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How An 11-Year-Old Boy Invented The Popsicle

The beloved ice pops were born of a young boy's tinkering with sugary soda powder and water on a cold night. But the end of this tale for Frank Epperson was not as sweet as his treat.
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A 3-D Food Lab And Restaurant Wants To Turn Yuck Into Yum

A group of top chefs, food scientists and tech geeks have set up a lab in Belgium to master 3-D food printing. Their goal: to create nutritionally enhanced foods that appeal to the pickiest palates.
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Tea Sommeliers Are The Hot New Thing In Food Pairing

Which black tea goes best with blue cheese? It turns out there is an art to unlocking new flavors in your food by pairing it with tea. And a whole new breed of experts has risen up to spread the word.
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The Ancient City Where People Decided To Eat Chickens

Chicken bones unearthed in Israel may mark a turning point in human cuisine: They could be the earliest evidence of people raising chickens for food, rather than cockfighting or use in ceremonies.
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Why The Pig Is The Most Loved And Most Loathed Animal On The Plate

As long as pigs have existed, humans have weighed desire for their meat against disgust for how the animals lived and what they ate. Today we have fresh cause for worry about how pigs are living.
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Drought-Stricken California Farmers Look To Tap Urban Wastewater

"Crazy wouldn't adequately describe what we're going through," a water official says of parched conditions in the state's Central Valley. Buying treated sewage water could restore some sanity.
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'Healthy Beverage Index' Developed To Up Your Water Intake

Are you making healthy choices with your daily beverage intake? A new guide developed by Virginia Tech will help you get there.
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Hacking Iconic New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Far From The Gulf

Barbecue shrimp from Pascal's Manale is one of New Orleans' most beloved and copied dishes. Since it's hard to find head-on shrimp far from the Gulf, chef Mark DeFelice says use more spice.
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How An Ice Cream Stand Made Pineapple A Local Flavor Of Missouri

What's a pineapple treat doing making a home in the Midwest? You'd have to ask the Fortners: For generations, they've been serving up Pineapple Whip in Springfield, Mo. — and locals can't get enough.
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A Battle Royale To Keep McDonald's Out Of Historic Food Hub In Paris

France is now McDonald's No. 2 market. But in a Paris neighborhood historically considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting tooth and nail to keep the fast-food giant out.

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