Last week's elections gave Republicans a majority in the Senate, a move that will likely allow for tweaks but not outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the possibility of a greater say in federal agency appointees and no chance of raising the federal minimum wage, said NRA's Scott DeFife. "It's a much better environment than we've had. [But] no one should be sanguine that all of our problems will go away. It's not over; it's just starting."
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Restaurant consultant Clark Wolf takes issue with Noma chef Rene Redzepi's comment that patrons visit restaurants either to refuel or be challenged; Wolf's list of reasons is much longer and more complex. "I delight, I remember, I grab comfort, I just smile. Food can make me giggle or get me teary, deeply satisfy or stimulate my desire for more. It can calm me the freak down or really rev me up."
Traditional Latin-American flavors featured on a new food pyramid show Latinos a healthier way to eat. Maize, quinoa, plantains, mangos and papayas are among the items featured as part of the new pyramid.