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No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

High-end restaurants featuring rock star chefs are starting to turn to tickets to stem the tide of no-shows. In the future, going out to eat could become a lot like going to a sold-out concert.
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Doritos Inventor's Grandson Sees Dollar Signs ln Healthful Food

Tim West's grandfather was an executive for Frito-Lay, and the 30-year-old entrepreneur grew up on junk food. But he now wants to shake up the food system with healthful, sustainable eats.
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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?
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Obama To Host White House Dinner For Africa Heads Of State

After Tuesday's Africa summit sessions, the White House is preparing to give a dinner for the heads of state and the chairman of the African Union.
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Smartphones, Food Photography and Dining Etiquette

Kojo examines how smartphones are affecting menus and dining etiquette.

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Smartphones, Food Photography and Dining Etiquette

Chefs have always known that "you eat with your eyes first"-- that visual presentations of food can affect our perceptions of taste. But in the era of Instagram, some restaurants are adjusting their plates and lighting schemes to cater to...

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Sandwich Monday: The Crazy Crab'z Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we find the best possible meal at a baseball game. It's the Crazy Crab'z Sandwich at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
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Chef Grills Steak, Volcano-Style, With Molten Lava

After Sam Bompas roasted marshmallows over lava at a volcano in Japan, he wanted to recreate the experience. So he asked a geologist and sculptor who'd built an artificial volcano to host a barbecue.
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Taste For Rare, Wild Pangolin Is Driving The Mammal To Extinction

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly-rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction, with two critically endangered.
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The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruit in the summer and fall. It's part art, part agricultural marvel.

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