Tag: Market

Rediscovering my Bosnian heritage in Palm Springs’ Transilvania food marketRediscovering my Bosnian heritage in Palm Springs’ Transilvania food market

Transilvania European Food Store owner Dorina Holban doesn’t mind going in the red for her customers, especially if it means it’ll bring a “sparkle in their eyes.”

There are no vampires lurking inside this market. But there isa vast spread of spices, dairy products and salami from the Balkans, a region of eastern Europe. The biggest hits are products that customers remember from their childhood, said Holban, who came to the United States from Romania more than two decades ago and has lived in the Coachella Valley for 10 years.

There’s Smoki, which is a puffed peanut snack,

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Used cooking oil from local restaurants stolen for black marketUsed cooking oil from local restaurants stolen for black market

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Thieves are making big money stealing from unsuspecting restaurants selling their used cooking oil on the black market.

“It’s really professional,” said Manager of Shogun Lou Sulindro.  

Criminals have turned oil into biodiesel at unsuspecting spots from Scotia to Hudson like La Fiesta, Tengu Asian Bistro and Shogun.   

“I don’t know how they can steal it, what equipment they use to steal the oil,” Sulindro said.  

The Shogun manager said there’s no financial impact for them, but it’s costing companies that remove the oil, like Buffalo Biodiesel, millions of dollars.  

“We’re in a position where we’re

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