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Mon Dieu! Burgundy Snails Aren't French Anymore

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:14:24 -0400

Declining snail populations in France have led to imports of Burgundy snails from European countries. Consumers love them, but not French snail farmers, who want people to eat locally raised snails.

Arepas Are Conquering The World — But Dying At Home In Venezuela

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:40:00 -0400

For Venezuelans, the stuffed cornmeal cakes have long been the daily bread of life. Yet even as arepas are embraced from New York to Spain, they are disappearing in their hunger-wracked homeland.

3, 2, 1 ... Bake Off! The Mission To Make Bread In Space

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:00:00 -0400

On Earth, crumbs are harmless, but in orbit they can be perilous. But bread is a big deal in Germany, so scientists and engineers there are teaming up to create an oven and dough fit for microgravity.

Does Your Family's Century-Old Pyrex Still Rule The Kitchen?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:00 -0400

It wouldn't be surprising. The cheerful, vintage pieces are durable and able to help with almost any culinary task. And passionate collectors have devoted blogs, fan groups and social media to it.

Louisville Paper Apologizes For Each Of Its Hot Dog Mistakes

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:36:44 -0400

The paper recently issued a correction — noting every time that the hot dog was referred to as a sandwich. Because you can call a hot dog a frankfurter but it is clearly not a sandwich.

Feeling 'Young, Scrappy And Hungry'? Have A 'Hamilton'-Inspired Meal

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:35:00 -0400

It was only a matter of time before fans of the Broadway hit sought out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero. Here are historically minded ideas to eat like the Founding Father.

Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:16:00 -0400

Carlos Rafael was a fishing magnate in America's most lucrative port. As he faces sentencing for a scheme to cheat fishing quotas, many worry about the fate of local jobs if his empire is dismantled.

A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:01:00 -0400

Regulators took issue with the tortuously named "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee," which didn't declare a chemical akin to the erectile dysfunction drug's active ingredient.

The Un-Pretty History Of Georgia's Iconic Peach

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:02 -0400

The state isn't the biggest producer of the pink-orange fruit. So why are Georgia peaches so iconic? The answer has a lot to do with slavery — its end and a need for the South to rebrand itself.

What's It Really Like To Work In A Prison Goat Milk Farm? We Asked Inmates

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:31:00 -0400

Whole Foods has been forced to stop selling goat cheese made from milk that came from a prison farm, where inmates work for less than a dollar an hour. Yet the inmates themselves aren't complaining.

'Khichuri': An Ancient Indian Comfort Dish With A Global Influence

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Also called khichri, the dish goes back centuries and is universally loved across South Asia. It is also considered the ancestor of the British kedgeree and Egyptian koshary.

The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:18:00 -0400

Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies and has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.

Chipotle Stock Dips After Some Va. Customers Report Illness

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:31:00 -0400

Chipotle temporarily closed a Sterling, Va., restaurant to sanitize it. A company representative told NPR that the reported symptoms were consistent with norovirus.

It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged That Jane Austen Pairs Well With Tea

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:21:00 -0400

Pinkies up, Janeites! We mark the bicentennial of Austen's death with a look at her relationship with a beloved cuppa.

More Than Bread: Sourdough As a Window Into The Microbiome

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:47:00 -0400

Home bakers in the U.S., Europe and some other countries have volunteered their sourdough starters to a team of American scientists who want to unravel the microbial secrets of sourdough.