At Happy Boy Farms near Santa Cruz, Calif., Early Girl tomatoes are grown using dry-farming methods. The tomatoes have become increasingly popular with chefs and wholesalers. Courtesy Jen Lynne/Happy Boy Farms hide caption

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Even in Sandro Botticelli's painting The Birth of Venus, the goddess's belly resembles a plump, firm tortellino. Wikimedia.org hide caption

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Tortellini, The Dumpling Inspired By Venus' Navel

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Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

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The heirloom corn variety has only eight rows of kernels and hence, its name: New England Eight Row Flint. Courtesy of Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture hide caption

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Reviving An Heirloom Corn That Packs More Flavor And Nutrition

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Prehistoric Deer Stew? A fragment of pottery found in Neustadt, Germany, is coated in the microscopic remains of crushed mustard seeds and roasted fish and ruminant meat, possibly deer. This shard dates back to about 5,900 years ago. Courtesy of University of York, BioArch hide caption

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Beef cattle stand in a barn on the Larson Farms feedlot in Maple Park, Ill. Daniel Acker/Landov hide caption

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Inside The Beef Industry's Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

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A child eats instant noodles on a train at the Harbin Railway Station in northeast China. Wang Jianwei/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Captain Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, is said to have tucked slow-burning fuses into his beard and lit them on fire before plundering towns for gold and rum. Hulton Archive Circa/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Quinoa Farming Go Global Without Leaving Andeans Behind?

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A classy way to keep track of your Chardonnay. But so far, the sipping rings aren't available commercially. Courtesy of Remy Martin hide caption

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A Cherokee purple tomato grown in Alaska in 2011. Sherry Shiesl/Tatiana's TOMATObase hide caption

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