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September 21, 2017

 

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This Once-Obscure Fruit Is On Its Way To Paw-Pawpularity

The locavore food movement has embraced the "Indiana Banana."

September 20, 2017

 

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The ‘Ghost Geography’ Of Midwest Farmland

Changing the food system is more complicated than simply "voting with your fork." Author Ted Genoways brings to light the challenges family farms face today.

September 20, 2017

 

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Boost Your Green Intake with Avocado Edamame Salad

Dare to go monochromatic with this vibrant green salad.

September 19, 2017

 

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A Pioneer Of Food Activism Steps Down, Looks Back

Michael Jacobson led the fight against "junk food" for four decades. He's now stepping down as president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

September 18, 2017

 

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An Iraqi-Kurdish-Israeli Dumpling Soup Comes To America

Kubeh soup features braised beef stuffed into dumplings. Brought to Israel by immigrants, this dish has become one of the nation's culinary treasures.

September 17, 2017

 

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Chop Suey: Classic Chinese-American Dish With Mexican Flair

Jocko Fajardo grew up in Arizona eating Mexican food, but his go-to comfort dish is a Chinese-American classic with a little Mexican thrown in.

September 16, 2017

 

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Why Some Honeybees Will Never Be Royals

That stings! A new study suggests that genetic material in the pollen-rich diets of worker bee larvae ensures that they never grow up to be queens.

September 15, 2017

 

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Chard Pizza with Goat Cheese

Chef Daniel Orr puts together a beautiful pizza with bright, fall greens...and bacon!

September 14, 2017

 

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A Spin on the Classic Sandwich, Vegan BLT

Want to eat more veggies? You won't even realize this BLT is vegan and full of vegetables.

September 14, 2017

 

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Why Do We Have To Buy More Herbs Than Recipes Call For?

Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers are forced to buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.

September 13, 2017

 

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Florida’s Farmers Look at Irma’s Damage

Irma smashed through some top areas of fruit and vegetable production, destroying half of the citrus crop in some areas and housing for seasonal workers.

September 13, 2017

 

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Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

Since the seventh century, salt has been raked in and collected from shallow pools in marshes on the French coast. The local food movement is reviving it.

September 12, 2017

 

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To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

Most American Indians are lactose intolerant, which means they need to find nutrients outside of dairy. Traditional cooking methods can be key to good health.

September 11, 2017

 

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The Aroma Of Rice And Barberries Takes Her Back Home To Iran

When Yasaman Alavi misses Iran, she puts up a pot of rice and adds saffron water and barberries for a Persian twist.

September 11, 2017

 

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Three Methods for Preserving Herbs

Drying herbs changes their flavor, which is why I like to use other methods for preserving herbs. Here are three ways to keep those flavors fresh all year long.

September 10, 2017

 

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Central Europeans Ask Why They Get Cheaper Ingredients

Fish sticks with less fish. Lunchmeat with less meat. Central Europeans say packaged foods sold there have lower quality standards than same brands in the West.

September 7, 2017

 

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My Little Community Garden Plot Went From Flop To Flourish

Two years ago, Carolyn Beans thought she had what it took to coax a bounty out of her tiny urban garden. She was wrong.

September 6, 2017

 

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More Women Move Into Maine’s Risky World Of Lobstering

Lobstering has traditionally been considered a man's job. But Maine's lobster fleet has a growing number of women who are running their own boats.

September 6, 2017

 

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For Navajos, Desert ‘Tea’ Fosters Kinship With Heritage

Gathering the flowers of the greenthread plant for tea connects this Navajo schoolteacher to her grandmother. Drinking the tea helps her avoid sugary sodas.

September 6, 2017

 

Collard Greens: A Southern Staple Spiced With Caribbean-West African Flavors

The African Roots Of A Classic Southern Dish

Collard greens was the first dish Dadisi Olutosin learned to make when he was a young boy. Today he adds some international touches.

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