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Chihuahua in sombrero

South of the border, Cinco de Mayo is no big deal. Read more»

Two recent studies found work requirements did not improve employment or earnings, and at the same time cut people who could have qualified from accessing food benefits.

Hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans from ages 50 to 55 could face higher barriers to food assistance under the U.S. House Republican plan to cut spending while temporarily lifting the debt limit. Read more»

Rep. Cesar Aguilar sought to contrast Arizona Republicans’ championing of tamale vendors with their history of anti-immigrant policies, but was immediately interrupted by an uproar from GOP lawmakers, who used a procedural move to stop him. Rep. Mariana Sandoval was also stopped from speaking.

An attempt by Arizona Republicans to rebuke Gov. Katie Hobbs for vetoing a bill aimed at expanding the sale of homemade foods failed after most legislative Democrats sided with her, slamming the move to override her veto as just another effort to undermine her. Read more»

In Florida, a drag queen might have a difficult time enjoying a Bud Light, as Ron DeSantis has made it a mission to revoke liquor licenses from establishments that host drag shows where children are allowed. Read more»

A "community listening session" hosted by Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes on Tuesday in Tucson will focus on the proposed $25 billion merger between grocery giants Albertsons and Kroger — owners of stores such as Safeway and Fry's. Read more»

Visit Tucson's new Spanish-language advertising campaign aimed at Hispanic tourists is branding the Old Pueblo as the destination for them by spotlighting the city’s heritage and multicultural events. Read more»

Tumerico's owner-chef Wendy Garcia is a semifinalist for the 'Best Chef in the Southwest' James Beard awards . Her restaurants are known for her traditional Mexican meals with their vegan or vegetarian twists.

Wendy Garcia, the owner and chef of local vegetarian Mexican restaurant Tumerico, has been nominated for a James Beard Award. Read more»

Seis Kitchen's menu contains favorites and new dishes to try.

What's been dubbed as the "2022 Taco Bell New Year's Eve Downtown Bowl Bash" will occupy Tucson this weekend, part of the Arizona Bowl activities that help showcase our city. But Tucsonans know that real tacos don't come from that fast-food chain. Read more»

Fruitcakes are known for their legendary shelf life.

Nothing says Christmas quite like a fruitcake – or, at the very least, a fruitcake joke - and haters and disrespect aside, fruitcake is still a robust American tradition: The website Serious Eats reports that over 2 million fruitcakes are still sold each year. Read more»

Global yields of corn could drop by as much as 24% by 2030, according to NASA’s news service, due to rising temperatures, shifts in rainfall patterns and 'elevated surface carbon dioxide concentrations from human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.'

Much of the very same land that is the source of diversity for our food lies in countries that are the most vulnerable to the destructive impacts of climate change - and that vulnerability rebounds into how much Americans pay for food. Read more»

The holidays are upon us and Tucson offers up a veritable cornucopia of festive events to help you enjoy the season: Read more»

Economists blame higher prices for fuel and labor, among other factors driving up prices.

Consumers will face “historically high” prices for their Thanksgiving meal ingredients this year, with experts urging them to plan ahead, look for deals and be ready to substitute traditional foods for something cheaper. Read more»

Turkeys have always been a fixture in the holiday’s marketing.

Almost 9 in 10 Americans eat turkey during Thanksgiving, and it has more to do with how Americans observed the holiday in the late 1800s than which poultry the Pilgrims ate while celebrating their bounty in 1621. Read more»

Volunteers load carts with frozen goods, fruits and vegetables, baked goods, beverages and snacks at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix.

Arizona food banks head into the holiday season having to buy more food, at higher prices, for more clients, with fewer donations to help them pay for it - and with lingering supply chain issues, when they can get food at all. Read more»

The Salvation Army Tucson will serve their annual Thanksgiving community meal this year.

As Thanksgiving Day is nearly here and various organizations in Tucson will be providing free meals to people who can't afford making their own or have no place to go. Read more»

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