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Why Do Humans Crave Crispy Food?

John S. Allen, a research scientist at the University of Southern California, explores our draw to crispy foods in a new book called The Omnivorous Mind: Our Evolving Relationship With Food. He speaks to host Guy Raz.
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America's Gone Bananas: Here's How It Happened

The Fish That Ate the Whale tells the story of Sam Zemurray, a Jewish immigrant who came to the U.S. as a teenager and became one of the biggest players in the banana business. "He's like the American dream in the shape of a single life," says author Rich Cohen.
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No Beer Goggles For Baseball Stadium Brew Prices

The only trend in stadium beer is that prices go up, according to one industry watcher. Analysis by online financial website TheStreet.com found that Marlins Park has the most expensive beer of any baseball stadium. But, ounce for ounce, Miami's not even in the top 10 for expensive beer.
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Starting A Specialty Food Business

Every family has a favorite home recipe they think has commercial potential. Kojo explores what it takes to start a specialty food business and get your product into stores.

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How To Grow The Tastiest Tomato? One Secret's In The Soil

Scientists still don't know exactly what growing conditions are responsible for the most flavorful tomatoes. But they have a few ideas that are worth keeping in mind as you try to coax sweetness and tartness from your garden seedlings.
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Tournament Targets Invasive Snakehead Fish

Fishermen in Maryland are dealing with the invasive snakehead fish the only way they know how — organizing a competition to see who can catch the most and then cooking the lot of them.

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