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How Chicago's Slaughterhouse Spectacles Paved The Way For Big Meat

Opened in 1865, Chicago's Union Stock Yard was the greatest livestock market the world had seen. Tourists watched masses of animals move through kill floors, a sight hailed as a miracle of modernity.

Death By Coconut: A Story Of Food Obsession Gone Too Far

August Engelhardt believed coconuts were a nutritional and spiritual panacea. So in 1902, he sailed to the South Pacific to start a utopian cult that survived only on the fruit. It ended calamitously.

Pitmasters Fan The Old-School Flames Of All-Wood Barbecue

Barbecue lovers once feared that wood-fueled pits were endangered. But as appreciation of this traditional cooking method grows, pitmasters are finding wood-only is good business.

In England, Socially Conscious Fried Chicken Takes Flight

In London, a nonprofit restaurant is peddling a more healthful version of a popular after-school meal — fried chicken — in an area where childhood obesity rates are well above the national average.
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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from the system and county officials are holding out for alternatives.


'All-Day Breakfast' In Myanmar: Catfish Chowder Loaded With Condiments

The breakfast dish known as mohinga is sold all day long by curbside hawkers who carrying their wares on shoulder poles or bicycle carts, as well as in shops and restaurants in every price range.

New York City To Require Sodium Warnings On Restaurant Menus

New York City has implemented a new rule requiring chain restaurants to put sodium warnings on their menus. Menu items that contain lots of salt will be marked with an icon of a salt shaker.

High-Sodium Warnings Hit New York City Menus

The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.

Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

Hot or cold, in a soda, hot toddy or beer — people are finding all sorts of ways to imbibe cascara. It's a caffeinated, tea-like drink with a fruity flavor made from dried coffee cherries.

S.C. Farmers Burdened By Catastrophic Rainfall, Crop Losses

Extensive flooding that drowned fields came on top of a summer of drought. Farming accounts for one out of every 10 jobs in the state. Many farmers will have the worst crop losses they've ever seen.