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Boxes of dates are auctioned off by the tens of kilos at the Buraydah Date Festival in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 3, 2022. Tasneem Alsultan hide caption

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Get a peek inside this Saudi Arabian date festival

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Mark Bittman's spinach carbonara is a vegetarian twist on a classic Italian dish. He says spinach adds "a variety of different nutrients and just mixes things up a bit." Jim Henkens hide caption

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Fast cooking is about strategy. Use these 3 tips to make the most of your kitchen

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Yaroslav Holovatenko (left) and a friend with their McDonald's meals in Kyiv on Wednesday. Ashley Westerman/NPR hide caption

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McDonald's reopens in Ukraine, feeding customers' nostalgia — and future hopes

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Fred Franzia, the man behind Charles Shaw brand wine, also affectionately known as "Two Buck Chuck," brought affordable wine to the masses. Stephen Osman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Image hide caption

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Fred Franzia, creator of 'Two Buck Chuck' and champion of affordable wine, has died

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The recipe for this pineapple kimchi is available in Danny Bowien's new cookbook, Mission Vegan: Wildly Delicious Food for Everyone. Henry Hargreaves hide caption

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Yes, you can make a quick and simple vegan meal. This chef shows you how

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Tariq and his family traveled from New York to South Dakota's corn palace for a ceremony honoring his new position as the state's official corn-bassador. Travel South Dakota hide caption

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Melissa Clark and NPR's Ayesha Rascoe pose with the cheesy baked pasta. Shannon Rhoades/NPR hide caption

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When Melissa Clark cooks, it's 'Dinner in One'

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Ibrahim Songne, an immigrant from Burkina Faso, opened a pizza spot called IBRIS in the Italian town of Trento. He overcame local prejudices — and now has been named to a list of the world's top 50 pizzerias. Marilena Umuhoza Delli for NPR hide caption

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Augustin Laborde, owner of Le Paon Qui Boit, at his shop in Paris on Aug. 26. Matthew Avignone for NPR hide caption

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Paris gets a non-alcoholic wine shop. Will the French drink it?

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Urban farmer Victor Edalia (right) with three beneficiaries of his free veggies in 2020 (left to right): Sheila Musimbi, a single mom; Celine Oinga, who comes from a family of 9 siblings; and Jackline Oyamo, jobless due to the pandemic. He's expanded his garden — and giveaways — since then. Thomas Bwire hide caption

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Gold miners discovered the mummified Steppe Bison now called "Blue Babe." Researchers believe it is more than 55,000 years old. Unfortunately, radiocarbon dating tools can't measure any further back that. University of Alaska Museum of the North hide caption

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Jill Mallen gets her groceries at a food pantry because of soaring inflation. She says she's a "confused" voter — a registered Democrat who feels Republicans did a better job of managing the economy. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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As Inflation Eases, Food Prices Soar

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Japan's alcohol industry hard, sharpening a long-running trend away from drinking. A new campaign sponsored by the National Tax Agency hopes to change that — but it's running into sharp criticism. Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This computer illustration shows the E. coli bacteria in blood. An outbreak in Michigan and Ohio is under investigation as health officials try to determine the source. Kateryna Kon/Getty Images/Science Photo Libra hide caption

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