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#NPRreads: 3 Great Reads To Contemplate This Weekend

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Study Finds Climate Change Could Be Leading To Better Wine

Winemakers know grapes are sensitive to temperature and drought. A recent study in the journal Nature Climate Change looks at how weather plays a role in determining the quality of wine produced.

Mexican Chef Pati Jinich Wants To Change How You Think About Enchiladas

Pati Jinich is a Mexican chef whose life in the U.S. has influenced her cooking. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with her about her latest cookbook, Mexican Today.

Coming Soon To A Tortilla Near You: A Vitamin To Prevent Birth Defects

The FDA says tacos, tamales and other foods made with corn masa flour can now be fortified with folic acid. The move is aimed at reducing severe brain defects in babies born to Hispanic women.

Will Genetically 'Edited' Food Be Regulated? The Case Of The Mushroom

The U.S. is trying to figure out whether, and how, to regulate crops that have had their genes "edited." One example: a mushroom that doesn't brown when cut. It could be the first of many such crops.

Coffee Workers' Concerns Brew Over Chemical's Link To Lung Disease

A chemical called diacetyl, which is released as a natural byproduct of the coffee roasting process, has been linked to lung disease. A CDC group advises coffee plants to take precautions.

This Bakery Offers A Second Chance For Women After Prison

Together We Bake in Alexandria, Va., supplies granola, cookies and kale chips to local eateries. It's also a job-training program for women — many of whom have criminal records.

'Farm To Fable'? Tampa Probe Finds Many Restaurants Lie About Sourcing

Food critic Laura Reiley of the Tampa Bay Times spent two months investigating where her local eateries were really getting their ingredients. Many of their "farm to table" claims proved bogus.

Taking Cues From Human Nutrition To Reduce Antibiotic Use In Livestock

Researchers are trying to figure out if probiotics — the stuff we like to eat in yogurt to keep our guts healthy — could also help pigs, cows and chickens thrive.
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Tickets, Please: Restaurants Move To Ticketed Dining

Top eateries from D.C. to San Franciso are eschewing traditional reservations for online ticketing systems where diners pay for their full meal up front. Kojo explores how tickets are changing the dynamics of eating out for both restaurateurs and diners.