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The 'Gandalf of pizza' speaks to the spiritual side of comfort food

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A Palestinian-Syrian chef's cookbook invites people to see any meal as a celebration

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Workers pound the steaming mixture of meat, lentils, wheat and spices with long wooden paddles to give the haleem its signature smooth texture. Sushmita Pathak/NPR hide caption

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This goat and lentil stew is a beloved Ramadan tradition in Hyderabad, India

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Oyster harvester Johny Jurisich empties a dredge filled with oysters onto his boat near Texas City, Texas. Lucio Vasquez/Houston Public Media hide caption

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Oyster reefs in Texas are disappearing. Fishermen there fear their jobs will too

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The dairy industry aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. Here's what it means for farms

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A Georgia restaurant employee is honored for grilling a million steaks

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Peter Reinhart, master baker and James Beard-award winning author of the new book Pizza Quest: My Never-Ending Search For the Perfect Pizza. Peter Taylor/Andrews McMeel Publishing hide caption

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The 'Gandalf of pizza' speaks to the spiritual side of comfort food

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Ira Wallace talks about collard greens at Acorn Community Farm in Mineral, Va. "Purple is a color that develops in the winter much more strongly," Wallace says. Eze Amos for NPR hide caption

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Taco Bell axed the Mexican pizza from its menu to make way for new items, but popular demand brought it back. Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images hide caption

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Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican pizza — and South Asians are rejoicing

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Calif. man loses 85 pounds while lobbying Taco Bell for Grilled Stuft Nacho's return

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Mexican Pizza, beloved by South Asian Americans, is coming back to Taco Bell

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