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He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
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What Place Does Pumpkin Beer Have In D.C., Anyway?

We’re not done yet with one of the warmest summers ever recorded. But it’s already autumn in the beer aisles at grocery stores throughout local D.C. Should we even be drinking this stuff?

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Bread Grains: The Last Frontier In The Locavore Movement

Modern bakeries rely on industrial mills for their flour. But a small and growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.
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Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
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Soda Tax Drives Down Sales In Berkeley, Calif.

According to interviews conducted before and after Berkeley imposed a tax on sugary drinks, the tax is having the desired effect. People reported drinking 20 percent fewer sugar-sweetened drinks after the tax went into effect.
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Yes, America Has A Working Tea Plantation. We Visited It

The only commercial tea plantation in the U.S. is located on Wadmalaw Island, S.C. It makes tea from bushes descended from plants first brought here in the 1700s. We chat with its tea taster.
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Craft Distillers Tap Pure Sugar Cane For A Southern Rum Renaissance

The South was once a hub for sugar plantations. Now, small rum-makers are turning away from molasses, culling fresh sugar cane itself to create smooth liquors with grassy, woody or floral flavors.
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How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

The traditional dish is so essential to the nation's culture and identity that the government promotes it globally in an effort to foster understanding and peace among countries.
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In Singapore, First Street Food Vendor Earns A Michelin Star

A Singapore chef is the first street vendor to earn a Michelin star. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michelin Guides' International Director Michael Ellis about Chef Hin Meng's cheap culinary delights.
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What Makes A Jam A Jam? Surge In Savory Spreads Presents Riddles For Purists

Savory jams tap into a love affair with foods that marry salt and sugar. They let people eat local fruits and vegetables year-round and lower the sugar levels found in traditional jams.

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