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What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Italian engineers say they’ve finally come up with a way to brew espresso on the ISS so astronauts can ditch the instant coffee. We asked: What’s so hard about making coffee in space? Answer: A lot.

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Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs a Fresh Take and Taste of America

Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs a Fresh Take and Taste of America

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there’s more to American cuisine than fast food.

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On the Trail of Durian, Southeast Asia’s ‘Crème Brûlée on a Tree’

On the Trail of Durian, Southeast Asia’s ‘Crème Brûlée on a Tree’

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A young couple got hooked on durians after one life-changing bite in 2009. And after two years of tracking the stinky sweet fruit through Southeast Asia, they’ve become experts on durian tourism.

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How Russia’s Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics

How Russia’s Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Soviet Union’s communal kitchens, many families jockeyed for one stove. Apartments were crowded, food was scarce and government informants were everywhere. Still, some found joy and connection.

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Fresh Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail

Fresh Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

On a recent trip to Bray, England I sampled a stunning rhubarb champagne cocktail and was determined to re-create my own (simpler) version at home.

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Save the Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France

Save the Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New Guinea flatworm is a vicious little thing with an appetite for snails. Its discovery in Normandy has raised concerns about the fate of Europe’s snails — and France’s famed mollusk appetizer.

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For a Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need the Motion of the Ocean

For a Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need the Motion of the Ocean

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The longer bourbon ages, the richer its flavor and color. Now, an artisan Kentucky distiller is speeding up nature by sending barrels on boat journeys on the high seas. How does it work? Chemistry.

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What Pepsi Can Teach Us About Soft (Drink) Power in Russia

What Pepsi Can Teach Us About Soft (Drink) Power in Russia

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The soft drink giant is one of the few big U.S. firms with major investments in Russia. And the reasons why say a lot about why the U.S. has less leverage in Russia than it might like.

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A Theme Park for Foodies? Italians Say Bologna

A Theme Park for Foodies? Italians Say Bologna

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Eataly food emporium plans to open a $55 million theme park in Italy, devoted to the nation’s culinary pleasures. Some have dubbed it the “Disneyland of food,” but Italians aren’t impressed.

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How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears’ Paws Off Campers’ Hamburgers

How Yosemite Keeps Its Bears’ Paws Off Campers’ Hamburgers

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The park’s bears have developed a taste for human food, and that’s gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.

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Drink Vodka, Eat Pickles, Repeat: Mastering the Zakuski Spread

Drink Vodka, Eat Pickles, Repeat: Mastering the Zakuski Spread

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Zakuski are like Russian tapas. More than a delicious snack, these dishes also tell the story of Russia. From “Herring Under a Fur Coat” to pickled everything, zakuski teach us about harsh winters and state-sponsored products in the Soviet era.

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Get in the Sochi Spirit Like an Olympian

Get in the Sochi Spirit Like an Olympian

| February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Athletes in Sochi are eating Russian-inspired foods at the cafeteria, but scrounging for snacks from home. And, they’re celebrating with free beer, Coke and Olympic-themed treats.

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When Not in Sochi, Order the Khatchapuri and Eat Like You Are

When Not in Sochi, Order the Khatchapuri and Eat Like You Are

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Athletes and spectators are giving the food in Sochi rave reviews. But what are they eating, exactly? It’s a mashup of Soviet-era Russian faves, punctuated with foods of the Caucasus that have long been special treats for people visiting the Russian Riviera.

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Sexually Transmitted Food Poisoning? A Fish Toxin Could Be To Blame

Sexually Transmitted Food Poisoning? A Fish Toxin Could Be To Blame

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tropical fish, like red snapper and grouper, can accumulate one of the most poisonous toxins on Earth, known as ciguatera. A few bites of an infected filet can trigger strange neurological effects: painful intercourse, reversal of how you feel temperature and the sensation of your teeth falling out. And doctors say there’s a chance it spreads through sex.

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