A Liberian immigrant picks African peppers on the Bowling family farm in Charles County, Md. It's one of a handful of farms experimenting with growing African produce to cater to the D.C. region's large African immigrant community. Marina Dominguez/NPR hide caption

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Some U.S. Farms Trade Tobacco For A Taste Of Africa

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Before she took the helm at Gourmet magazine, Ruth Reichl won two James Beard Awards for her work as restaurant critic for The New York Times. Courtesy Ruth Reichl hide caption

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Ruth Reichl: Dining In Disguise And Going 'Gourmet'

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'Kitchen Science': The Dinner Is In The Details

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Sallee Tee's restaurant in Monmouth Beach, N.J., was flooded following Hurricane Irene. Courtesy of Andrew West hide caption

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N.J. Chef: 'It's A Disaster In Here' After Irene

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Bananas: The Uncertain Future Of A Favorite Fruit

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"Can something be called chicken or pork if it was born in a flask and produced in a vat?" asks Michael Spector. "Questions like that have rarely been asked and have never been answered." iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Tube Burgers: The World Of In Vitro Meat

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Patton Oswalt is the voice behind Remy the rat, hero of Ratatouille, who likes his cheese avec des oeufs. Disney/Pixar hide caption

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Brad Bird, Patton Oswalt On Cooking Up 'Ratatouille'

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Alinea's version of pheasant, served with shallot, cider gel and burning oak leaves. Lara Kastner/Alinea hide caption

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Grant Achatz: The Chef Who Couldn't Taste

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The Unsavory Story Of Industrially-Grown Tomatoes

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In 1938, A&P had more than 13,000 stores from coast to coast, like this one in Somerset, Ohio. Over the next four years, the company's transition to a new supermarket format would cut that store count in half. Ben Shahn/Library of Congress hide caption

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How The A&P Changed The Way We Shop

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That's So Cool: Frozen Grapes Beat The Heat

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