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Nuevo Latino: Not Your Grandma's Cooking

Award-winning chef Guillermo Pernot is known for his brand of Nuevo Latino cuisine, which borrows flavors and ingredients from the Spanish, Africans, Chinese, French and Americans, among others. Pernot, whose Cuba Libre restaurant has locations in several cities, talks to NPR's Michel Martin about his passion for cooking, and the evolution of Cuban cuisine.
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How Do Your Dinnertime Rules Compare To The Obamas'?

In the Obama household, there are some rules at mealtime. The Obamas eat brown rice instead of white, limit dessert to a few times during the week, and pack lots of vegetables into dinner.
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The First Lady Cultivates 'American Grown' Gardening

One of the first things Michelle Obama did as first lady was to dig up part of the beautifully manicured South Lawn of the White House and plant a vegetable garden. In her new book she says America has a long, proud history of gardening and it's time to reconnect with it.
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'Flash Drought' Threatens To Destroy Mo. Crops

Climatologists call it a "flash drought," a sudden, unexpected burst of high temperatures and low humidity that can wither crops in a matter of days. And with temperatures hovering above 90 degrees, farmers worry the weather could have disastrous consequences on corn and other crops.
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Clogged Ketchup No More With MIT's 'LiquiGlide'

On Memorial Day, many of us flip burgers, spear hot dogs, and whack a ketchup bottle trying to coax a stubborn glob of the stuff out and onto the bun. Now, a team of scientists at MIT has decided that this ketchup-to-bottle adhesion is a problem that must be fixed. Melissa Block talks with doctoral MIT student Adam Paxson about a solution some researchers have developed.
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The Graveyard Of Shelved Ice Cream Flavors

For our summer cemetery road trip series, we visit Ben and Jerry's "Flavor Graveyard" in Waterbury, Vt. Here, ice cream flavors that the company has killed off are memorialized. "You feel bad when the good ones just don't make it anymore," Ben and Jerry's Grand Poobah of Publicity, Sean Greenwood, tells host David Greene.

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