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Meet The Cook Who Secretly Fed The Civil Rights Movement

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Fearless Georgia Gilmore not only cooked for activists, she raised funds for the civil rights movement, and offered others a quiet way to contribute.

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Why Is Venison On Expensive Plates And Food Pantry Shelves?

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Venison from deer killed by hunters can't be sold, so much of it is given away for free, at food pantries. Yet farm raised venison is considered a luxury meat.

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Grass-Fed Beef May Run Into Roadblock: Less Nutritious Grass

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It may be just a matter of time before prairie grasses simply don’t have enough protein to support grazing. Are rising CO2 levels to blame?

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Americans Love Spices. So Why Don’t We Grow Them?

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Growing vanilla and cinnamon might be a challenge in the temperate U.S., but there are plenty of other spices that could boost local farm economies.

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In A New Deal-Era Cannery, Old Meets New

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Once, you could head to your local cannery to preserve your own food. Most are gone, but a surviving cannery in Virginia is getting a boost from local farmers.

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D.C. Food Bank Just Cut Junk Food By 84 Percent In A Year

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Many who use food pantries suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes.Now there's a growing trend to move toward healthier options in food assistance.

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Dicamba Has Been Around For Years, But Causing Problems Now

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Superweeds are part of the reason Dicamba is causing more problems now.

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Recipes

The Easiest Cranberry Brie Grilled Cheese

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This is the easiest grilled cheese. And it’s so good. You could replace the cranberry sauce with any type of jam in your fridge.

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Apple Pie Filling for Canning

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Preserve the taste of autumn, and enjoy homemade apple pie any time of the year.

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Tangy and Savory Shrimp Adobo

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This shrimp adobo balances savory and sour with the creeping heat from the black pepper.

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Kohlrabi-Apple Salad With Pecans And Parmesan

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If you've never had kohlrabi, it tastes a bit like the tender core inside of a broccoli stem. It's crisp and flavorful, and usually easy to find in the winter.

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Warm Mushroom Kale Dip

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The key to this mushroom kale dip is sautéing the mushrooms and kale before they’re mixed in with the cheese.

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Sage Advice, AKA: Warm Apple Cider With Sage And Spices

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Clove studded oranges make any room smell delicious. They also lend intense flavors to this wintertime beverage.

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For Many Caribbean Immigrants, Black Cake Means Christmas

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This Christmas cake takes months to prepare, but for immigrants from the Caribbean, it makes the holiday taste like home.

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