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Cupcakes to Quiche: How Food Trends Develop and Fizzle

In the 1970s, quiche and fondue were all the rage. Now kale and cupcakes are everywhere. Could grilled cheese and beef jerky be next? We explore the economic and cultural factors that spark food trends and consider reasons why some having staying power, while others fizzle out.

The Tastemakers Project

David Sax's Tastemakers project explores food trends and values across the country. Learn more about the series in the video below.

2014 Food Trends

Cooking Light took a look at what's flying off shelves this year, from savory Greek yogurt to "protein-packed everything."

Our Predictions: 2014 Food Trends

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Check Out This 1999 Profile Of The Late, Great Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn't easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.
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Northeast Farmers Grapple With Worst Drought In More Than A Decade

This year, many fields are bone dry — and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.
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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

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Scientists Looking For Alien Life Investigate 'Interesting' Signal From Space

Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says it's too soon to say if the signal came from intelligent lifeforms — but researchers are checking it out.

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