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Beans And Rice For Passover? A Divisive Question Gets The Rabbis' OK

For 800 years, Jews of European and Middle Eastern and Spanish ancestry have been split on the question of whether legumes, corn and rice are kosher for Passover. Rabbis have finally weighed in.
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In Shakespeare's Day, Hunger Tore Through England. His Plays Tell The Tale

Many food riots broke out during Shakespeare's era. Endless rain wiped out crops, and speculators profited (including the bard). The chaos and anxiety around food show up in some of his famous works.
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For Earth Day, Report Has News To Ease A Meat-Lover's Conscience

The World Resources Institute says you don't have to bid burgers bye-bye in order to reduce the environmental footprint of what you eat. Americans cutting back on beef could go a long way, it says.
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Israel's Health Minister To McDonald's: 'Not In Our Country'

McDonald's is super popular in Israel — the chain even offers potato-starch buns for Passover. But now McD's is fighting back against government accusations that it's "junk food."
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'Man, Oh Manischewitz': When The Jewish Wine Was Big With Gentiles, Too

The wine associated with Jewish tradition was once a huge crossover success. At one point, the typical drinker was described as an urban African-American man.

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Snacking In Shakespeare's Time: What Theatregoers Ate At The Bard's Plays

There were no dress circle lounges nor mezzanine bars 400 years ago. Back then, audience snacked on cold nibbles and ready-made street food from vendors they passed on their way to the performance.
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'British Bake Off' Winner Takes On The Toughest Judge Of All: The Queen

This year the task of coming up with a birthday cake fit for a queen fell to Nadiya Hussain, the winner of the most recent season of the wildly popular TV show The Great British Bake Off.
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A New Naked Restaurant Says It Has An 8,000-Person Waiting List To Dine

The pop-up restaurant, to be called The Bunyadi, promises naturally prepared food and natural decor — as well as all-natural patrons. The restaurant opens in June in London.
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Cooking With The Bard: We Suss Out Shakespeare's Forgotten Foods

References to obscure foods abound in Shakespeare. Know your codlings from carbonadoes? Your umbles from jumbles? We crack open Renaissance cookbooks to figure out how to feast like the Bard.
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After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters 'Chase The Burn'

From Northern California to Alaska, commercial and amateur foragers are now scouring the hills in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.

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