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Brats, BBQ and Baja tacos: Here's each state's most iconic dish

From fish tacos in California to bratwurst in Wisconsin and barbecue in Missouri, here's a look at the food that represents each state, acc… Read more

Former Oklahoma National Guard headquarters becoming brewery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A historic armory that served as the headquarters of the Oklahoma National Guard will be converted into a brewery complex that will include a hotel, restaurant and stores. Read more

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Salut to genepi, an herbal Alpine cure

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) — On the second day of racing in the Alps, Tour de France riders take on a relatively short stage but their legs will still strain to overcome several peaks before an unforgiving 18-kilometer climb to the tourist resort of La Rosiere. Read more

Homegirl Cafe offers 'platos' by ex-gang members with hope

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, the two waitresses welcome you with smiles and friendship. Read more

Grilling salmon on a wood plank is chic and tastes good

If I have one go-to technique for grilling and smoking fish, it is to use a cedar plank. The plank supports the delicate fish as it cooks and doubles as a serving platter. Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Connections between fibromyalgia and diet

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness throughout the body. Other common symptoms include sleep difficulties, fatigue, depression, anxiety, cognition and memory problems, migraine headaches, and digestive problems. A significant percentage of... Read more

Seriously Simple: Cool off with farro vegetable salad

A grain salad is always a good solution to cooking on hot summer days. Cooking up your grain in the early morning means the kitchen will be cool throughout the day. I love experimenting with different rice varieties, wheat berries and cracked wheat to use as the base for cooling summer salads. Read more

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Weird foods and drinks to deep-fry

If you’re craving indulgent fair food, you can actually make some of these deep-fried creations at home. Read more

Vegetarian options at fast-food restaurants

Check out these meat-free options at fast-food joints. Read more

How to make ice cream without an ice cream maker

Admit it: Your love for ice cream burns with the heat of a thousand suns. At the same time, you're well aware that single-use items like th… Read more


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From trash to treat: Rock shrimp's rise to fame in Florida

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A seafood once considered trash is celebrating 50 years as a popular Florida cuisine. Read more

Maine's leading organic group has a new executive director

UNITY, Maine (AP) — One of the biggest and oldest state-level organic growing associations in the country has a new executive director who will start next month. Read more

Peach war gets juicy: Georgia, SC spar over who grows more

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It might be one of the sweetest battles on record, but the peach war is really starting to get juicy. Read more