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Are City Officials Overstepping On Chick-fil-A?

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation on the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A restaurants. Many politicians have indicated the restaurants are not welcomed in their cities but Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell says city leaders have gone too far.
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Thank The Simple Wasp For That Complex Glass Of Wine

Don't swat away that buzzing wasp. It may help spread the yeast that starts the fermentation process in grapes while they're still on the vine. The yeast carried by the wasp give wine its complexity, scientists say.
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Capital Area Food Bank Doubles Capacity With New Facility

The Capital Area Food Bank is opening a new facility in Northeast D.C. this week that will allow the organization to doubles its efforts in distribution.

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Fun — And Olympic Games — On National Cheesecake Day

Some food holidays are pure marketing, but at least this one has a bit of Olympic history behind it. Some of the first Olympians were said to have dined on cheesecakes, although they sound a bit different from cheesecakes today.
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In New Mexico, A Brittle Treat That Smolders

In Las Cruces, a candy shop whips up nut brittle made with red and green chili powder almost daily. Luis Flores' parents started in the candy business four decades ago. Today, you'll find his spicy brittle in farmer's markets and gift shops across the Southwest.
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You Won't Throw Tomatoes At These Recipes

Delicious in everything from terrine to sorbet, the versatile tomato is one of the signature tastes of summer. Chef Cassy Vires, of Home Wine Kitchen in Maplewood, Mo., shares some of her favorite summer tomato recipes.

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