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Want Kids To Eat More Veggies? Market Them With Cartoons

The food industry has long marketed highly processed products to kids with characters like Tony the Tiger. But similar tactics can also work to sway school kids to eat more vegetables, a study finds.
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Los Angeles Chef Pushes Boundaries Of Taste In Art Installation

Los Angeles's top cult chef has been pushing the boundaries of taste at the Museum of Contemporary Art with an art installation that combines dining, sculpture and taxidermy. It's also a way for a museum to connect with the city's vibrant food scene.
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QUIZ: What Does Food Symbolize In Art? Test Your Knowledge

Artists have been painting food into their work since ancient times. You know it looks delicious, but how well can you decipher what foods mean in art? Take this quiz to find out.
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In Chile, 'Marraqueta' Is The Daily Bread

This crusty bread likely originated with French immigrants of centuries past, but it's =become deeply entwined with Chilean identity, diet ... even language. Yet most people don't make it at home.
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A Nonprofit Grocer Tries To Sell More Healthful Food Without Going Under

For 12 years, Chester, Pa., had no supermarket. Then Fare & Square came to town. But getting people to eat better — while also becoming a sustainable business model — is a tall order.
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Farmers Markets Aren't Just About Produce Anymore

Farmers markets are a popular destination for Washingtonians. And now, a growing number are walking away with prepared foods rather than fresh produce.

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Larry Olmsted: "Real Food, Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating & What You Can Do About It"

Parmesan cheese sold in the U.S. often contains wood pulp. Most extra-virgin olive oil doesn't deserve the name. A journalist identifies an array of fake food in American stores and restaurants and tells us how to spot the real thing.

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Dine Like A Soviet Spy: Old KGB Haunt Opens Its Doors Again

Soviet-era movie stars, cosmonauts and, yes, intelligence agents once socialized at Aragvi over chicken tabaka and Georgian wine. Now the restaurant has reopened for regular diners.
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From Tree To Tap: Maple Water Makes A Splash

Unlike syrup, which is boiled down into a thick, sticky liquid, maple water is made from unprocessed sap that is 98 percent water. Its growing popularity is a boon for local farmers.
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In The Queer Kitchen: 'Food That Takes Pleasure Seriously'

Writer John Birdsall firmly believes there is a queer aesthetic in modern food culture. He and other LGBT chefs discuss the role of sexual identity and race in the kitchen.

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