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Cookie Dough Blues: How E. Coli Is Sneaking Into Our Forbidden Snack

NPR | July 28, 2016 10:53 a.m.

Most people know not to eat raw cookie dough. But now it's serious: 46 people have now been sickened with E. coli-tainted flour. Here's how contamination might be occurring.

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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

NPR | July 28, 2016 4 a.m.

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

NPR | July 27, 2016 2:29 p.m.

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

NPR | July 27, 2016 12:04 p.m.

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.

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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

NPR | July 27, 2016 10:10 a.m.

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.

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For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed With High Stakes

NPR | July 27, 2016 9:26 a.m.

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?

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Starbucks' New Dress Code: Purple Hair And Fedoras OK, But Hoodies Forbidden

NPR | July 26, 2016 5:06 p.m.

Yes, the green aprons remain, but you may begin noticing more personal flair underneath. Instead of black and white garments, baristas are now free to embrace "drabby chic."

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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

NPR | July 26, 2016 7:37 a.m.

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."

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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

NPR | July 25, 2016 12:09 p.m.

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.

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How Wild Birds Team Up With Humans To Guide Them To Honey

NPR | July 25, 2016 10:59 a.m.

It sounds like something out of a fairy tale, but it's real. A new study shows how wild birds and people communicate so that, together, they can find bees' nests and share the sweet honeycomb.