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(Top left, clockwise) Macmen N' Cheese; chocolate ramen; udon and egg. (Bottom row) Ramen fritatta; cannellini beans and spinach; and southwest taco from the book Rah! Rah! Ramen. Sara Childs/ Courtesy of Interactive Direct hide caption

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Kandinsky's Painting No. 201, on the left, was the inspiration for the salad on the right, which was used to test diners' appreciation of the dish. Museum of Modern Art; Crossmodal Research Laboratory hide caption

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The Romanesco broccoli in the upper left corner is part of the brassica family, just like these colorful cauliflower varieties. Sang An/Courtesy of Ten Speed Press hide caption

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Yellowfin tuna; Chinook salmon; lingcod; Pacific halibut. Chang/iStockphoto; Debbi Smirnoff/iStockphoto; via TeachAGirlToFish; Andrea Pokrzywinski/Flickr hide caption

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The intensity of the pink color of a rosé wine is determined by the length of time the grape juice has contact with the grape skin during the winemaking process. The wine on the left had the longest skin contact. Sindhu Hirani Blume/NPR hide caption

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Freshly picked weeds, hot from the fryer. Sarah Miles/Flickr hide caption

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A Sweet Solution For Dandelions: Eat 'Em To Beat 'Em

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A selection of low-alcohol wines, including a Riesling from Germany, a Vinho Verde from Portugal and a Txakoli from the Basque region of Spain. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off

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Sue Conley (left) and Peggy Smith, co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery, prepare their chilled leek and asparagus soup with creme fraiche and fresh ricotta at Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, Calif. Tim Hussin for NPR hide caption

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Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery's Got Tips

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