New Spice: Piquant spices that were once hard to find in most of the United States are now available in many groceries and online. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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That guy in front of you at the coffee shop might not actually be named "Bob." Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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When the dollar started loosing against the euro, the Chinese were buying large quantities of European milk. It pushed up the prices of European cheeses -- creating angst for specialty food owners. Anthony Brooks/NPR hide caption

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