Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity
For most people in Mexico, eating bugs has become normal and vendors seem to always have new recipes to offer.
Insect cuisine is growing in popularity. Ancient traditions are mixed with modern flavours to make the environmentally-friendly menus more appetising to new consumers.
The end results are dishes like ant larvae grilled in garlic and cilantro sauce or fried stink bugs served with a side of guacamole.
Around the world, the edible insect industry is projected to be worth $1.2bn by 2023.
Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City.
The NYC subway scare suspect has been taken into custody after shutting down lower Manhattan with 3 rice cookers
- NYPD says they’ve apprehended the suspect that they believe brought lower Manhattan to a standstill Friday after they planted two pressure-cooker-like devices in the subway near the World Trade Center.
- Policereleased the suspect’s photo Friday, who appeared to be wearing an Amazon Prime Day 2018 shirt.
- Saturday morning, NYPD chief of detectives Dermot Shea tweeted that the suspect was “located.”
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they’ve apprehended a man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a subway station.
Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea Saturday morning that a man seen holding one of the rice cookers in surveillance video was taken into custody.
The discovery of the cookers Friday led to an evacuation and roiled the morning commute.
Read more: The man police are looking to question after finding rice cookers in a New York subway station was wearing an Amazon Prime Day t-shirt
Police said cameras near the World Trade Center captured a man with a cart putting cookers in two locations in the subway station.
A third cooker of the same type was later discovered 2 miles (3 kilometers) away on a sidewalk.
Authorities determined they were not explosives. Pressure cookers can be turned into bombs.
Police say they didn’t have details on the man’s apprehension. No charges have been announced.
Bacon and Cheddar Together
This weekend, make Melissa Clark’s corn, bacon and Cheddar pie with pickled jalapeños (above), Alison Roman’s blueberry cornmeal shortbread tart or any of the top recipes of the week in the collection below.
Refinitiv data shows detained Grace 1 still at anchor
LONDON (Reuters) – Refinitiv tracking data briefly showed the Iranian tanker at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Tehran and the West had changed its position status off Gibraltar on Saturday.
The Grace 1 was given permission to leave Gibraltar on Thursday, although the United States is still seeking to detain it. Refinitiv data showed its status had changed to underway but by 1200 GMT it said the vessel was at anchor still.
Houthi attack on Saudi oil field aims to disrupt global oil supply: Saudi minister
DUBAI (Reuters) – A drone attack by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on a Saudi oil field on Saturday aims at disrupting the global oil supply, said the kingdom’s energy minister, Khalid al-Falih.
Saudi oil operations unaffected by Houthi drone attack, Saudi Aramco says
DUBAI (Reuters) – A drone attack launched by Yemen’s Houthi group on the Shaybah oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a “limited” fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said in a statement.
President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition
Fresh off a major rally in New Hampshire, President Donald Trump started off his Saturday tweetstorm by focusing on a brewing confrontation in Portland, Oregon between his supporters and the masked radical Antifa agitators.
Planned protests this weekend between left and right wing demonstrators could explode, as they have in that city in the past. President Trump and the Dept. of Justice have been keeping an eye on the situation, with yet another warning that Antifa bullying could result in further steps to curtail their activities.
We’ll keep an eye on Portland and on further tweetstorm activity as more rolls in. The tweetstorm so far:
ESPN Analyst Josh McCown Will Return To The NFL As Philadelphia Eagles Backup
ESPN’s loss is the Philadelphia Eagles gain, as veteran quarterback Josh McCown has opted to leave his position as an analyst with the sports network to return to football.
McCown retired in the off-season after serving as a mentor last year to New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold. He will fill the Eagles need for a reliable backup to starter Carson Wentz.
Naturally, the signing was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who noted that the contract was worth $2 million, fully guaranteed, but can be worth up to $5.4 million with incentives. It’s worth noting that the Eagles have had to deploy their backup quarterback twice in the last two years, both times with spectacular results. But Nick Foles’s success led to a massive free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Expected Eagles backup Nate Sudfeld broke his wrist in a preseason game, and third stringer Cody Kessler has a concussion and is unable to play, leaving a large gap on the Philadelphia roster that was filled by unheralded rookie Clayton Thorson.
The 40-year-old McCown had had a long career, but has never made the playoffs. He plans to return to ESPN once his season has concluded.
Idlib airstrikes target IDP camp
At least 18 people have been killed in a suspected Russian air strike on a camp for internally-displaced Syrians.
Human rights activists have accused Syrian government forces and their Russian allies of bombing camps for internally displaced people.
An attack on the town of Hass in Syria’s last rebel-held province of Idlib has killed 18 people including at least six children.
The French government has condemned the attack and is calling for a ceasefire in Idlib.
A warning, some viewers may find the pictures in this report disturbing.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle reports.