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Why You Should Eat Popcorn With Chopsticks

It happens fast. You crack open a bottle of your favorite drink and put it to your lips. The delicious flavor is nearly overwhelming. But a minute later, you’re barely noticing the taste as you drink it.
Wouldn’t it be great to get some of that initial enjoyment back?
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California Entrepreneurs Dream of Cheese

The idea for Humboldt Fog goat’s milk cheese first came to Mary Keehn in a dream. She fell asleep on an airplane and awoke with a vivid picture in her mind of how the cheese looked. And then she set out to realize her vision – in the process, helping to launch a late-20th-century American renaissance in artisan cheese-making.
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In America’s Sandwiches, the Story of a Nation

Everyone has a favorite sandwich, often prepared to an exacting degree of specification: Turkey or ham? Grilled or toasted? Mayo or mustard? White or whole wheat?
We reached out to five food historians and asked them to tell the story of a sandwich of their choosing. The responses included staples like peanut butter and jelly, as well as regional fare like New England’s chow mein sandwich.
Together, they show how the sandwiches we eat (or used to eat) do more than fill us up during our lunch breaks. In their stories are themes of immigration and globalization, of class and gender, and of resourcefulness and creativity.
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Are You Lonesome Tonight? Why We, Like Elvis, Turn to Food for Comfort

As a food researcher and registered dietitian for more than 20 years, I have studied some of the reasons we turn to comfort food – and also how eating to feed our emotions can sometimes get out of hand.
Post by Melissa Wdowik, Assistant Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University
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How to Pick Fish That's Really Good For You to Eat

Seafood is very healthy to eat – all things considered. Fish and shellfish are an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and they are low in saturated fat. But making the right seafood choices isn't always quite that simple.
Article by Keri Szejda, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Research on Ingredient Safety, Arizona State University
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