In 2014, about 2,300 people in Seoul made 250 tons of kimchi, a traditional fermented South Korean pungent vegetable dish, to donate to neighbors in preparation for winter. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

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A group of men clean a week's haul of seabird eggs. Arthur Bolton/California Academy of Sciences hide caption

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The Gold-Hungry Forty-Niners Also Plundered Something Else: Eggs

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Shokugeki no Soma is about a boy named Sōma Yukihira who dreams of becoming a chef. Courtesy of VIZ Media hide caption

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Food Manga: Where Culture, Conflict And Cooking All Collide

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Quiosque de Refresco do Largo da Sé, in Alfama, Lisbon. More than a century and a half ago, these ornate little kiosks began cropping up in the city's parks and plazas, becoming the heart of public life. But they fell into disrepair and all but disappeared, until an architect and an entrepreneur joined forces to restore them to their former glory and place of prominence. Paul Arps/Flickr hide caption

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History, Horchata And Hope: How Classic Kiosks Are Boosting Lisbon's Public Life

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"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union soldier wrote in 1865. (Above) Union soldiers sit with their coffee in tin cups, their hard-tack, and a kettle at their feet. Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection/Flickr The Commons hide caption

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

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Lebanese chefs celebrate in Beirut after setting a new Guinness record for what was then the biggest tub of hummus in the world — weighing over 2 tons — in October 2009. The world record effort was part of Lebanon's bid to claim hummus as its own. Ramzi Haidar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Give Chickpeas A Chance: Why Hummus Unites, And Divides, The Mideast

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Blue agaves grow in a plantation for the production of tequila in Arandas, Jalisco state, Mexico, in December 2010. In the past 20 years, tequila has become fashionable all over the world, demonstrating that producers' international sales strategy has been a great success. Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

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Australian celebrity chef and author Kylie Kwong (left) teaches a cooking workshop at Yaama Dhiyaan, a cooking and hospitality school for at-risk aborginal youth. The Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

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How about a date? Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date

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French physicist Philippe Hubert uses gamma rays to detect radioactivity in wine. "In the wine is the story of the Atomic Age," he says. C J Walker/Courtesy of William Koch hide caption

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How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

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A typical Russian kitchen inside an apartment built during the early 1960s, when Nikita Khrushchev led the Soviet Union — what later became known as Khrushchev apartments. Courtesy of The Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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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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A turnspit dog at work in a wooden cooking wheel in an inn at Newcastle, Carmarthen, Wales, in 1869. Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images hide caption

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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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A sign from a fast food restaurant in Earlimart. Courtesy of The Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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Central Valley Disconnect: Rich Land, Poor Nutrition

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