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Relishing The Science Of The BBQ

From mayonnaise myth-busters to a ketchup jar that never jams, the grill pit is a hot bed of scientific research. Ira and Flora talk with food safety specialist Angela Fraser talks safe picnic protocol; MIT's Kripa Varanasi explains his "LiquiGlide" condiment container; and fermentation expert Bob Hutkins of University of Nebraska salutes the pickle.
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Pie Week Evokes Memories From Listeners

Morning Edition listeners this week on Twitter shared memories of making pies. We'll hear from a couple of them as our series comes to a close. And, we'll wrap up the series with a musical ode to pie.
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Laws That Target Homeless Imperil Programs That Feed Them Outdoors

Many of the hungry and homeless depend on meals served by nonprofit groups in parks and other outdoor areas around the city. But new laws would force those groups to close down or continue serving meals only in indoor spaces.

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Tim Burton Pies Spin Fantasy Into Sugar And Art

Tim Burton's artwork, at once so playful and so often strangely dark, is perfectly suited to inspiring creative pie making in Los Angeles, as entries in KCRW's annual pie contest last year proved.
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Warning Against Eating Meat Has Chinese Olympians Off Their Game

The Chinese women's Olympic volleyball coach blamed his team's recent losses on their lack of access to safe meat while on the road. A lot of meat that's served in China is tainted with a chemical that's also considered a performance-enhancing drug.
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Maryland Ice Cream Landmark Prepares For A New Future

Soft Stuff has been dishing out soft-serve to hungry customers in Ellicott City, Md. since the 1980s. But this local ice-cream stand is about to see some major changes.

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