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‘We’re Losing More People To The Sweets Than To The Streets’: Why Two Black Pastors Are Suing Coca-Cola

  Soda may be more deceptive than you think…. William Lamar, the senior pastor at D.C.’s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is tired of presiding over funerals for parishioners who died of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. So on Thursday, he and another prominent African American pastor filed suit against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage […]

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Inside the NSA Farmers Market, Where Even the Cupcakes Need Security Clearance

John Reusing will tell you that selling sausages and pierogi at the National Security Agency’s farmers market is no different than vending at other markets: Customers order, customers pay, he makes dirty sausage jokes. Though there was that incident on his first day. After passing through the NSA’s security gates in his car, he pulled […]

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foodnews 6.29.15 foraging

In Search of Edible Weeds: Adventures in Urban Foraging By App

The next time you’re out pulling weeds in the garden or stepping over a dandelion sticking out from the cracks of the sidewalk, consider where these wild greens could go: your salad bowl. In this educational video produced by the design blog Inhabitat, foraging expert“Wildman” Steve Brill showcases seven exotic-sounding but common weeds you can […]

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A Bajau man catches a colorful orange coral fish off Mantabuan Island.

In Borneo, Eating Means Living the Life Aquatic

Skinny jeans and a spear is all you need to hunt octopus in the clear turquoise waters of Borneo. For the Bajau people of Malaysia, it’s not just their diet that’s oceanic, it’s their entire way of life. Living either in stilt houses over the water or on handmade boats, the Bajau are intimately connected […]

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Foodnews 6.29.15 potatoes

Fire-Roasted Potatoes, Brooklyn Style

Some kids grow up with backyard grills. Others have campfires, clambakes or pig roasts. In postwar Brooklyn, my parents had potatoes they roasted in bonfires they built with other neighborhood children in empty lots. Roasting potatoes in the ashes is a longstanding practice that became especially prevalent in New York during the Depression, when people […]

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Capturing the Cinnamon Harvest in Sumatra

Many people have probably never heard of cassia, but the everyday spice is tucked away in kitchen cupboards across North America. Commercially branded as cinnamon, cassia is the most commonly sold type of cinnamon in U.S. and Canadian supermarkets… …By way of background, cassia is grown primarily in China, Vietnam, and Indonesia, while its rarer […]

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foodnews 6.29.15 butter art

A Toast to Butter Sculpture, the Art That Melts the Hearts of the Masses

In the Medieval era, kings and queens hosted feasts adorned with surprisingly complex edible sculptures depicting humans and animals alike. Outside the castle walls, of course, people struggled to put enough food on the table — much less, worry about its presentation afterward. But in the modern United States, food sculpture is the art of […]

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A Brief History of Peking Duck

There aren’t many dishes that can claim a royal lineage going back more than 700 years. Peking duck can. According to the official website of Beijing, the dish, known variously as Peking duck, Beijing duck or simply Chinese roast duck, among other names, had its beginnings in the Yuan Dynasty (1271 to 1368), a time […]

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foodnews 6.24.15 pepsi and coke

Coke and Pepsi Are Trying to Sell You Pretend Craft Soda

Selling massive volumes of colored, sweetened, fizzed-up tapwater at a fat markup isn’t what it used to be. US soda sales declined for the 10th straight year in 2014. For a while, beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo could turn to diet soda for relief. But now, the artificially sweetened stuff is losing popularity even faster […]

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A man sets aside his best potatoes for planting.

Hard-Core Locavore: Eating on the World’s Most Remote Island

For those who dream of getting away from it all and living a simpler life of growing your own food, fishing for your nightly dinner, cooking with your neighbors, and living off the land, the Royal Institute of British Architects has a challenge for you. Welcome to the tiny volcanic islands of Tristan da Cunha, […]

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