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With A Show Of Hands, Filipino-American Chefs Rekindle Kamayan Feasts

A kamayan is a communal-style Filipino feast, composed of colorful arrays of food that are usually served on banana leaves and eaten without utensils.Bettina Makalintal/NPRhide caption

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A Peas Offering For The Dairy Aisle: Can This Milk Alternative Rival The Real Deal?

Already, Ripple has expanded its offerings to include a creamy half-and-half and, this month, a Greek-style yogurt, both of which can be used in cooking.Caitlin Maddox-Smith/Ripple Foodshide caption

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Scientists Peek Inside The 'Black Box' Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets

Microorganisms play a vital role in growing food and sustaining the planet, but they do it anonymously. Scientists haven't identified most soil microbes, but they are learning which are most common.PeopleImages/Getty Imageshide caption

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Scientists Peek Inside The 'Black Box' Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets

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The World's Most Popular Liquor Becomes Scarce On Many Shelves

Bottles of Moutai baijiu liquor, seen here in a 2012 photo, have become scarce in many Chinese stores, even as spirits maker Kweichow Moutai has seen its stock soar in the past year.Sheng Li/Reutershide caption

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Sugar And Sleep: More Rest May Dull Your Sweet Tooth

In one study, participants who routinely got less than seven hours of sleep were coached to extend their sleep time. They also changed their diets, without being asked — taking in less sugar each day.Jenny Dettrick/Getty Imageshide caption

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U.K. Lawmakers Want To Battle Waste With A 'Latte Levy' On Disposable Cups

A grande Cafe Nero, large Costa Coffee and venti-sized Starbucks to-go cups sold in London. The U.K. Parliament is considering a tax on disposable cups in an effort to cut down on waste.Ben Pruchnie/Getty Imageshide caption

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Concerns Grow That Infections From 'Zombie Deer' Meat Can Jump To Humans

Patrick States slices into a venison steak at his home in Northglenn, Colo. Officials are asking hunters to have their kills tested before consuming the meat.Sam Brasch/Colorado Public Radiohide caption

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Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

An engineer shows a sample of biodiesel at an industrial complex in General Lagos, Santa Fe province, Argentina. The United States recently imposed duties on Argentine biodiesel, blocking it from the U.S. market.Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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In An Industry Rife With Substance Abuse, Restaurant Workers Help Their Own

After Charleston chef Ben Murray committed suicide, Mickey Bakst (left) and Steve Palmer (right) started a support group for those in the restaurant business struggling with addiction.Andrew Cebulka/Phase: 3 Marketing and Communicationshide caption

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Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement

Georgia Gilmore adjusts her hat for photographers in 1956 during the bus boycott trial of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Ala. She testified: "When you pay your fare and they count the money, they don't know the Negro money from white money."APhide caption

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Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement

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Behind The Genius Of Guinness, Ireland's Most Popular Tourist Attraction

Beyond ingredients and recipes, Guinness has used aggressive exporting and clever marketing to become a global brand.Jirka Matousek/Flickrhide caption

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Behind The Genius Of Guinness, Ireland's Most Popular Tourist Attraction

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Fearing Deportation, Food Vendors Are Leaving New York City's Streets

Julia prepares tortillas for her family's dinner before she sets up her table to sell elote and atole from her driveway. Some New York City street vendors have started selling out of their homes to reduce their visibility and risk of being detained or deported.Rachael Bongiorno for NPRhide caption

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Montana Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate Change And Beer

A head of poor-quality malt barley taken directly from a field in Power, Mont. Heat and a lack of water resulted in small and light kernels. Grain rejected for malt barley often ends up as animal feed.Tony Bynum/Food & Environment Reporting Networkhide caption

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DACA's Cloudy Future Casts A Shadow On A Young Chef's Dream

Alfonso Verdis came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 15, working his way from dishwasher to executive chef in an industry that relies heavily on immigrant labor. But his DACA status in the U.S. will soon expire.Rachael Bongiorno for NPRhide caption

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