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Darjeeling 2.0: Last Auction Of India's 'Champagne Of Teas' Goes Digital

Darjeeling is one of India's most prized and priciest teas. For over a century, it was sold at live auctions steeped in tradition, with all due pomp. But the last of those auctions ended this month.
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Are Millennials Chocolate Chip-o-crites?

Millennials profess to care about ethical sourcing when grocery shopping. But a study of chocoholics ages 18-35 shows just how different values and behavior can sometimes be.
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Fish Have Feelings, Too: The Inner Lives Of Our 'Underwater Cousins'

Jonathan Balcombe, author of What A Fish Knows, says that fish have a conscious awareness — or "sentience" — that allows them to experience pain, recognize individual humans and have memory.
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Food To Celebrate Freedom: Tea Cakes For Juneteenth!

Juneteenth, the day when many African-Americans mark the end of slavery, is also associated with traditional foods from the black community. One woman wants to revive a traditional treat: tea cakes.
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Compassion Drove Dad To The Salad Bar — That, And Fear Of Alien Abduction

Her grandparents were vegetarian out of fear of eating reincarnated ancestors. Her father, out of compassion for animals and X-Files-inspired thinking. But it wasn't so great for family unity.

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As More Cities Eye Soda Tax, Industry Vows To Fight New Tax in Philadelphia

In November, the California cities of Oakland and San Francisco are expected to take up the issue of taxing sugary sodas. And voters in Boulder, Colo., may see a ballot initiative too.
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Adopted From Abroad? Tell Us Your Food Stories

For many of us, food can serve as a way to explore our heritage. But what happens when you grow up in a family with a different ethnic, racial or cultural background than your own? Share your story.
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Demystifying Terroir: Maybe Its The Microbes Making Magic In Your Wine

Part of what makes a wine-growing region special may be its microbes. A study finds that the collection of bacteria and fungi on pressed grapes can help predict the flavor profile of a finished wine.

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At The 'Only Place That's Fancy' In Gaza City, A Ramadan Iftar In The Sky

Situated 11 stories above Gaza City, Level Up is a rare restaurant in the war-torn Palestinian territory that offers a taste of luxury. But operating a high-end joint in this area is not easy.
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How Canada Became A Greenhouse Superpower

Canada, despite its cold weather, ships more fresh tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers to the U.S. than we send the other way. How? With the continent's largest cluster of greenhouses.

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