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Eating Tea And Other Food Predictions For 2014

Say so long to chia seeds and cronuts — so 2013 — and get ready to welcome freekeh, an ancient, fiber-rich grain. Eating local goes into overdrive, and cauliflower is poised to become the new Brussels sprout.
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Let Them Eat Sandwiches: USDA Eases School Lunch Restrictions

Participation in the school lunch program suffered after USDA restricted the amount of grains and protein that could be served to kids at lunchtime. Now school food directors are applauding the decision to allow more of them back on lunch menus.
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'Cut Food': Take A Peek At The Beauty Inside Everyday Edibles

What happens when you slice foods apart? A whole new world of geometric wonder can reveal itself. The best part? There's relatively little trickery or fancy gadgets involved — so please, do try this at home, say the creative minds behind this photo series.
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Cork Versus Screw Cap: Don't Judge A Wine By How It's Sealed

Remember screw caps on jugs of wine? These days, many winemakers have wholeheartedly embraced the screw tops — not just for their ease of use, but for the way they seal the wine's taste. Now many consumers are learning to look past the caps' former downmarket reputation.
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Eating In The Embassy: Cuisine From A Land Of Glaciers

We continue our "Eating in the Embassy" series, as Rebecca Sheir and Eater DC's Missy Frederick sample the cuisine of a nation known for its chilly weather: Iceland.

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Why The Cod On Cape Cod Now Comes From Iceland

Order cod in a restaurant on Cape Cod, and you might assume you're buying local. But the fish that gave the Cape its name are now so depleted that restaurants are serving cod imported from Iceland. Some activists think it's time America developed a taste for the less popular fish still present in the waters off the Cape.
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Food As Punishment: Giving U.S. Inmates 'The Loaf' Persists

In many prisons and jails across the U.S., a bland, brownish lump is served to inmates who misbehave. Law enforcement officials say it's not that bad, and it's a very effective deterrent. But the practice is starting to fade as more prisoners argue that the loaf is cruel and unusual punishment.
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Tummy Beer, Coffee Maker Cooking And Mini-Fasts: 2013's Most Read

We look back at the most popular posts on The Salt in 2013. From tips on handling raw chicken to Japanese latte art, the stories spanned the spectrum of the food world.
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Here's How Young Farmers Looking For Land Are Getting Creative

Across the country, there's a wave of interest in local food, and a new generation of young farmers wants to grow it. But many aren't buying land. Instead, they're renting it.
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A Judge's Cookbook Reveals The Secrets Of Bialys And Bagels

Michael Zusman used to be a lawyer, specializing in suing financial companies. The work literally started making him sick. Then he stumbled into baking. His new cookbook promises that you can make your own pastrami, pickles and bagels better than you can buy at your local deli.

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