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Nordic Cuisine: Moving Beyond The Meatballs And Pickled Fish

New Nordic cuisine is not just a tweak on old Scandinavian food, it's a whole new method, fans say. Two restaurants and a nonprofit experimental lab are on the forefront of this trend that brings locally grown, seasonal food and high-tech food science together.

To Find Truly Wild Rice, Head North To Minnesota

Processed wild rice dominates grocery store shelves, but around the Great Lakes, Native Americans still harvest it the same way their ancestors did centuries ago. This weekend, the Wild Rice Festival in Rosemont, Minn., celebrates the tradition.

Obama Polishes His 'Regular Guy' Image With Beer

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have been criticized for not being approachable. Their campaigns have spent the last few months convincing Americans to like them. But in the battle for likability, Obama has one tool that Romney doesn't: beer.

For Young Greeks, A Communal Escape From Woes

Facing their country's worst recession in a half-century, many young Greeks are leaving for jobs abroad. But an eco-commune on a Greek island is drawing visitors who learn to forage for nuts, plant herbs and blaze their own paths.

Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses or the maker's preference.

Penn State's Latest Woes: There's Something In The Ice Cream

Berkey Creamery recalls ice cream and frozen yogurt after customers find plastic in their half gallons. It comes after campus police launched a criminal investigation into the tainted ice cream reports last month.