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Beware The Tippling Point, And Other Cocktail Party Tips

It's the season of holiday cocktail parties and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast has tips for how to be a good guest and host. For instance, if you want to enjoy drinks and appetizers, buddy up.

Mead Moves Out Of The Middle Ages

Mead was a favorite drink of ancient Egyptians and Vikings, and it's been making a comeback — updated for the 21st century.

Hanukkah History: Those Chocolate Coins Were Once Real Tips

Many Jewish families celebrate the holiday by handing out gelt, chocolate coins covered in gold and silver. These days they're treats for kids. But the practice began as a way to thank labor.

Florida Tomato Pickers' Wins Could Extend To Dairy, Berry Workers

In the last four years, 30,000 tomato pickers covered by a "fair food" program got a 50-to-70 percent pay raise. Advocates are now working with retailers and other industries to duplicate the model.

Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War

An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.

Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

Kale's days as the superfood-du-jour may be numbered. Next up: Kalettes? It's a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, and it's one of a few bewitching hybrid vegetables that could go big in 2015.

Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

Americans eat more seafood than just about anyone, but a big portion of imports are caught illegally. One expert calls this "the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today."

Pork Schnitzel: One Chef's Secret To Marital Bliss

Jay Bentley's wife loves his recipe for pork schnitzel. The owner of the restaurant Open Range, in Bozeman, Mont., breaks it out anytime he wants to make her happy.
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Steeped In Tradition: The Story Of The Senate's Signature Soup

One of the long-time practices of the “World’s Greatest Deliberative Body” has nothing to do with bills and laws; it's all about beans, ham hocks and onions.

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D.C. Area Mothers, Midwives Tout Effects Of Consuming Placenta

Despite skepticism from the medical community, the D.C. region is seeing an increase in placentophagy — that is, the practice of eating the placenta after a mother gives birth.