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Renoir's Perfect Lunch Is Not About The Food

A curator describes Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party" as a painting of the perfect meal where the food doesn't really matter.

Local Food Is No Small Potatoes: Farmers Rake In Almost $5 Billion

More than half of the $5 billion in local food sales came not from farmers' markets but from restaurants and grocery stores, according to a government report. Those points of sale have attracted bigger farmers who might not bother with direct-to-consumer sales.

A Food Sculptor On Her Passion: 'The Cheese Found Me'

Sarah Kaufmann, in professional circles and beyond, is known as "the Cheese Lady." She's one of three professional cheese sculptors in the U.S., but she's also part of a growing group of artists bringing food art out of state fairs and into the mainstream.
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Recall Issued For Wegmans Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Don't eat those sweet potatoes! Wegmans has issued a recall on mashed sweet potatoes sold in area stores, citing contamination with bits of white plastic.


Farm-Raised Tilapia, With A Dash Of Antibiotic

Seafood inspections aren't geared to catch drug residues from fish farms, leaving consumers in the dark on whether dinner contains drugs that could cause antibiotic resistance and cancer. A new study says there's no way to tell how big the problem is, given the lack of oversight.

Man On A Mission: Grow The World's Hottest Chili Pepper

An amateur chili grower aspires to break the Guinness World Record for the world's hottest pepper.