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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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What's A Juniper Berry And How Do I Cook With It?

After teaching cooking classes for 20 years, Victoria Dougherty says she has ended up with some pretty random ingredients in her classroom cupboard — like juniper berries and fish sauce. Chef Raghavan Iyer offers some advice.
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Saving Grandma's Strawberry Cake From The Clutches Of Jell-O

Postwar marketing of convenience foods pushed our grandmothers to take many shortcuts in the kitchen that modern foodies might find unpalatable. Many involved Jell-O. Cookbook author Jeremy Jackson updated his grandma Mildred's famous strawberry cake recipe to remove this old-school secret ingredient.

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