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Wherefore Art Thou, Gnocchi-o? Fair Verona Has Another Enduring Love Story


Though the potato dumplings are found all over Italy, it's only in Verona that the dish inspired a pre-Lent holiday, complete with a parade, costumes and an elected Santa-esque figure, Papà del Gnoco.

'The Four Top': Drew Prindle | Liz Crain | Michael Zusman


How does music influence the food experience, from grocery shopping to dining out? Have you noticed CBD popping up on restaurant menus? And immersive high-tech dining is here. Are you ready?

Boris Fishman's 'Savage Feast' Is Part Memoir, Part Cookbook


Fishman's family came to the United States from Belarus in 1988; he writes that the hunger, terror and loss of World War II still shapes their attitudes towards food even after seven decades.

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Colonial Williamsburg Serves Up The Past So You Can Try A Taste Of History

The living-history museum in Virginia re-creates 18th-century recipes in its restaurants using ingredients grown in the traditional way onsite. But some modern palates aren't too keen on the taste.

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'The Four Top': Ben Jacobsen | Kristofor Lofgren

What in the world is seacuterie? How is salt harvested? And what when you're noshing on salty, sea-harvested foods, what's the best way to slake your thirst? Listen to Episode 57 from Feb. 4, 2019.

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

Savor the conversation. The first Monday of every month, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.


Nepalese Rice Farmers Boost Yields By Sowing Fewer Plants And Cutting Water

As the climate gets drier, researchers are looking again at an alternative method to grow rice — a crop that feeds millions of people — that uses less water. But support for the technique is mixed.


People Strongly Against GMOs Had Shakier Understanding Of Food Science, Study Finds

GMO opponents say they want more rigorous testing by the FDA. But the study reinforces the idea that people may be reticent to learn facts they find morally upsetting, says one of the researchers.


Out-Of-Work Appalachian Coal Miners Train As Beekeepers To Earn Extra Cash

In West Virginia, mining jobs have been declining for years, and there have been few other options to make a living. The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is hoping to help turn that around.

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'The Four Top': Cynthia Nims | Kerry Newberry | Diane Morgan

Have you heard about the bivalve everyone is buzzing about, the Olympia oyster? What exactly is an "organic" fish farm? And how are Dungeness crab fishermen fighting Big Oil to solve the problem of climate change?

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Here Are Martha Stewart's Tips For Hosting A Terrific New Year's Eve

Ice balls melt slowly and impress everyone. Provide toothbrushes and bathrobes for overnight guests. And if your budget is tight, mac and cheese and a bottle of good wine can go a very long way.

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You Can Eat Like Johnny Cash — Thanks To A Cookbook From Country Music's First Family

The son of country music legends Johnny Cash and June Carter has compiled a book of Southern recipes handed down in his family through the years.

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Like Moths To A Flame: Why Modern-Day Guests Always Gather In The Kitchen

Holiday season is party season. Hosts decorate their homes with trees, flowers, and candles in the windows to make them cozy and festive. Yet so many parties end up in the kitchen. Why?


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