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From Syria To South Africa, A Passion For Wine Flows Bottle By Bottle

A wine writer travels the world to uncover the stories behind 12 bottles of wine. Each bottle offers insight into politics, environment, economics and community.
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Understanding And Implementing FDA's New Food Safety Rules In D.C.

New York restaurant chain Fig & Olive has been linked to two Salmonella outbreaks on both sides of the country. While the cause was never determined and the D.C. location is back up and running after passing a health inspection, questions remain about the spread of the infection.


When Tea Is As Sweet As Soda: Sugary Tea Around The World

We think of tea as healthful, but from Morocco to Taiwan to the American South versions of it have become so sugar-laden that a regular tea habit might be just as unhealthful as a soda habit.

How Many Daily Meals Did We Used To Eat?

Traditionally, the three daily meals in America are breakfast, lunch and dinner. But did our forebears eat four times a day instead of three?

Drought Is Driving Beekeepers And Their Hives From California

A lack of crops for bees to pollinate has California's beekeeping industry on edge. Some are feeding their colonies pricey processed bee food or moving their hives out of state to forage.

EPA Announces New Rules To Protect Farmworkers From Pesticides

The federal government is requiring farmers to keep more records on exactly when and where they used specific pesticides. And no children under the age of 18 will be allowed to handle the chemicals.

Power Of Sour: How Tart Is Reclaiming Turf From Sweet

Americans once made sour drinks like shrubs and switchels and preferred tart strawberries and cherries. Then sugar became cheaper and ubiquitous. Now sour is returning in fermented foods and drinks.

Even Poor Countries End Up Wasting Tons Of Food

It's not just a developed world problem. One of the authors of Food Foolish talks about the problem in low-income countries, where food often decays in the fields or spoils on the way to market.

How Twitter And Cooking Saved Ruth Reichl After 'Gourmet' Folded

Food writer Ruth Reichl has a new cookbook called My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life. It describes how she found her voice after Conde Nast shut down the magazine where she was editor.

Just Miles From France, England Produces Its Own Bubbly

If you ask for a bottle of sparkling wine from England, sommelier Andrew Stover says people look at you oddly — until now. NPR's Rachel Martin and NPR editor and sommelier Barrie Hardymon do a taste test.