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Will Beer And Brats Break Through Wisconsin's Partisan Divide?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is reaching across the aisle to Democrats with bratwurst and beer tonight, but who's biting? A few pols have already bowed out, despite the three brands of brats and several local beers on offer.
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Harissa: The Story Behind North Africa's Favorite Hot Sauce

Christopher Columbus and other explorers brought red peppers from the New World back to Europe, where they spread across the globe, each culture adapting a pepper paste or sauce to their taste. Harissa is North Africa's contribution.
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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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