 1980s Portland restaurants for public viewing in the library’s digital collection.

Containing menus from 67 restaurants, bars and cafes, the new archive traces Portland’s nationally recognized food scene to its gritty, artsy origins.

Schechter found the menus years ago buried in a forgotten box in a storage room. It took the

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Slow-roasted delicious: Barbecue styles, flavors abound in the Grand Valley | Entertainment

Happy Fourth of July weekend! In honor of this special time, I decided to focus on barbecue, which is particularly popular at social gatherings this time of year.

When I first proposed this topic, I didn’t realize the rabbit hole I was about go down while exploring barbecue places in the Grand Valley or even while looking at the definition or significance of the word barbecue.

“Barbecue” is the most common spelling of the word today. But why is it shortened to BBQ? Well, it turns out that it was originally spelled “barbeque.” The word originated in Spain from the

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Vegan fake-meat takes China by storm

The country that currently consumes about half of the world’s pork is rapidly moving toward a vegan revolution. 

China has an $86 billion meat market and is responsible for eating 28% of the global supply, with the average Chinese person devouring 11 pounds of meat annually. But that may soon change, The Guardian reports

This change is apparently due to a cultural and market shift toward more environmentally aware middle-class consumers, who are beginning to prioritize saving the planet over eating pork daily as a sign of affluence and success. 

Increasingly, there is a domestic market for Chinese individuals

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