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Burger King: Customers Can Have Their Fries And Eat Them Too

The world's No. 2 hamburger chain rolls out lower fat, lower calorie french fries on Tuesday. Executives at the company say except for their shape, customers won't be able to tell that "Satisfies" are lower in calories.
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Raising Tastier Sea Urchins For Foodies And The Environment

A scientist in Birmingham, Ala., is trying to help overharvested sea urchins, considered a delicacy in many parts of the world, find their way back to a restaurant near you. He's developed an urchin farm to help grow them more sustainably and a special feed that gives them a sweet umami taste.
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Sandwich Monday: The Woody Allen

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the "Woody Allen," made famous by the Carnegie Deli in New York City. It's got pastrami, corned beef, and a whole lot of baggage.
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Got Baguettes? Bakers' Lobby Tells France To Eat More Bread

The French bakers' lobby has launched a campaign to keep bread on people's minds. Their slogan, which is plastered on billboards and inscribed on bread bags, is "Cou cou, tu as pris le pain?" which translates roughly as, "Hi there, did ya pick up the bread?"
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Move Over Vodka; Korean Soju's Taking A Shot At America

It's the top-selling spirit in the world, but you've probably never heard of it. That's because Jinro soju does less than 5 percent of its sales in the U.S. Now, they're looking to expand that presence — by a lot. "We want to be in every store," says one marketing manager. "That's our main goal."
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No Schmear Job: A Brief History Of Bagels And Lox

The origin of the bagel "is somewhat mysterious," says a writer who recently explored the topic. What is unquestionable is that bagel met and married lox in New York. But as in so many modern unions, both partners came to the marriage with plenty of baggage.
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Trader Joe's Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals

In the United States, 40 percent of the food produced annually goes to waste. Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe's, wants to do something about it. He's opening a restaurant that will transform produce past its sell date into healthful take-out food.
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"Soul Food:" Identity And Cultural History

The words "soul food" may conjure up images of chitlins or catfish -- but the stories behind those dishes reveal the complicated history of African American food traditions.

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Diet Of Defeat: Why Football Fans Mourn With High-Fat Food

Researchers find that winning and losing NFL games not only causes fan to feel differently the day after the game but to eat differently as well. Fans of losing teams eat significantly more saturated fat after suffering defeats, while fans of winning teams eat lighter fare after victories.
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House Votes To Slash $40 Billion From Food Stamp Program

The bill would cut funding for the program over the next 10 years and affect an estimated 4 million Americans. The measure, passed narrowly along party lines, is not expected to pass the Senate.

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