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Plot To Poison Famed French Wine Makes For Gripping (Pinot) Noir

In Shadows in the Vineyard Maximillian Potter tells the true story of the legendary Romanée-Conti vineyard — and how it was held up for a 1 million euro ransom.
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Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

Salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska isn't always about hooking a big fish in the remote wilderness. Sometimes, it's about standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the water to fill up your freezer.
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Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True?

At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.
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Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.
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Rethinking Portion Size

As our nation struggles to get a handle on high obesity rates, portion sizes have been getting a makeover. Restaurants and manufacturers are replacing the 'bigger is better' approach with more modest servings. We consider the cultural...

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The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
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Caipirinhas Bring Taste of Brazil to D.C.

Before and after the World Cup, Washingtonians have been on a definite caipirinha kick.
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New Walking Tours Dish On Easton's Rising Food Scene

A husband and wife have launched a walking tour of the blossoming food scene in the little Eastern Shore town of Easton, Maryland.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

From Korean bagels to vegan donuts to mambo/mumbo sauce, we'll dig in to food, glorious food in the National Capital Region.

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Lyon Distilling Restores Maryland’s Rye Whiskey Tradition

A century ago, Maryland was a well-known producer of rye whiskey. One distillery is bringing the tradition back.

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