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How Homegrown Charcoal May Get Your Garden Through A Drought

Biochar has enjoyed a certain revival because it can pull and store the carbon in greenhouse gases from the air. Everyone from California grape growers to home gardeners on YouTube are trying it out.

Kitchen Calamity? Now You Can Tweet For Help

The Food52 Hotline, a new service on Twitter, promises 24-hour cooking advice, and it delivers. But don't expect an instant answer in the middle of the night.


Wal-Mart And Grocers To Offer Beef Without 'Pink Slime'

Wal-Mart has become the latest food retailer to announce that it's making changes after listening to customer concerns about lean finely textured beef, known by detractors as "pink slime."

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Betting Big On D.C.'s Next Big Snack Craze

Could popcorn be the new cupcake in D.C.? These local entrepreneurs are putting all their kernels in one basket and saying yes.

Murray Lender, Who Introduced Many Americans To Bagels, Has Died

He took his family bakery's bagels, slipped them into plastic bags and in 1955 started selling them in supermarkets. Now owned by Kraft, Lender's makes 750 million bagels a year.

Into The Wild Science Of Sourdough Bread-Making

Joe Palca told his sister, a baker in Brooklyn, N.Y., about a way to make sourdough bread using "wild" yeast starter. But she had a problem: It was sourer than she liked. Was there any way to wrestle it back from its acrid extremes?