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Italian University Spreads The 'Gelato Gospel'

Among the many culinary treats Italy has given the world is gelato, a frozen dessert with roots in ancient Mesopotamia. Gelato lovers from all over the world are flocking to a university outside Bologna, Italy, to master the art of gelato-making. Here's a free lesson: Don't call it ice cream.
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Sandwich Monday: The Wendy's T-Rex Burger (R.I.P.)

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try "The T-Rex Burger," a nine-patty monster that, until this week, had been on the menu of a renegade Canadian Wendy's franchise.
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The Tragedy Of The Pina Colada

Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks to The Sporkful's Dan Pashman about fruity cocktails for the summer.
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Lawmakers Go On 'Food Stamp' Diet To Protest Cuts

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is protesting proposed cuts to food stamps by going on an unusual diet.

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Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

Incentive programs that double the value of food stamp dollars spent at farmers markets have been hailed as one of the most effective ways to encourage healthful eating and support local farmers. The flaw: Most people don't shop at farmers markets. So a new program will soon pilot the concept at three grocery stores in Detroit.
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Sorry, Dr. Oz, Green Coffee Can't Even Slim Down Chubby Mice

An extract from raw, green coffee beans has been called a "miracle" weight-loss aid. But a study in mice casts doubt on the supplement's fat-burning effects — and even offers preliminary evidence that it could be harmful.

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