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If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop

Urban farmers are experimenting with growing food right near or even inside the grocery store. But it's not yet clear whether customers will value that degree of freshness over other options.

Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs A Fresh Take And Taste Of America

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.

California's Drought Isn't Making Food Cost More. Here's Why

California produces most of America's vegetables and nuts. Yet there's little sign the drought there is creating food shortages in the U.S., because farmers are rationing water and draining aquifers.

Sushi's Secret: Why We Get Hooked On Raw Fish

We love raw seafood but can't stand uncooked fowl or pork. Why? A big part of it is the effective lack of gravity in water, a scientist says. Weightlessness gives fish muscles a smooth, soft texture.
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Fast Food's Breakfast Wars

As fast food companies see their lunch and dinner sales stagnate, the industry’s leaders are turning their focus to the early morning hours. We discuss what’s behind the “breakfast wars” and explore how fast food trends correspond to American lifestyles.


How Yelp Can Help Disease Detectives Track Food Poisoning

Health officials say online restaurant reviews can turn up unreported foodborne illness outbreaks. In New York City, Yelp reviews led officials to three restaurants with food handling problems.

Freed From The Sidewalk Cart, This Sauerkraut Goes Global

Chef Edward Lee was introduced to sauerkraut by New York City's hot dog carts. But when he tried his mother-in-law's recipe, he knew it deserved a better pairing: five-spice-rubbed pork ribs.

Sensitive To Gluten? A Carb In Wheat May Be The Real Culprit

Many people who don't have celiac disease say they feel better on a gluten-free diet. But scientists say some gut troubles may come from eating fructans and other FODMAP carbs rather than gluten.

Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

The Pennsylvania Dutch draw tourists — and their money — to Lancaster County. But commercialism and development threaten the Amish lifestyle, so some families are moving to more isolated communities.

In A Coal Town Where Jobs Are Few, Wild Ramps Are Plenty

The annual Ramp Feed, which celebrates the ramp, or wild leek, gives the economically depressed mining town of Richwood, W.Va., a reason to celebrate. And you can smell those alliums for miles.