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The Psychology Of The Honor System At The Farm Stand

People like using the honor till at farm stands because being trusted feels good. Still, it's not universal. Even if most people do the right thing, eventually someone's going to take all the money, researchers warn.
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An Olympic Task: Finding Good Food At The Games

Restaurants and caterers will perform their own feats of strength and endurance when the Summer Olympics get started in London next month. They'll serve about 14 million meals, but critics are already panning the menu.
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To Grow A Craft Beer Business, The Secret's In The Water

It's a good time to be a craft brewer, as Americans are thirsty for full-flavored and local beers. But when small breweries grow, they can also risk losing some of the "craftiness" their fans love. And when they expand, many brewers have to rewrite their recipes — starting with the water.
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Resurrecting The Chesapeake's Culinary History

Chef Spike Gjerde is trying to reconnect eaters to our region's rich culinary history. Few other restaurants can and pickle their own locally grown produce for use later in the year. And even fewer convince local farmers to start growing once popular but now unknown vegetables.

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Food Truck Cookbook Tracks Best Meals Served On Wheels

Southern food and culture expert John T. Edge sees the food truck craze as a great democratic portrait of America. His new cookbook highlights some of the most creative and cheap food cooked in trucks these days.
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Our Obama Family Dinner Survey Shows Brown Rice Is Still A Tough Sell

Say the words "brown rice," and people of a certain age might conjure images of hippie communes. But the whole-grain product has been slowly gaining in popularity over the last decade. Here are some tips to bring it into the everyday dinner repertoire.
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The Motivation Behind What We Eat, Drink

Renee Montagne talks to behavioral psychologist Matt Wallaert about what motivates us to make certain food choices. The recent New York City proposal to ban large sugary drinks, among other moves, is prompting new discussions about the effectiveness of such regulations.

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