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Hello, My Name Is Porterhouse Chop. I Used To Be 'Pork Chop'

What's in a name? More sales, hopes the pork industry. This summer, pork producers are rolling out new names for pork cuts that borrow from the nomenclature for beef. It's part of an effort to add pizzazz to pork and raise awareness of better ways to cook it.
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Confused In The Kitchen? Share A Photo, Get Some Help

In our new community cooking series, share your strange and surplus foods with each other — and more importantly: Get and give advice!
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A Political War Brews Over 'Food For Peace' Aid Program

Rumors abound of a major shakeup in the works for U.S. food aid programs. The U.S. would give aid groups money to buy food wherever they could get it cheapest and quickest, rather than shipping abroad commodities bought in the U.S. Already, groups that profit from the current system are mounting a fight.
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What Do We Lose, And Gain, When Reducing A Life To A Recipe?

It's easy to see why a rocket scientist's obituary that led with a mention of her culinary prowess set off accusations of sexism. But food is undeniably a powerful marker of identity, as much or more of a statement of who we are as what we do for a living.
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Edible Spray Paint: Give Your Foods The Midas Touch

Food dyes just got easier for the average Joe. A new metallic food spray in a can from a German company may make it easy for non-pros to create shimmering looks. But who uses this stuff?
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From Pets To Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are popular pets in the U.S., but in parts of South America, they're a delicacy. Some environmental and humanitarian groups are making a real push to encourage guinea pig farming as an eco-friendly alternative to beef. And the animals are also showing up in more U.S. restaurants.

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