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Chef Ottolenghi Makes The Case For 'Plenty More' Vegetables

Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Rachel Martin about the difference between supermarket hummus and Middle Eastern hummus and why he doesn't like to call his cookbooks "vegetarian."
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Once A Year, Farmers Go Back To Picking Corn By Hand — For Fun

Farmers across the Midwest harvest billions of bushels of corn nowadays using giant machines called combines. But a contest keeps a more primitive corn-picking technique alive: human hands.
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At London's Tincan, Eating Canned Fish Is The Height Of Luxury

One of the city's newest restaurants aims to elevate canned fish to an object of desire. There's no kitchen and no chef. The owners argue that tinned goods can be a greener gourmet choice.
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Step Aside José Andrés, Because Armando Trull Is Making Mofongo

If you want a hearty dish for these ever-chillier fall days, our intrepid morning reporter Armando Trull has a recommendation: Mofongo, a traditional Puerto Rican dish made with plantains.
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Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.
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Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?
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A Balanced Diet For World Food Day: Bugs, Groundnuts And Grains

Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower-income world.
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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.
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The Texas Road Food Takeover: Smoked, Fried And Tex-Mex

Like the march of fire ants and juniper trees across Texas, a trio of hardy cuisines is edging out the state's gastro-diversity. Classic Lone Star dishes like Frito pie are becoming harder to find.
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In The World Of Chefs, Asian-American Women Are Turning Up The Heat

Food writers have argued that Asian-American chefs are having a moment. But in this coverage, there's a glaring absence in this most recent celebration of Asian-American chefs: women.

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