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Coffee Is The New Wine. Here's How You Taste It

Specialty roasters increasingly are working directly with coffee growers around the world to produce coffees as varied in taste as wines. They're teaching their clientele to appreciate the subtle characteristics of brews by bringing cupping, an age-old ritual once limited to coffee insiders, to the coffee-sipping masses.
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Peaches, Beautiful And Fleeting, Thanks To Fuzzy Thin Skin

A summer peach is a seasonal treat, but why are they so hard to find for the rest of the year? As it turns out, that fuzzy, thin skin might be partially to blame for the fruit's finicky reputation.
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Creating A Schwenker World, One Backyard Grill At A Time

It sounds a little dirty, but a schwenker is just a German word for a swinging grill that looks like a tripod, set over charcoal. Schwenker evangelists are spreading the word about this unique grill around the world.
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Saving Lives In Africa With The Humble Sweet Potato

In Africa, a nutrition success story: Swapping orange sweet potatoes for white ones is improving the health of children by boosting vitamin A levels. Researchers are now trying to duplicate their success with other crops.
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President Obama's Tour Bus Rolls With White House Home Brew

President Obama has shown he's a fan of beer, one of the most politically expedient drinks a candidate can endorse. But now the president has revealed that he travels with his own home-brew — and he even gave a man in Iowa a bottle to prove it.

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