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A Sweet Bread, A Wash Basin And A Shot Of Whiskey

As part of All Things Considered's Found Recipes series, cookbook duo the Brass Sisters share a friend's memories of his mother's Portuguese Sweet Bread. Her tradition involved a big enamel basin, a nip of whiskey and a little prayer that the bread would turn out right.
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Many Cups Of Tea: The Business Of Sipping In Western Sahara

Drinking sweet green mint tea — lots of it — is an essential transaction while doing business in Western Sahara. But green tea consumption is a relatively recent tradition in North Africa.
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From Belgium To Piggly Wiggly: U.S. Beer Fans Snatch Up Elusive Ale

To many beer fans, the arrival of the elusive Westvleteren 12 Trappist ale in American shops today is a chance to try a beer they've only read about on beer-geek blogs and sites. But finding the beer can be tricky, and some stores sold out of their allotment within hours of opening Wednesday.
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Georgia Town Makes Claim For Fruitcake Capital Of The World

Two bakeries in Claxton, Ga., make more than 4 million pounds of the holiday treat each year. The bakeries are finding a new market in young hikers and bikers seeking food that won't go bad on the trail.
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A Sign From Above? Needing New Roof, Monks Sell Rare Beer In U.S.

Westvleteren 12, a Belgian beer often called the best in the world, officially hits U.S. store shelves for the first time Wednesday. But fans of the beer may want to act quickly: The Trappist monks who brew it are only selling enough overseas to raise money to pay for a new roof and other renovations.

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Seafood Sleuthing Reveals Pervasive Fish Fraud In New York City

Red snapper, wild salmon, and other fish sold in some outlets were other, cheaper species, according to DNA tests done by an ocean conservation group. The report is just the latest in a string of investigations revealing that seafood mislabeling is commonplace.

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