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Meat Substitute Market Beefs Up

According to a U.S. product database, 110 meat substitute products were introduced in 2010 and 2011. All those new products are giving people who are looking for tasty alternatives to meat a lot more choice.
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Pakistan-India Rivalry Extends To TV Food Fight

Steve Inskeep and David Greene take a look into Foodistan, a new TV show that pits Pakistani and Indian chefs against each other. The first season finishes up this week.
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Drunk On Biology For St. Patrick's Day

This drinking song celebrates the biochemistry of getting drunk, the hangover that ensues, and the microorganism behind it all.
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Cause Of Foul Pine Nut Taste Befuddles Scientists

Scientists trying to decipher the source of pine nut mouth, a vile taste some people get after eating the nutritious nuts, say they've been stumped in trying to detect a chemical signature for the problem.
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Chances Are 'Pink Slime' Is In Grocery Store Beef, Too

An estimated 70 percent of the ground beef supply contains these lean bits of meat derived from muscle and connective tissue. The industry calls the trimmings Lean Finely Textured Beef.
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Cameras Follow World's Greatest Sushi Chef

Jiro Ono, 85, owns a small sushi restaurant in a Tokyo subway station. The 10 seats at the sushi bar require reservations months in advance. In the new movie, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, director David Gelb explores the chef's relationships with his sons and the art of sushi-making. Gelb talks to Renee Montagne about Ono's story.

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