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Juby George stands with his wife Shireen Bethala-George at the soft opening of Smell the Curry, a south Indian takeout and catering business at the Flourtown Farmers Market outside Philadelphia, on December 9, 2021. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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New businesses soared to record highs in 2021. Here's a taste of one of them

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A tally on the chalkboard at Commerce Street Brewery in Mineral Point, Wis., shows that people have bought more than 110 beers for the late comedian Betty White. Commerce Street Brewery hide caption

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Food recalls were down this year, but experts who track foodborne illness don't know exactly why. Here, produce is on sale at a Miami supermarket on Oct. 22. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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These mushroom foragers hit the jackpot. Then they got creative

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Striking Kellogg's workers stand outside the Omaha, Neb., cereal plant on, Dec. 2. The company reached a new tentative agreement on Thursday, with its 1,400 cereal plant workers that could bring an end to the strike that began Oct. 5. Josh Funk/AP hide caption

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Earlier this month, customers were able to get cream cheese from a Manhattan grocery store. But Kraft, which owns Philadelphia Cream Cheese, hopes you lay off the popular baking ingredient. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Times food writer Priya Krishna says Dorie Greenspan's World Peace 2.0 cookie are impossible to hate. Mark Weinberg/Mariner Books, an imprint of Harper Collins hide caption

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5 DIY holiday recipes and crafts to avoid supply chain problems

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Detail of the fabric used on his feet by Marcos Antonio Costa, 27, to climb açaí palm trees to pick its berries in the rainforest near Melgaco, southwest of Marajo Island, state of Para, Brazil, on June 6, 2020. Tarso Sarraf/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Do you know who's picking your açaí berries?

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Producers plan to tap 7 million more maple trees to meet syrup demand. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Canada taps into strategic reserves to deal with massive shortage ... of maple syrup

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This cranberry sauce recipe calls for orange zest as well as orange liqueur like Grand Marnier. Steve Klise/America's Test Kitchen hide caption

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Here's an America's Test Kitchen recipe for keeping Thanksgiving (cranberry) saucy

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