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Quail in dandelion's nest — one of Pascal Baudar's wild-crafted culinary creations. "So many wild plants, so little time," says Baudar. He leads foraging expeditions in the forests of Los Angeles and works with chefs to create meals based on wild foods. Courtesy of Pascal Baudar hide caption

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Urban Foraging: Unearthing The Wildcrafted Flavors Of Los Angeles

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The group's tour of Philadelphia's Italian Market includes a stop at Claudio's, a store that sells imported Italian fare. Brad Larrison for NewsWorks hide caption

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The staple at legendary Prince's is fiery hot fried chicken, always served on white bread, with pickles. Danielle Atkins/Courtesy of Spring House Press hide caption

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How A Cheating Man Gave Rise To Nashville's Hot Chicken Craze

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II cuts into a birthday cake baked by Nadiya Hussain (left), winner of The Great British Bake Off, during celebrations of the queen's 90th birthday in Windsor, England. John Stillwell/AP hide caption

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'British Bake Off' Winner Takes On The Toughest Judge Of All: The Queen

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The Tampa Bay Times spent two months investigating where local eateries were really getting their ingredients. Many of their "farm to table" claims proved to be bogus. B and G Images/Getty Images hide caption

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'Farm To Fable'? Tampa Probe Finds Many Restaurants Lie About Sourcing

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"One of the things I've learned from being the curator of the most desolate gallery of food photography on the planet is that loneliness and an inability to cook is a truly global phenomenon." Courtesy of Dimly Lit Meals for One, John Blake Publishing Ltd. hide caption

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These shrimp "Peking ravioli" (aka dumplings) were featured at the third annual Festival of Dumplings in 2014 — honoring Bostonian and celebrity chef Joyce Chen. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Boba 7, the speakeasy at the back of downtown Los Angeles restaurant Soi 7, serves boba cocktails made with beer or the Korean alcohol soju, in addition to an inventive nonalcoholic menu. Courtesy of Boba 7 hide caption

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The tortillas at one of Gold's favorite restaurants — El Parian — are handmade, and heavenly. Arezou Rezvani/NPR hide caption

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'City Of Gold,' Patchwork Of Cultures: A Tour Of LA's Food Scene

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'There Are Raisins In My Toast' by Danny Jones © 1996 Waffle Music

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Girl Scout Cookie Unity Cheesecake: the mashup dessert you never knew you needed. Courtesy of Emily Vonn/Vail Custom Cakes hide caption

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Thin Mint Mashup: Grind Those Girl Scout Cookies Into Cheesecake

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