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Five years ago, Ripple Desai opened the Tandoori Taqueria in her hometown of Panguitch, Utah, tapping into a growing tourist market. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Utah's 'Tandoori Taqueria' Brings Unexpected Indian Spice To Cowboy Country

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Mixing Alcohol And Sun? Beware, A Buzz Begets A Faster Burn

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Medalla Light, Puerto Rico's Beer Of Choice, Is A Hit In Connecticut

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High in fiber and protein, chickpeas are playing a starring role on menus at fast-casual chains like Little Sesame in Washington, where hummus bowls abound. Chickpeas also are good for soil health — and growing demand could help restore soils depleted by decades of intensive farming. Anna Meyer hide caption

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East West Market in Vancouver, British Columbia, offered single-use plastic bags with embarrassing slogans to encourage customers to utilize reusable bags. Courtesy of East West Market hide caption

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How A Grocery Store's Plan To Shame Customers Into Using Reusable Bags Backfired

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Jarret Stopforth, a food scientist and one of the founders of Atomo, reengineered the compounds in regular coffee with his partner until he felt they had created a product that had the same color, aroma, flavor and mouthfeel. Courtesy of Atomo hide caption

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These greens are among the hydroponic crops grown by students at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School, in Brooklyn, N.Y. In June, the students started to sell discounted boxes of the fresh produce to community members. Robin Lloyd/for NPR hide caption

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When it comes to Fourth of July barbecue etiquette, Bon Appetit food director Carla Lalli Music says you should avoid hovering if you are a guest. If you want to be helpful, she says, bring some extra ice or non-alcoholic drinks. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Barbecuing This Fourth Of July? Here's What To Do And What Not To Do

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A cocuy drink made with pepper sauce and fruit juice on a local bar in Barquisimeto. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Many Venezuelans Can No Longer Afford Beer, So They're Drinking Cheap Agave Liquor

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Even with visits to the local food pantry, many families struggle to get enough to eat. Food banks say rethinking our donations could help them stretch their money. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Walmart and Amazon began offering online purchases with food stamps in April as part of the USDA's pilot program. Now, both companies are expanding services for low-income shoppers. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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The Wendell Smith's liquor store in Nashville, Tenn., pictured in 2013. The court struck down a Tennessee alcohol licensing residency requirement, opening up the pathway for big-box stores to enter the market. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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Chef Jay Fai wears a wool cap and safety goggles to ward off the heat from the charcoal fires in the alley where she cooks all of the restaurant's meals. She is such a perfectionist that she doesn't let anyone on her staff do the cooking. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The 74-Year-Old Queen Of Bangkok Street Food Who Netted A Michelin Star

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Regina Mark, co-owner of Mee Sum Restaurant in Fall River, Mass., holds a chow mein sandwich, which the restaurant has served for more than 50 years. Sarah Mizes-Tan/WCAI hide caption

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How The Chow Mein Sandwich Claimed A Small Slice Of New England History

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A bowl of tsampa flour pictured with other dishes in a typical Tibetan lunch. Counterclockwise from left: potatoes in turmeric and cumin; liangfen; mung bean jelly and spring onions with cilantro, triple-fried in red chili pepper; and black tea. To make pa, the tsampa would be mixed with butter, tea, salt and sometimes Tibetan cheese. Courtesy of Tsering Shakya hide caption

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Athletic Brewing Co. co-founders Bill Shufelt (right) and John Walker, here at the company's production plant in Stratford, Conn., have created a range of high-quality nonalcoholic beers to provide people more options when they're out socializing. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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