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Is homegrown food safer? Only if gardeners take precautions

Food safety often is cited as the primary reason why people grow their own edibles, but that's frequently an illusion. Here how you can prevent problems:  Read more

New York City to consider ban on plastic straws

NEW YORK (AP) — Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City. Read more

Kroger buys Home Chef to take bigger bite of meal-kit market

NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger, looking to take a bigger bite of the online grocery market, is buying meal-kit seller Home Chef. Read more

BE MINE: Maker of candy hearts, Necco Wafers sold at auction

BOSTON (AP) — The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE. Read more

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Amplify the peaches' flavor with this simple, warm dessert

It might seem impossible to improve on a perfect peach, but we decided to try. Read more

Seriously Simple: Break out the barbecue

Once we have longer nights and warmer weather, I am all in with barbecuing. I personally love to find different marinades or rubs that offer loads of flavor with minimal time in the kitchen. In "Flavorize" author Ray Lampe shares his barbecuing secrets with great marinades, brines, rubs and glazes. Read more

Environmental Nutrition: The sweet facts about honey

We all know bees make honey, but you may be surprised to learn that honey harvesting dates back 8,000 years and, over the millennia, honey has been used as everything from an antimicrobial and wound healer to a much-loved sweetener. Honey starts as flower nectar collected by bees, and it is stored as simple... Read more

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A look at the latest in spicy candy

Would you be willing to ditch sweet and sour in favor of spicy? If so, here are some of the options out there. Read more

From whiskey to champagne: Every U.S. president's favorite drink

From stronger spirits to lighter cocktails, champagne and even just water, each president had his favorite adult beverage while in office. … Read more

The 21 best cities for Thai food in the US

Whether you crave a warm bowl of tom yum soup or a helping of basil fried rice, one of these cities is sure to deliver. Read more

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FDA says companies shouldn't try to hide warning letters

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is encouraging businesses not to use an Iowa company's service or any other that promises to hide information about safety violations. Read more

Correction: Meal Shaming story

BOSTON (AP) — In a story May 16 about a proposal to prevent school districts in Massachusetts from denying hot lunches to students who don't have the money to pay for them, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the author of a recent study on the topic was Wendy Baker. Her name is Patricia Baker. Read more

How Goose Island sale to Anheuser-Busch changed craft beer is detailed in new book

There's no more fascinating brewery in America - or possibly the world - than Goose Island Beer Co. Across its 30 years, Chicago's oldest brewery has been on the leading edge of beer (it pioneered aging imperial stout in bourbon barrels) and business (its 2011 sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev launched a wild new era of the beer industry). When I started writing about beer for the Chicago Tribune ... Read more

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