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Preparing For Summer With Celebrity Chef Carla Hall

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A Not-So-Sweet Tax On Candy

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Kenneth Williams shucked oysters at Felix's Restaurant & Oyster Bar in New Orleans at the end of April. Restaurateurs say their seafood is safe and they won't put food on the table that isn't. But that hasn't stopped rumors from spreading. Bill Haber/AP hide caption

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Called red currant tomatoes, these Solanum pimpinellifolium are actually a tomato cousin, in the nightshade family. The fruits are intensely tomato-flavored and very sweet. Harry Klee hide caption

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Penny Karas, owner of Hello Cupcake in Washington, D.C., measures a finished batch of brownies. The recipe states the brownies should not be cut larger than 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches by 5/8 inch. May-Ying Lam/NPR hide caption

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A 26-Page Brownie Recipe? Only At The Pentagon

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Food Stylists Put The Sizzle On Your Burger

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A street vendor fries jalebi, a treat made of batter and crystallized sugar that is popular in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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