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Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?
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Cannabis entrepreneurs hope to capitalize on the state's wine tourism industry by melding marijuana with meals and snagging some fertile land. But many winemakers are taking a wait-and-see approach.

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This Soviet-Era Cookie Is Filled With Sweetness Amid Scarcity
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With many foods in short supply, Soviet bakers had to be creative. And while the U.S.S.R. is gone now, the walnut-shaped oreshki cookie endures. Russian ex-pat Alina Selyukh shows us how to make them.

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Preference Or Prejudice? Central Europeans Ask Why They Get Cheaper Ingredients
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Fish sticks with less fish. Lunchmeat with less meat. Central European nations say packaged foods sold there have lower quality standards than the same brands in the West. They want the EU to step in.

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Chipotle Stocks Dip After Some Va. Customers Report Illness
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Chipotle temporarily closed a Sterling, Va., restaurant to sanitize it. A company representative told NPR that the reported symptoms were consistent with norovirus.

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Judge Overturns Utah's 'Ag-Gag' Ban On Undercover Filming At Farms
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A farmer who supported the ban had said he and his colleagues "don't want some jack wagon coming in taking a picture of them."

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How The Story Of Beer Is The Story Of America
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The Smithsonian's first brewing historian explores everything from immigration to urbanization through the lens of beer. And with the boom in microbrewing, she says beer's story has come full circle.

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Too Convenient? A Mobile Supermarket That Comes To You
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A concept called Moby Mart is being tested in China. Like 7-11 meets driverless tractor-trailer, the store could be summoned by an app and staffed by a holographic clerk. Are we entering WALL-E world?

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So What Does A Deep-Fried Grasshopper Taste Like?
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As it turns out, not too bad. That's what our correspondent found in northeastern Nigeria. Maybe the secret is the hot pepper sauce!

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U.S. Distillers Brace For Possible EU Backlash Against Bourbon
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The Financial Times reports that, if President Trump decides to limit U.S. steel imports, EU officials might retaliate against whiskey. EU member nations buy more than half of U.S. bourbon exports.

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A Middle Eastern Spin On A Classic Latino Dessert: Rose Cardamom Tres Leches
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In celebration of Eid al-Fatir, food blogger Abeer Najjar shares one of her favorite fusion desserts. She says the rose water and cardamom adds a floral and earthy flavor to this classic cold cake.

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