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While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.
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As a GMO Pillar Wobbles, Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes

Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.
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What Happens When Yelp Restaurant Reviews Turn Political?

First American Fried Chicken, owned by the family of the suspect in the Manhattan bombings, is the latest eatery to see reviews plummet based on more than food. Some attacks can cross into real life.
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Food For Thought: "Karma And The Art Of Butter Chicken"

Kojo chats with food writer Monica Bhide on her new novel and how culture connects her family's history in India with her present life in the Washington region.

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Columbusing In D.C.: When We "Discover" The Culture Of Others

Kojo explores the coinage of the phrase "Columbusing," which describes instances of white people "discovering" elements of cultures that have long been a part of communities.

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.
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We Really Do Get A Little More Santa-Like, Physically, During The Holidays

All that holiday grubbing does indeed pack on the pounds. How much? Researchers tracked the weights of 3,000 people in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and found a weight spike after every major holiday.
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Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status.
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Are The Warehouses Around Union Market Worth Saving?

Developers are transforming the area of Northeast D.C. around Union Market into a foodie destination, but preservationists say the area should preserved as a historic district.

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3,000-Year-Old Cooking Fail Found At A Danish Dig Site

Archaeologists have found the glassy remains of burnt cheese in an ancient pot. It seems trial and error is a timeless method to the madness of creating good food.

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