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How Anglers Are Learning To Save Fish That Get 'The Bends'

Millions of deep-water fish die every year because of barotrauma, a condition divers know as "the bends." But scientists say descending devices can help fish survive a trip to the surface.

In Spain, A Kingly Ring With A Hidden Surprise Wraps Up The Holidays

The roscón is a ring-shaped, citrus-infused brioche ubiquitous on Spanish tables on Three Kings Day, Jan. 6. It comes with an ancient pedigree and a trinket inside that will bring luck to the finder.

Sandwich Monday: The Pretzel Dog

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pretzel Dog from Auntie Anne's. It's a hot dog, wrapped in soft pretzel and meditations on life and death.

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.
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Northeast D.C. Getting New Craft Distillery

One Eight Distilling is set to open this week, expanding the District's craft liquor offerings.


A Resolution For Foodies Who Want To Do Good: Pick A Campaign

Want to change the food system? You can vote with your fork, but you can also support a campaign that's confronting the problems head on.

No Yolk: Eggs Beat Most Other Foods In Our Blog Last Year

We looked back at the most popular posts of 2014 and found many of them were about eggs. So we asked: What makes this everyday food so intriguing?

Organizing Like A Chef Makes For Good Habits

"Mise-en-place" is a French cooking phrase that means to gather and arrange the needed ingredients and tools. (This piece initially aired on Aug. 11, 2014 on Morning Edition).

A 40-Day Vegan Fast, Then, At Last, A January Christmas Feast

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on Jan. 7, and the 40 days prior are observed as a vegan fast. That means no dairy and no meat until the traditional dish of doro wat on Christmas Day.

To Prevent A Hangover, Develop A Pre-Drinking Plan

In which we learn how to prevent a hangover (drink water), cure a hangover (you can't) and good cocktails to ease you back into more drinking on New Year's Day.