Chef Anita Jaisinghani owns Pondicheri, a casual spot serving up her take on the street foods of her native India. Liz Halloran/NPR hide caption

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Cheese might take on a whole new flavor when you use a plastic utensil. Elizabeth Willing/Courtesy Flavour hide caption

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Your Choice In Utensils Can Change How Food Tastes
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For the sweetest, smoothest strawberry jam, author Kevin West suggests staying as far away as possible from what he calls "Pamela Anderson fruit": the big strawberries found in regular supermarkets. He prefers picking small, red berries from farm stands, instead. Kevin West/Knopf hide caption

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Preserving The Season's Fruits With A Canning Evangelist
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Russ Kremer with some of his hogs on his farm in Frankenstein, Mo., in 2009. Instead of buying conventional feed, Kremer grazes his hogs in a pasture, and grows grains and legumes for them. Jeff Roberson /AP hide caption

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Composting On The Way Up In New York City High-Rises
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Blueberry Dumplings, a simple summer dessert that doesn't require turning on the oven. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories
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Nicki Minaj is part owner of the coconut moscato brand MYX. MYX hide caption

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Moscato Finds A Younger, Hipper — And Browner — Audience
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Cage-free chickens in Harold Sensenig's barn near Hershey, Pa., get to roam and perch on steel rods, but they don't go outside. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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What The Rise Of Cage-Free Eggs Means For Chickens
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Ole Smoky's bottles are designed in keeping with the local eastern Tennessee tradition to "pass the jar." Moonshine was typically drunk out of old Mason jars. Van Gallik/Courtesy of Ole Smoky hide caption

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Want to invest in coffee futures? One roaster says when it comes to the price of coffee, it "is like a roller coaster." Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Coffee Futures: The Highs And Lows Of A Cup Of Joe
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Eating refined carbohydrates like bagels may stimulate brain regions involved in reward and cravings, research suggests. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A lettuce thinner manufactured by Ramsay Highlander removes excess seedlings from the field so that others have room to grow. Just one worker is required to operate the machine. Rachel Estabrook hide caption

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