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Cornwall's co-owner John Beale sets up sidewalk seating on the first day it's allowed in Boston. He and his wife Pam launched the English-style tavern nearly 40 years ago. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Spring Brings Hope For Boston Restaurant Struggling To Survive

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The Planet Money team takes questions from listeners. Kirn Vintage Stock/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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You Asked For Shots, Tuna, Metal, and Money

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From left, Raphael Wright, Ederique Goudia and Jermond Booze are the team behind Taste the Diaspora. The initiative celebrates and supports Black chefs and food makers in Detroit. Valaurian Waller/V.W. Photography hide caption

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How Detroit Chefs Are Feeding Those In Need

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Kitchen Organization Tips For A Small Space, From Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman

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Meet cascatelli, a pasta shape created by Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast The Sporkful. Scott Gordon Bleicher/Dan Pashman hide caption

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For Pasta Lovers Bored By Spaghetti, There's A New Short, Wavy, Sauce-Holding Shape

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Not My Job: We Quiz NYT Cooking Expert Sam Sifton On Vending Machines

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Chef Yia Vang's restaurant in Minneapolis is getting ready to open amid a fierce debate within the restaurant industry about the minimum wage. The restaurant will not have tipping. Lauren Cutshall hide caption

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So How Should Your Favorite Restaurant Pay Its Servers? Well, It's Complicated

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The New Shape Of Pasta

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The tipped minimum wage hasn't changed for 30 years. SDI Productions/Getty Images hide caption

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The Even More Minimum Wage

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Rod Bradshaw, pictured in January 2021, says he's the last Black farmer in Hodgeman County, Kan. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked with NPR about debt relief coming for Black farmers. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Black Farmers Have Long Faced Discrimination. New Aid Aims To Right Past Wrongs

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Keitra Bates stands outside of the original location of Marddy's in Atlanta. It's a shared kitchen where home cooks can prepare their goods, and collectively market them. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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'We Don't Have The Luxury To Fall Apart': Black Businesses Get Creative To Survive

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Chef Sohla El-Waylly. Jingyu Lin/Narrative PR hide caption

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Sohla El-Waylly on Race, Food and 'Bon Appétit'

Sohla El-Waylly called out her previous employer, Bon Appétit, during the magazine's racial reckoning last summer and resigned. The chef and food star is now a columnist at Food52 and star of the YouTube series Off-Script with Sohla. She and Sam talk about racism in the food media industry (and everywhere else), The Cheesecake Factory, and certain kinds of mushrooms.

Sohla El-Waylly on Race, Food and 'Bon Appétit'

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From a sampling of Girl Scout Cookies, Los Angeles Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson says that Samoas (also known as Caramel deLites) are the superior cookie. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Food Critic, Provocateur Definitively Ranks Girl Scout Cookies

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Scotch whisky producers are welcoming news of a breakthrough on tariffs, which came as the industry adjusted to both Brexit and then the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, an employee rolls a whisky barrel at the Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, central Scotland, last week. Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Rob Martin, who has been fishing off his boat for the last 29 years, and his partner haul up a 150-pound end trap while ropeless lobster fishing in Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts. Eve Zuckoff/WCAI hide caption

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'Ropeless' Lobster Fishing Could Save The Whales. Could It Kill The Industry?

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People wait in long lines at an H-E-B grocery store in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. The large supermarket chain said the "unprecedented weather event in Texas has caused a severe disruption in the food supply chain." Montinique Monroe/Getty Images hide caption

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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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