Sixty years on, this retro dish is still a favorite with Her Majesty. Monkey Business Images/ hide caption

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Historians think poi, a sticky, nutritious food made from pounded taro root, has been eaten in the Hawaiian islands since the time of the ancient Polynesians. hide caption

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The Nordic Food Lab experiments with garum, a form of fish sauce familiar to the ancient Romans. courtesy Nordic Food Lab hide caption

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Joe Hoagland, left, pushes a canoe through a wild rice bed as 14-year-old Chris Salazar learns how to harvest the rice. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Dabba wallahs carry lunchboxes to offices in Indian cities. But the old tradition is changing with modern times. Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney eats ice cream from Millie's on the run before a fundraising event earlier this month in Nantucket, Mass. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Ewald Mosel keeps the schwenkers swinging to ensure that the pork cooks evenly, while hungry guests look on. Deena Prichep/NPR hide caption

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Palestinians order food at a coffee shop in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday. Tara Todras-Whitehill/Tara Todras-Whitehill for NPR hide caption

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Sylvia Woods moves to the music outside her restaurant in Harlem neighborhood of New York, during the restaurant's 40th anniversary celebration in 2002. Stuart Ramson/AP hide caption

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Going medieval in the kitchen: The recipe for this sweet pork pie came from the new, official Game of Thrones cookbook. Benjamin Morris/NPR hide caption

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Craft brewers are reaching markets far from their home breweries. In a Washington, D.C., store, beers from California, Colorado, Louisiana, Vermont, and elsewhere are for sale. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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