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The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History

The knish is a classic Jewish comfort food — a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. Author Laura Silver says that the New York knish is also filled with stories.
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Oklahoma's Extreme Drought Has Wheat Farmers Bracing For Worst

Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.
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How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing

Environmentalists say we should eat up invasive species like squirrel and nutria. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of creepy critters.
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Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids' health should take precedence.
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Condiment Detente: Sriracha Plant To Stay In California City

After a contentious half-year, Irwindale's City Council and Sriracha-maker David Tran have come to an agreement: His factory stays put and the spicy scent stays in the bottle.
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Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps

Last year, about 1 in 7 people in the U.S. were getting food stamps, or SNAP benefits. But the numbers have started to drop as more people find work and better-paying jobs, analysts say.
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Hot Sauce Art: LA Museum Honors Sriracha and Tapatio

For an exhibition called "LA Heat," the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles asked 30 artists to come up with new works inspired by two homegrown hot sauce heroes: Sriracha and Tapatio.
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You Can Thank 150 Different Compounds For The Sweet Smell Of Bacon

The smell of frying bacon can rouse us from the deepest sleep. If you've ever wondered why, and how that works chemically, the American Chemical Society has a video for you.
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Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping

With 18 craft breweries, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. Now the city is getting an infusion of new suds and cash as large, out-of-state breweries build facilities nearby.
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Could Diet Soda Really Be Better Than Water For Weight Loss?

A new study funded by the beverage industry suggests that diet drinks might be more effective than water alone in helping dieters shed pounds. Researchers speculate that soda made people less hungry.

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