While this pizzeria in Belmar, N.J., remained closed after Hurricane Sandy, Geno D's in Toms River turned out 500 pies to grateful customers on Wednesday. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Classic tuna noodle casserole is an often maligned yet much beloved hot dish. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com

What they pull up is discouraging. Normally, 30 seconds under water would bring up a cage full of mostly healthy oysters. This time, Jimmy Bloom pulls up a cage that is barely one-third full. And it's haul is a mix of broken, chipped, meatless oysters. Jeff Cohen for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Jeff Cohen for NPR

Skeletons: Skeleton imagery pervades this holiday. In pre-Columbian times, the Day of the Dead was celebrated in August. It now takes place on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, coinciding with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Karen Castillo Farfán/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Karen Castillo Farfán/NPR

The secret to making something low-fat taste good and keep us fuller longer may be in its thickness. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com

Is there an angel or a devil behind the mask? Scientists say it may not matter in terms of anonymous behavior. Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Oregon State University food science and technology students mix a batch of havarti cheese in a cheesemaking class. Lynn Ketchum/OSU hide caption

toggle caption Lynn Ketchum/OSU

People try to get through the aisles at Whole Foods Market in Midtown in New York on Sunday before the storm. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

An inspector checks a wheel of Reggiano cheese at the Parmigiano-Reggiano storehouse in Bibbiano, Italy. Earthquakes rocked the region, sending the cheese toppling. Marco Vasini/AP hide caption

toggle caption Marco Vasini/AP

Five savory cupcakes: Chicken potpie, lasagna, grilled cheese, mac n' cheese and the Thanksgiving leftovers. Courtesy of @LisaSKim hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of @LisaSKim

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor