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The Fleeting Flavor Of Philadelphia's Fat Tuesday Fastnacht Donuts

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Soybean plants grow in a field near Tiskilwa, Ill. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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An Airbnb For Farmland Hits A Snag, As Farmers Raise Data Privacy Concerns

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Remembering Pioneering Restaurateur B. Smith

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Hiroki Koga, co-founder of the Oishii Farm in New Jersey, cultivated the Omakase berry, which is distinguished by its strong aroma and sweetness. He says he was unimpressed with the quality of produce in the U.S. Courtesy of Oishii hide caption

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Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch

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98-Year-Old Girl Scout Has Been Selling Cookies Since 1932

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The cold temperatures that pistachio trees need to bloom on time are becoming more scarce as winters get warmer. Lauren Sommer/NPR hide caption

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As Warm Winters Mess With Nut Trees' Sex Lives, Farmers Help Them 'Netflix And Chill'

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Stir-fried mantou buns with cumin and chili. Food bloggers Stephanie Li and Christopher Thomas have eaten the small steamed bread often while on lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak. They had been working on a recipe for the buns before the virus hit, so they had a large supply of the ingredients. "Wanted a new way to finish it up, so stir frying it is," they wrote on their food blog. Stephanie Li and Christopher Thomas/Chinese Cooking Demystified hide caption

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In China, Quarantine Challenges Cooks To Get Clever

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Break-Ups And Throw-Ups: What It's Like To Work At A Restaurant On Valentine's Day

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Clark Bars Are Back In Pittsburgh, Just In Time For Valentine's Day

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A Homegrown Campaign To Recognize The Sweet Potato In Alabama

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Methuselah, the first date palm tree grown from ancient seeds, in a photo taken in 2008. Guy Eisner hide caption

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Dates Like Jesus Ate? Scientists Revive Ancient Trees From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds

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Chopped and frozen samples of damaged soybean plants are kept in storage at the Office of the Indiana State Chemist. Many contain residues of the herbicide dicamba. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Pesticide Police, Overwhelmed By Dicamba Complaints, Ask EPA For Help

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Doughnuts with a receipt made of fondant were on display last week at a bakery in Moosinning, Germany. These Kassenbon Krapfen — receipt doughnuts — are a reaction to Germany's new receipt law. Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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