The bubbles in champagne tickle the tongue and transfer wonderful aromas to the nose. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The expiration date on foods like orange juice and even milk aren't indicators of when those products will go bad. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Does bell pepper and black tea sound appetizing? A computer may think so. Ryan Smith/NPR hide caption

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The contents of a box of some of the new foods containing caffeine collected by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Karen Castillo Farfán/NPR hide caption

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Eating lamb dumplings called khinkali at a table in Tbilisi, Georgia. ostromentsky/Flickr.com hide caption

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Archaeologists believe that ancient farmers used pots made from these pottery shards to make cheese — a less perishable, low-lactose milk product. Nature hide caption

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Beers made by Trappist monks at St. Sixtus Abbey's Westvleteren Brewery in Belgium are sought by connoisseurs. For the first time, the monks are exporting the beer overseas, including to the U.S. Courtesy of Mark Lampert hide caption

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A group that advocates on behalf of food service workers has created an app that helps diners find restaurants that pay their workers livable wages and offer room for advancement. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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This Hanukkah lamp, made in Italy in the 19th century, depicts Judith holding a sword in one hand and the severed head of Holofernes in the other. The Jewish Museum, New York / Art Resource, NY hide caption

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