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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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From Farm To Distillery, Heirloom Corn Varieties Are Sweet Treasures

With names like Hickory King and Boone County White, heirloom corn finds new popularity. A Kentucky hilltop farmer makes it into corn chips, and a distillery has picked its first historical variety.
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As Chinese, Iranian and Indonesian As Apple Pie

The flavorful fruits originated in Central Asia; the wheat, in the Mideast. The lard? Courtesy of the Spanish. Spices came via the Banda Islands. Put them altogether for an all-American treat.
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Learn To Make Korean Food With A Charming Graphic Cookbook

Robin Ha's Cook Korean! uses brightly colored illustrations to break down the process of making dishes like acorn jelly salad or kimchi stew.
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Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.
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In Prison, The Passion That Drove A Yogurt-Maker To Arson Still Burns

The yogurt entrepreneur who set fire to his factory remains in prison, but he's in better spirits now. "He's dreaming again," says his wife.
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1 In 10 People May Face Malnutrition As Fish Catches Decline

Many people around the world rely on fish not just for protein but for critical micronutrients like iron and zinc. So declining fisheries pose major risks for global health, scientists warn.
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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
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History's Influence On Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

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How "Borderless" Cuisines Shape Modern D.C.

Kojo and Pati Jinich, author and host of PBS's "Pati's Mexican Table," explore how cuisines become "borderless," and the fusions of flavors shaping the culture of modern D.C.

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