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The Latest Item On McDonald's Shifting Menu: A $5 Burger

McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.
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The Navajo Nation's Tax On Junk Food Splits Reservation

The Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. No other tribe has passed such a law. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can't afford expensive food.
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In Korea, Spam Isn't Junk Meat — It's A Treat

It's a gelatinous slab of pork, salt and starch — and in fancy packaging, it's a popular holiday gift. So how did South Korea become the world's No. 2 Spam consumer? Blame it on the war.
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Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Pick Up Science Chops

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.
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Tea Tuesdays: How Tea + Sugar Reshaped The British Empire

When tea met sugar, they formed a power couple that altered the course of history. It was a marriage shaped by fashion, health fads and global economics. And it doomed millions of Africans to slavery.
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California Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.
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Hold The Mammal: Daring To Make Dairy-Free Cheese From Nuts

A new generation of cheese-makers is culturing the milk of nuts like almond and cashew with bacteria. The idea is to give the cheese more umami taste than what many other vegan products have.

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Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties and the pressures of being on the road.
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Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Energy Paste

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new food for athletes: liquid pizza. It's Clif Bar's "energy food" made with tomatoes, carrots, quinoa, sunflower seed butter and sugar.
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Does Your Food Have A Bad Case Of The Blahs? Put An Egg On It!

If you're wondering what to do with all those eggs left over from Easter, we're here to help. Inspired by Portlandia and Beyonce, we'll show you ways you can put an egg on it.

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