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SXSW Eco, Hub Of Environmental And Foodie Fervor

Like its parent music, film and interactive festival, this conference is all about networking, which means parties. The young crowd takes full advantage of Austin's food trucks and bars.
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Porridge Aficionados Vie To Make Theirs The Breakfast Of Champions

Once derided as Scottish food better suited to horses than people, porridge these days is more cool than gruel. In the U.K., competitions have porridge lovers battling with their best recipes.
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Found Recipe: Cast Iron Roasted Half Chicken

From the Found Recipe files, a dish that's also a delicious workout for your biceps: Cast Iron Roasted Half Chicken. Montana restaurateur Jay Bentley explains why it's a favorite of his.
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Customers Can Keep The Tip — Which Might Please Restaurant Workers

A handful of restaurants are experimenting with no-tipping models, guaranteeing their servers a base level of pay. So far, satisfaction is up and turnover is down.
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Smen Is Morocco's Funky Fermented Butter That Lasts For Years

Like Indian ghee, smen evolved as a way to keep a tasty cooking fat around for a long time. But smen is blessed with a flavor and aroma that's a lot like blue cheese.
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Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.
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A New Museum To Celebrate Southern Food (And You Can Eat The Exhibits)

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans is re-imagining what a museum can be. There's plenty of scholarship, but also taste testing — and a mission to help budding food entrepreneurs.
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Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.
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Voters Will Get Their Say On GMO Labeling In Colorado And Oregon

Similar measures calling for labeling genetically modified foods have failed in recent years in California and Washington, and Vermont is being sued for the labeling law it enacted earlier this year.
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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

It's tempting to seek out the mac-and-cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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