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Meet The Most Pampered Vegetables In America

Chef's Garden is a farm in Ohio growing vegetables to the specifications of the world's top chefs. It's a place where vegetables are artistic materials painstakingly tended and handled like jewels.
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Snow Cones Fresh From The Sky: Listeners Share Recipes

NPR's Rachel Martin asks professor Staci Simonich if it's okay to eat snow. Also, our listeners called in with some of their favorite recipes using freshly fallen snow.
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So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists

As it falls, snow forms a sort of net for catching pollutants in the atmosphere. Pesticides and dirt from soil can also end up in there. Still, most researchers told us they'd eat it, with caveats.
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A Cooking Class Where New Immigrants Learn The Recipe For English

A program in Philadelphia folds lessons in English as a second language into a cooking class. The goal is to add a dash of the familiar to ESL class for new arrivals, and teach healthful eating, too.
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Why Poverty May Be More Relevant Than Race For Childhood Obesity

Are kids more at risk of becoming obese because of their race or their economic status? A group of researchers at the University of Michigan tried to tease out an answer.
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Hillary Clinton's Elixir: Can A Hot Pepper A Day Boost Immunity?

The presidential candidate says a jalapeño a day helps keep her healthy on the campaign trail. She could be on to something: A large recent study linked a spicy-food habit to longevity.
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The Audacious Korean-American Chef Who Mastered 'Mission Chinese Food'

Born in South Korea, raised in Oklahoma, Danny Bowien was an adult when he taught himself to make Chinese food. That DIY vibe to his cooking has made him a rising star. Now he's written a cookbook.
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'Times' Restaurant Critic Dishes On Guy Fieri And The Art Of Reviewing

Restaurant critic Pete Wells tries to keep the customer in mind with all of his reviews. "We show awful lot of deference to chefs in our culture and maybe not enough deference to customers," he says.
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Diet Foods Are Tanking. So The Diet Industry Is Now Selling 'Health'

Consumers are increasingly disillusioned with diet products and programs. But they're also confused by new terms like gluten-free and non-GMO, industry analysts and nutritionists say.
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Food Fight Fizzles As Senate Nears Compromise on School Nutrition Rules

The deal OK'd by a key Senate panel preserves stricter school nutrition standards enacted since 2010, but it gives schools more leeway in implementing them. It also calls for encouraging salad bars.

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