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All Hail The Asparagus Queen! How Ag Pageants Lure New Contestants

Some farming communities are struggling to find enough contestants for the pageants that crown monarchs like the Asparagus Queen and Beef Queen. So they are relaxing the pageant rules to spice up the competition.
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Sandwich Monday: Poppin' Pebbles, A Fruity Pebbles Spinoff

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an update to the breakfast classic Fruity Pebbles. Post has added a Pop Rocks-like substance to make the cereal sizzle in your mouth.
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Food Comics Turn 'ZAP' And 'POW' Into 'Sizzle' And 'Bubble'

A growing number of comic artists are focusing on what's on their plates, rather than dreaming up caped crusader capers. One common theme in these contemporary comics is the epicurean epiphany.
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What's Good For Baby Camels Could Be Good For Human Skin

A Jordanian woman brought her camel's milk skin-care line — and a biotech startup — to Missouri. Her company is studying how the long-acting antibodies in camel's milk can help clear up acne.
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Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

From sodas to truffles to butter, foods infused with THC — the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — are already for sale in Colorado. But the federal government still considers pot illegal, so the state has to create from scratch its own system to regulate these foods.
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Folding Your Pizza Inside-Out And Other Revolutionary Pro Tips

Why not fold your slice outward so the cheese and tomato sauce are directly on your tongue? One foodie proposes this and other mind-bending ways to consume pies on Super Bowl Sunday.
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Chinese New Year Food Traditions

The New Year's holiday is among the biggest celebrations in Chinese culture, and it's marked by a number of food traditions.

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Political Showdown Over Fishing Season In Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly is deeply divided over a proposed law that would transform fisheries management in the state. We get the latest from Annapolis.

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What's Best To Drink With Pizza And Football?

Americans will consume a lot of pizza during the Super Bowl. Before you reach for that beer to go with it, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food writer Katie Parla about the perfect beverage pairing.
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Southern Fishermen Cash In On Asia's Taste For Jellyfish

After the worst year for shrimping in recent memory, fishermen in the Southeast U.S. say they're thankful to catch jellyfish for the Asian market. But conservationists say the expanding jellyfish fishery is a sign of the ocean's decline.

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