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A hotel employee prepares coconut husks for recycling into rope at the luxury Soneva Fushi island resort in the Maldives. It's just one of many initiatives the resort is taking to reduce food waste. Amal Jayasinghe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A policeman puts up crime scene tape around the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Okla on Thursday. Police say an armed gunman injured three people at a restaurant before being shot dead by two armed civilians outside. Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP hide caption

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Chef Vladimir Mukhin prepares food at his Chef's Table restaurant in Moscow. Mukhin owns more than 20 restaurants, mostly in Russia, including White Rabbit. Jolie Myers/NPR hide caption

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The Russian Chef Who Is Bringing Back His Homeland's Colorful, Classic Cuisine

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Gabriel Hernandez (left) and Jose Enrique are Puerto Rican chefs named as semifinalists for the best chef of the South category of the 2018 James Beard Awards. The recognition comes as the island's restaurants recover from Hurricane Maria. Daniella Cheslow/NPR; Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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Edible winged ants are placed atop a fish fillet at Insects in the Backyard, a high-end bug-based bistro in Bangkok. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Worldwide there are more than 30 million people living with HIV/AIDs. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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How One Pop-Up Restaurant Is Fighting Stigma Against HIV/AIDS

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Chicken blinchiki from Kachka. Leela Cyd/Courtesy of Flatiron Books hide caption

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Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

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Rasika chef Vikram Sunderam, here with a towering dish of eggplant and potato, says, "Indian cuisine is a very personal cuisine. It's made from family to family, how they like to cook." Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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In New Cookbook, Acclaimed Indian Restaurant Finally Spills Its Secrets

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Johnny Nicholas, the owner of the Hilltop Cafe, books a dinner concert in the dining room once a month. The bluesman and his wife opened the restaurant in 1980. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Both The Food And The Music Are Made From Scratch At This Texas Joint

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The Golden Girls: Betty White as Rose Nylund, Bea Arthur as Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak, and Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux. Much of the memorabilia that McClanahan left behind — from the show and the rest of her career is on display at Rue La Rue Cafe in Manhattan. Ron Tom/NBC/Getty Images hide caption

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In 1957, Duncan Hines and his wife, Clara, cut a cake at the Duncan Hines test kitchen in Ithaca, N.Y. Courtesy of Department of Special Collections-WKU hide caption

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Volunteers serve free dinner to homeless people at Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Spain's 'Robin Hood Restaurant' Charges The Rich And Feeds The Poor

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Patrons are reflected in a mirror as they eat at Trump Tower Grille at Trump Tower in New York. A critical Vanity Fair review preceded criticism of the magazine by the president-elect on Twitter. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Beijing-based restaurateur Song Ji (right) demonstrates his system, which allows customers to tip waitstaff. Diners use smartphones to scan QR codes that the waitstaff wear on their sleeves. This generates a tip of 4.56 yuan, or about 70 cents. Waitress Liu Enhui (left), the top tip-getter at the restaurant, says she can earn up to $30 a day in tips. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

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Everytable opened its first location, in South Los Angeles, on July 30. Courtesy of Everytable hide caption

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One Restaurant's Recipe For Social Good: Same Meals, Different Prices

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Joan Roca (foreground), head chef at El Celler de Can Roca, a top-rated restaurant in northeast Spain. Here Roca conducts a cooking demonstration at Westminster Kingsway College, in London. Courtesy of Jamie Smith/BBVA hide caption

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The Roca Brothers, Famous For Fusing Food And Tech, Hit The Road

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