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Edible Fermentables: Wine, Beer, Cheese, Meat

Fermentation guru Sandor Katz returns to Fresh Air for a lively discussion about cured meats, cheeses — and some fermented beverages (notably wine and beer).
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Five Facts About Pie That Might Surprise You, And A Survey

The first pies were called "coffins" and full of meat, but for modern Americans, it's all about apple pie. Help us prepare for NPR's Pie Week by taking our survey and voting for your favorite pie.
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Chef Tempts Tourists Back To Tijuana By Focusing On The Food

Chef Javier Plasencia focuses on long ignored local foods in his dishes. He's credited for revitalizing Baja cuisine, and is trying to remake Tijuana into restaurant town, one local plate at a time.
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Desert Plant's Potent Chemical Cocktail Makes Mice Go 'Ptooey'

In the latest example of plants harnessing animals to help them procreate: Spiny mice eat the sweet mignonette's fruit but a chemical cocktail the plant mixes up makes them spit out the seeds intact.
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Is The Coconut Water Craze All It's Cracked Up To Be?

Coconut water, both fresh and canned, is a popular post-workout drink, but unless you run marathons or workout for more than 90 minutes, you can probably stick to water for rehydration.
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African Land Fertile Ground For Crops And Investors

Some accuse companies buying up land in Africa of dispossessing native farmers and using up scarce resources. But the Rei do Agro farm tries to be a good neighbor in Mozambique while banking on soybean profits.

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