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What Did Ancient Romans Eat? New Novel Serves Up Meals And Intrigue

NPR | April 28, 2017 4 a.m.

In ancient Rome, food was a bargaining chip for position for slaves and nobles alike. At the center of Feast Of Sorrow is real-life nobleman Apicius, who inspired the oldest surviving cookbook.

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California Is On Its Way To Having An Avocado Crop Year-Round

NPR | April 27, 2017 12:15 p.m.

Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year; many came from Mexico. That's because avocados grow year-round in Mexico's climate, but not California's. Researchers are working to change that.

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Homegrown Indian Beverage Industry Takes On Cola Giants With Nostalgic Flavors

NPR | April 27, 2017 7:38 a.m.

A handful of new Indian beverage companies are offering traditional Indian tastes in neat, hygienic packs and bottles. The industry is growing fast and already competing with big soda companies.

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How A Wild Berry Is Helping To Protect China's Giant Pandas And Its Countryside

NPR | April 26, 2017 9:09 a.m.

Long before it became a "superfood" in the U.S., schisandra was made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.

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Salmon Cannon Shoots For Its Biggest Project Yet

NWPR/EarthFix | April 25, 2017 2:26 p.m.

The salmon cannon made a big splash a few years ago on local news stations and even had a cameo on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Soon, it could propel fish into its biggest project yet.

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A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong?

NPR | April 25, 2017 1:29 p.m.

A new film profiles influential chef Jeremiah Tower. When one of the most hated men in U.S. politics walked in for dinner at Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse, where Tower worked, a colorful scene ensued.

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The Cocktail King Of Cuba: The Man Who Invented Hemingway's Favorite Daiquiri

NPR | April 25, 2017 11:51 a.m.

Earning a spot on the author's list of most beloved drinks was no small feat. But bartender Constantino Ribalaigua, of Havana's now 200-year-old El Floridita, created a still-legendary cocktail.

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Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids' Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity

NPR | April 25, 2017 10:15 a.m.

A new study finds that preschool-aged children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they hit the preteen years.

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What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:55 p.m.

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

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Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:48 p.m.

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.