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Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

There's new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn't the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.

By Any Other Name, Does Vermont's Maple Syrup Taste As Sweet?

Forget "Grade A" — Vermont has a new system for grading maple syrup. The state hopes names like "Delicate" and "Robust" will educate consumers, but some residents are just plain confused.
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Robots Boost Production At Dogfish Head Brewery Three-Fold

One of the region's biggest brewing operations is getting even bigger with an expanded bottling operation.


Strategic Seating: How To Elicit The Optimal Dinner Conversation

Designer Alex Cornell tells NPR's Rachel Martin where to sit at the dinner table. (This story orginally aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on March 24, 2013.)

No-Kill Caviar Aims To Keep The Treat And Save The Sturgeon

A method of extracting eggs from sturgeon without killing or cutting aims to revamp the industry and lower prices for this long-luxe treat. Critics say the idea is great. The taste? That's debatable.

Batter Up: Baseball Just Got Its Most Decorated Corn Dog

The latest expression of over-the-top stadium food is a $25 bat-shaped corn dog packed with cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapeños. Its creator says he's game for some competition between teams.

The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats

Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent have carved a niche designing stunning, upscale wineries and other buildings in Baja. They specialize in finding uses for offbeat, reclaimed material.

Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom

In the 1970s, the U.S. Dietary Goals advised Americans to cut back on fat and eat more carbs to lower the risk of heart disease. But some experts say this high-carb, low-fat diet helped fuel obesity.

Before You Bake Brooklyn's Legendary Cake, Heed A Warning

When a recipe for Ebinger's Blackout Cake surfaced long after the bakery's demise, Katie Workman knew it was just the thing to make her grandfather. Little did she know the trial that was yet to come.

The Search For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Can Be Such A Grind(er)

It's the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that's as good as much pricier models.