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The theme of Mike's Maze this year is "See America," which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Courtesy of Warner Farm hide caption

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Food writer Maria Speck soaks bulgur wheat in pomegranate juice to saturate it with burgundy color, then serves it with blueberries and orange-blossom water to tantalize the taste buds and eyes. Penguin/Random House hide caption

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The bounty of the earth is celebrated in the high rituals of pagans. (Above) A Wiccan priestess is silhouetted by the afternoon light. In the foreground are examples of Wiccan cooking for the vernal equinox: (clockwise from near right) beet-pickled eggs; roast beef in tarragon; bowl of eggs boiled with onion skin wrap; bread with eggs; Ukrainian painted eggs; and apple crumble. Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Spaghetti supper at Grape Festival, Tontitown, Arkansas, Aug. 16, 1941. Writers and photographers for the America Eats projects captured eclectic scenes across the nation, from Texas up to Vermont and the Atlantic to the Pacific. Granger/World Projects Administration/Library of Congress hide caption

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Joel McKinney stands beside a hydroponic tower that is part of his farm outside the Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank. Roxy Todd/West Virginia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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In Coal Country, Farmers Get Creative To Bridge The Fresh Produce Gap

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Mobile ovens inside the delivery truck cook the pie right before it reaches its destination. Zume Pizza hide caption

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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

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Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

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While feasting on a breakfast of hearty grains, the ewes at Dayspring Dairy are milked in two aisles with 12 ewes per aisle. Some have names like Valentine, Fuzzy Nibbleton, July, Cannonball and Latte. Meg McKinney for NPR hide caption

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The First American Fried Chicken restaurant in Elizabeth, N.J., saw its Yelp reviews plummet after the owner's son Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested as a suspect in last weekend's bombings in New York and New Jersey. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Frances Moore Lappe speaks at a Rainforest Action Network event. When she wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose. Rainforest Action Network/Flickr hide caption

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

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"You can't have the modern American restaurant without Delmonico's," explains Yale historian Paul Freedman. The restaurant opened in 1837, setting the bar very high for fine dining. Above, a dinner in honor of an admiral held at Delmonico's in 1906. Library of Congress hide caption

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Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

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Train journeys in India were once defined by food, brought by passengers from their homes and purchased from vendors like this one. Passengers shared food with each other, exchanging stories and family histories, and sometimes striking new friendships that continued beyond the journey. But with growing availability of packaged food on trains, that culture is slowly dying. Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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