America's supply of sugar is shrinking because of a poor sugar beet harvest in the northern Midwest. As a result, the U.S. will import more sugar this fiscal year than it has in almost 40 years.
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The theme of the work in the Vatican's St. Peter's Square is welcoming strangers. "The bag is a metaphor for nourishment ... the idea of bringing something to the table," says artist Timothy Schmalz.
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A competition brought hundreds of architects, designers and engineers together to build a mini version of the Italian city out of Snickers, Mars bars, Jellybeans, cereal, gummy bears and more.
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"Chilly" by Miami standards isn't really all that cold. But any sign of sweater weather is enough to get the long lines forming for fried sticks of dough dipped in thick hot chocolate.
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Restaurants without diners are popping up all over the place. "Ghost kitchens" and menus that exist solely in smartphone apps such as DoorDash and Uber Eats seek to feed diners' appetite for delivery.
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Elephants, snakes and crocodiles? Researchers around the globe faced risky situations to gather wild relatives of key foods. That genetic pool could be vital to helping crops adapt to climate change.
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There's a new apple called the Cosmic Crisp. Kate Evans is one of the Washington State University researchers who helped develop it.
NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with the co-owners of Immigrant Food, Chef Enrique Limardo and Peter Schechter, about their new restaurant, which is located one block from the White House in Washington, D.C.
MIT students Phoebe Li and Amber VanHemel broke the World Record for longest the hot dog toss (and catch). Hear how the sausage got made from NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are using food waste to create renewable energy. Each farm produces enough to power about 1,500 homes. This helps prevent the release of methane, a greenhouse gas.
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It's hard to manage chronic conditions without a steady source of healthy food. That's why health care providers are setting up food pantries — right inside hospitals and clinics.
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Last Call, a new book by author Brad Thomas Parsons, examines the rituals behind closing time at dozens of bars around the country. Parsons asks bartenders what their final drink would be.
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The Peace Corps volunteer thought she would miss her family and the traditional holiday fixings. But she found new reasons to be thankful during her time in the West African nation of Benin.
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True confession: I will not eat sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving. Or any other time of the year. It all has to do with my Kenyan childhood.
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If you've ever run to the store right before Thanksgiving, you know it can be stressful. In recent years, more Americans have relied on the Internet to save them with last-minute grocery deliveries.
In the Canadian Arctic, food that's shipped in can be costly. People still hunt as their ancestors did — for seal, polar bear and narwhal.
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Once the stuff of high-end cuisine, mutton consumption tanked thanks to competition from the cattle industry and GIs fed up with rations. Fans say it's time to re-embrace this underappreciated meat.
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Thanksgiving might be the most Oaxacan holiday in the U.S.; Guelaguetza, the name of the Lopez family's award-winning Los Angeles restaurant, is a Zapotec word meaning "to give and receive."
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The television chef celebrates a milestone with a new book, Rachael Ray 50, that's part cookbook and part memoir. She says she wanted to show that women older than 50 can still be relevant in America.
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A former sous chef at Antarctica's McMurdo Station is making cakes inspired by her colleagues' research projects. She says cake can be a gateway to conversations people might otherwise shy away from.
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