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Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through...03/01/15
The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.
Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It
Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.
Don't Be Fooled By The Fishy Ingredients: This Burger Is Delicious
Chef Marcus Samuelsson has a ritual whenever he travels to a new place — ask the cabdriver, "Where do you eat?" When he did that on a trip to Barbados, he fell in love with a fish sandwich.
Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm
Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture. But some workers say they would stay.
The World Loves The Smartphone. So How About A Smart Home?
The ultimate smart-home vision is a home that basically runs itself, from coffee makers to washing machines. But we're not there yet: The real world is a hard place for little computers to operate in.
Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat
A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeastern Missouri. But towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.
Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies
Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.
Lamb Dumplings, Lentils And A Bittersweet Taste Of Home
One of Syria's most famous restaurants is bringing the tastes of Damascus to Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled from war, and are hungry for a reassuring slice of home.
Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon
A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.
Ecuador's Answer To The Global Cocoa Shortage
The world is running out of chocolate. A scientist in Ecuador has come up with a solution. But if you love chocolate, you might not like it.
Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings
Nestles says it's removing artificial flavors and dyes from its chocolate candies, and Hershey's says it's shifting to simpler ingredients. The moves come amid growing demand for natural food.
Some Gas Stations Find New Business As Food Destinations
There are taquerias, barbecue joints and gastropubs. To any food-loving road traveler, these places were always around, especially if you happened to chat up the locals and find one of these hidden gems. But increasingly the eateries are popping up at...
Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can't Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It,...
Melissa McSorley's job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.
'Party Like A President' Recalls Mixology, Mischief Inside Oval Office
In his new book, author Brian Abrams chronicles the drinking habits and debauchery of former presidents.
America Loves Smoothies And The Frozen Foods Industry Knows It
Less than a decade ago, American consumers tended to buy frozen fruit as a dessert topping. But the smoothie craze changed how Americans eat frozen fruit — and pushed sales above $1 billion a year.
For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do
Jack White is a meticulous musician, so it's no surprise that his homemade guacamole has to be well crafted, like his music. And Peruvian chef Martin Morales thinks White has a pretty good recipe.
How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination
More than 14 million tourists visited the island nation last year. Many came for the food. It's all part of the Singapore government's master plan to make culinary enticements a key lure for tourists.
The Other Chocolate Tries For Sweet Redemption
Some say white chocolate has a bad reputation because of its history of poor quality ingredients. But aficionados say its mellow sweetness can bring out flavors that bitter dark chocolate smothers.
GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party
Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don't turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.
Kenji Ekuan's Enduring Legacy Lives On Restaurant Tables
Ekuan created the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce bottle in 1961 and also designed the bullet train which connects Tokyo and northern Japan, among other things. He died this weekend at the age of 85.
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