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Betting Better Fake Chicken Meat Will Be As Good As The Real Thing

A new Maryland company is betting that its mixture of soy, pea powder, carrot fiber and gluten-free flour tastes a lot like real chicken. Beyond Meat plans to expand into fake pork and ground beef next.
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Can Coffee Help You Live Longer? We Really Want To Know

Journalists seem to love writing about scientific studies on coffee and wine, and we're no exception. The latest is that a big new study finds people who drink two or three cups of coffee a day may cut the risk of dying from certain diseases, but scientists don't really know why.
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Thank The Patron Saint Of Bakers For This Cake Today

Pictures of Saint Honore or (Saint Honoratus) from church iconography reinforce his baker background. He's holding his wooden peel, often with a few delicious-looking loaves of crusty French bread nearby.
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From Science Fiction To Fact, Robots Are Coming To A Farm Near You

Farm robots are here, not just in Star Wars. Some dairies already use milking machines that clean udders and monitor cow health, plus do the milking, and a fully automated tractor is coming out this fall.
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Vermont Beer Makers Bring Back Old-Time Maple Sap Brews

Boiling down the last of the season maple sap and brewing a strong dark beer to share in the summer was a common tradition on Vermont farms a couple of generations ago. The practice had all but died out but is being revived now, thanks to a handful of local brewers.
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Take It Outside: Dining Al Fresco

For some, there's nothing like eating outdoors on a beautiful day. Get restaurant recommendations on places with hidden patios, low-key roof decks or sidewalk seating -- and share your thoughts on the tactics, etiquette and pleasures of eating outside.

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