Some students at UC Merced say the meals served at the campus’ pavilion dining center aren’t just low quality — they’re unhealthy and potentially a safety issue.

The Sun-Star spoke with several students who say undercooked meat, rotten food, and even insects in meals are just a few of the food-related problems on campus.

An Instagram account was created in September to highlight problems with the food served to students at the UC Merced pavilion.

The photos on the site show meat gone bad, insects in salads, hair in food, raw chicken tenders, partially-cooked fish, and a fingernail clipping in

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American cooking is heading in two different directions.

Fancy restaurants are experimenting with noodles made from tofu skin and Mayan dips made from pumpkin seeds.

But home cooks are just out to have fun with their food. Meringues are cooked to look like clouds. Cakes are made to look like unicorns. Toast is multicolored and spangled.

And foods that aren’t meant to be cooked in waffle irons are cooked in waffle irons.

Why not? Waffle irons are just two griddles that heat food on both sides simultaneously. The indentations add to the surface area, so the food is crispier, and

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — One woman is using her passion for working with children and her love of cooking to inspire others.

“You have to have a passion because if you do not have a passion for what you want to do as an entrepreneur, you will not make it,” Victoria Luckey said.

Luckey loves cooking and working with children. Her business connects both of her passions, bringing her entire family joy.

“If you love what you’re doing, it’s kind of weird, because that passion rises up in you. And it kind of hits like an adrenaline kicking. Like if

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Chatter Box Cafe, owned and operated by Brandon and Natia Ellis, will be showcased on an upcoming episode in Season 16 of the Cooking Channel’s “Food Paradise”.

The episode, “Dipped” will air on Cooking Channel Wednesday, March 16, at 10 p.m. The show will rerun on the Cooking Channel, Food Network and Discovery+ streaming services.

“Dip in! The greatest grub gets even better when it’s dipped, drenched or dunked! Our picks include elevated grilled cheeses and super sauces, a flamin’ hot burger, breakfast corndogs, a super sundae, a fantastic French dip and queso-drenched everything,” a promo from the show says.

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‘Ghost kitchens’ concern delivery drivers, customers

CHICAGO — Online food deliveries have exploded during the pandemic. But when you make your order, do you really know who’s cooking your food?

WGN Investigates uncovered a case where a delivery driver said he picked up meals that were prepared in the kitchen of a suburban apartment.

WGN Investigates is identifying the driver only by his first name; Kurt.

“I was thinking this can’t be legal,” he said.

Kurt informed

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‘Ghost kitchens’ concern delivery drivers, customers

CHICAGO — Online food deliveries have exploded during the pandemic. But when you make your order, do you really know who’s cooking your food?

WGN Investigates uncovered a case where a delivery driver said he picked up meals that were prepared in the kitchen of a suburban apartment.

WGN Investigates is identifying the driver only by his first name; Kurt.

“I was thinking this can’t be legal,” he said.

Kurt informed

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