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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

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How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

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Anna Matveevna came to this communal apartment in St. Petersburg in 1931, when she was 8 years old. Courtesy of European University, St. Petersburg, Russia,Colgate University and Cornell University hide caption

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How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics

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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

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Francesco Galante leads the Libera Terra, a cooperative of farmers and producers who create food and jobs outside of the Mafia's control. The Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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The Pizza Connection: Fighting The Mafia Through Food

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Central Valley Disconnect: Rich Land, Poor Nutrition

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Stubb Stubblefield: Archangel Of Barbecue

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Birth Of Rice-A-Roni: The Armenian-Italian Treat

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London's Gardens: Allotments for the People

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The Sheepherder's Ball: Hidden Basque Kitchens

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Broncos and Boudin: The Angola Prison Rodeo

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Sugar in the Milk: A Parsi Kitchen Story

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Hercules and Hemings: Presidents' Slave Chefs

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Kibbe at the Crossroads: A Lebanese Kitchen Story

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Weenie Royale: Food and the Japanese Internment

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Olive Oil Season: A West Bank Kitchen Story

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The Birth of the Frito

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Deep-Fried Fuel: A Biodiesel Kitchen Vision

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Texas Icehouses Melt Away

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