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Owner Donald Minerva outside Scottadito Osteria Toscana restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., which has been closed for indoor dining for two months. The restaurant is reopening at reduced capacity on Valentine's weekend. Sally Herships/NPR hide caption

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New York Restaurants Hope To Avoid Heartbreak On Valentine's Weekend

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A health officer in a protective suit collects a sample from a package of imported frozen food for a coronavirus rapid test at a wholesale market in China. Wu Zheng/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Can Frozen Food Spread The Coronavirus?

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A Valentine's Day meal for two from America's Test Kitchen: coffee mug molten chocolate cake and Thai chicken with basil. America's Test Kitchen hide caption

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2 Recipes For 2: You And Your Valentine

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Birds! Chocolate! Scorpions! Happy Valentine's Day!

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How To Savor Chocolate Like A Cocoa Expert

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Adán Medrano, chef and food writer, savors a beef cheek taco at Vera's Backyard Bar-B-Que in Texas' Rio Grande Valley. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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'Where The Magic Happens': Following A Tasty Taco Trail In South Texas

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Conifer Cuisine: Don't Toss Your Christmas Tree Yet! Here's How You Can Cook With It

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Recreating Indonesian Home Cooking With 'Coconut And Sambal'

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2020 In The Kitchen: The Year We Spent Making, Baking, Frying And Trying

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Fishermen sell freshly caught seafood at the Saturday Fishermen's Market in Santa Barbara, Calif. When the pandemic began, fishermen watched their markets dry up overnight. Now, as well as public markets like this, some are selling to food assistance programs. April Fulton for NPR hide caption

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Fishermen Team Up With Food Banks To Help Hungry Families

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Mike Santoro, (left) and Todd Coleman prepare for a day of Pork 'N Pine deliveries in South Baltimore. Emily Sullivan/WYPR hide caption

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In Baltimore, These Santa Clauses Bring Pork And Christmas Trees To Your Door

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Linguine allo Scoglio and Chewy Hazelnut–Browned Butter Sugar Cookies from America's Test Kitchen. Carl Tremblay and Steve Klise hide caption

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A Cookie And Linguine: 2 'America's Test Kitchen' Dishes For Your Holiday Table

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Iranian American Chef Discusses Role Of Food In Yalda Day Celebrations

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A pedestrian walks past a sign reading "Take Out And Delivery Only" on the door of a restaurant in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan on Thursday. Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Cornwall's Tavern's owners Pam and John Beale are in survival mode. They're thinking a short-term pause in business, as COVID-19 infections surge, could allow them to reopen strong next year. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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'Not A Lot To Celebrate' For Boston Restaurant Trying To Survive The Pandemic

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Americans Are Drinking More During The Pandemic. Here's How To Cut Back

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These sunflowers in San Diego National Wildlife Refuge are wild relatives of sunflowers that farmers around the world grow to produce oil. Lisa Cox/USFWS hide caption

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Distant Cousins Of Food Crops Deserve Respect And Protection

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Maldon salt flakes under a microscope. Food writer and recipe developer Nik Sharma is a molecular biologist by training, unlocking flavor with a scientific approach to cooking. Nik Sharma hide caption

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Stacey Mei Yan Fong has been baking her way across the United States: Clockwise from upper left, a baked Alaska pie, Utah's funeral potato pie, Nevada's all you can eat buffet pie, South Carolina's peach pie, Ohio's buckeye pie, Iowa's s'mores pie, Missouri's frozen custard pie, and Minnesota's corn dog casserole pie. Stacey Mei Yan Fong hide caption

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An Ode, À La Mode: 1 Baker Savors America, Creating 50 Pies For 50 States

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Yuko Watanabe's biggest pivot was starting to sell plants at her Yuko Kitchen restaurants in Los Angeles. Yuko Watanabe hide caption

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Restaurants Reinvent Themselves For Thanksgiving And Beyond: 'You Just Pivot'

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