"Truffle hunters told me one of their chief challenges is trying to figure out what to charge," said Rowan Jacobsen, author of "Truffle Hound."
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Once a bargain buy, brisket now demands top dollar

Oct 18, 2021
Some believe brisket's move up the popularity chain began a little more than a decade ago.
Brisket wasn't always the most popular choice, but it sells high these days.

The dates on food labels may not mean what you think they mean

Aug 11, 2021
Vox writer Alissa Wilkinson explains the history behind food label dates, and how the "expiration date" concept is a costly misunderstanding.
A produce worker stocks shelves at a supermarket in Washington, D.C.
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How office food staples are adapting to a hybrid workforce

Jun 25, 2021
Sweetgreen and Krispy Kreme are planning to go public, but that's not necessarily a sign everyone will be back in the office.
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It's suddenly a great time to be in the meal-kit business

May 19, 2020
"Our volume has increased by about 100% over the past eight weeks," Purple Carrot CEO Andy Levitt says.
A farmer works in a broccoli field in March.
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What menudo can tell us about Mexico

Mar 11, 2020
There's more to Mexican cuisine than tacos and burritos.
A bowl of menudo Rick Martinez had for breakfast in Zacatecas one morning.
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The tortured Taco Tuesday trademark travails

Sep 17, 2019
A Wyoming fast food chain and LeBron James each want a piece of the widely-used promotional term.
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Is the golden age of food over?

Kevin Alexander on the rise and fall of "the independent fine-casual dining spot."
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Will the ice cream sandwich ever go out of style?

Aug 2, 2019
A look at 120 years of a sweet business on National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.
Still a favorite today: elaborate ice cream sandwiches are often celebrated on social media.
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Death, theft ... and the quest for the world's most coveted fungus

Jun 28, 2019
"I think the best analogy is probably sex or drugs," is how author Ryan Jacobs describes the allure of the truffle.
An inspector approved by the regional federation of truffle harvesters smells a black truffles (tuber melanosporum), on December 23, 2018, during an inspection at a truffle market in Rognes, southeastern France.
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