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The Past Is Littered With Foods Of The Future

For as long as humans have eaten, they've entertained grand visions of the future of food. But the shiny objects of food futurism rarely pan out in the way the visionaries intended.
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Charles E. Williams, Founder Of Cookware Giant Williams-Sonoma, Dies

Almost 60 years ago, Charles E. Williams opened a small store specializing in high-quality cookware, with the hopes of making French cooking more accessible to Americans. Today, Williams-Sonoma is an international name. He died Saturday at the age of 100.
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'Eat Up': How Cultural Messages Can Lead To Eating Disorders

Eating disorders affect people of all races and ethnicities. But existing research and treatments often don't take into account the cultural factors that come into play in minority communities.
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Carbon Farming Gets A Nod At Paris Climate Conference

Using farmland to capture carbon rather than release it into the atmosphere is called carbon farming. The idea is taking off and countries and institutions have endorsed a new agenda promoting it.
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'Food For Fines': In Some Cities, Parking Tickets Drive Holiday Giving

A few cities around the country are letting drivers cover part or all of their fines with food donations. The idea is to turn a negative — getting a ticket — into a positive: helping others.
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#NPRreads: Jihadist Culture, Turkish Delight And A Christian Abortion Provider

Also this week: How classic video games are teaching computers to learn.
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Phila Hach, Who Spread The Gospel Of Southern Cuisine, Dies At 89

"What the Grand Ole Opry did for country music, she has done for Southern food," one writer says of Hach, host of the South's first TV cooking show and a cookbook author and caterer for world leaders.

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'A Confederacy Of Dunces Cookbook': A Classic Revisited In Recipes

Set in 1960s New Orleans, A Confederacy of Dunces centers around Ignatius J. Reilly, a glutton in a city known for its cuisine. A new cookbook looks at the food central to the heralded comedic novel.
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This Peanut Farmer Turns To A Cellphone — And Prayer — For A Top Crop

Mariama Keita of Senegal farms the old-school way: hoes, pitchforks, no tractor. But lately she's relying on a not-so-traditional tool.
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Apocalypse Chow: We Tried Televangelist Jim Bakker's 'Survival Food'

Jim Bakker preaches that a catastrophe is imminent and will bring major food shortages. His "Survival Food" buckets sell for up to $4,500. We tested the contents of one for you.

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