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Why We Toast: Uncorking A New Year's Tradition

Some early Europeans toasted to profess their love to young women, while others lifted their arms to honor their kings. Toasting, which dates back to ancient times, is a ritual shrouded in urban legends. But one historian says some of the tall tales are actually true.
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Cheap Bubbly Or Expensive Sparkling Wine? Look To The Bubbles For Clues

Here are a few things to look for if you're trying to distinguish the age of your bottle of bubbly or the method by which it was made. And if you just want to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to preserving the bubbles, consider how you pour.
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The 'Queen Of Tarts' On What's For Dinner This Season

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with English chef Tamasin Day Lewis — also known as the "Queen of Tarts" — about her own choices for a seasonal table, including a wide array of tarts.
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On Your Plate In 2013, Expect Kimchi And Good-For-You Greens

NPR food commentator Bonny Wolf dishes out predictions for hot foods in the new year. She says Asia is the new Europe and that healthy, farm-to-table trends will even make it into your cocktails.
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One Lunch Lady's Cafeteria Conversion

"If it's not me, who's it going to be?" asks Colorado school cafeteria manager Kathy Del Tonto. After serving processed foods in her cafeterias for years, she realized that reducing childhood obesity can begin with her. She now has the lunch ladies making 95 percent of meals from scratch.

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