1. Any way you slice it, Americans are obsessed with pizza. One in eight of us are noshing it on any given day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the average American consumes pizza about 39 times a year, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm.
The signature of a great American-style pizza is not the toppings du jour but the cheese: hot, gooey mozzarella, with big, dark splotches of caramelization.
Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese
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    Any way you slice it, Americans are obsessed with pizza. One in eight of us are noshing it on any given day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the average American consumes pizza about 39 times a year, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm.

    The signature of a great American-style pizza is not the toppings du jour but the cheese: hot, gooey mozzarella, with big, dark splotches of caramelization.

    Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

    Photo credit: sierravalleygirl/Flickr

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  1. "Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat" via Alexander McCall
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    "Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat" via Alexander McCall

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  1. "Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone" via Alan Greenblatt
"Diners distracted by their phones have become a real pain in the restaurant business, interfering with the flow of transactions and generally slowing things down.”
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    "Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone" via Alan Greenblatt

    "Diners distracted by their phones have become a real pain in the restaurant business, interfering with the flow of transactions and generally slowing things down.”

    Image: Anna Bryukhanova/iStockphoto

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  1. "Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One" via Alex Schmidt
Vroom, vroom, y’all.
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    "Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One" via Alex Schmidt

    Vroom, vroom, y’all.

    – Alexander

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  1. With Help From America’s Test Kitchen, Why Buy When You Can DIY?

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  1. "For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet" via Neda Ulaby
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    "For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet" via Neda Ulaby

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  1. To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them via Leslie Guttman
In 1999, there were fewer than 50 Red Wattle pigs left in the U.S. –– but now the number is back up to about 6,000.
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    To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them via Leslie Guttman

    In 1999, there were fewer than 50 Red Wattle pigs left in the U.S. –– but now the number is back up to about 6,000.

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  1. "Not So Offal: Why Bone Soup, A ‘Perfect Food,’ Tastes So Meaty" via Konstantin Kakaes
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    "Not So Offal: Why Bone Soup, A ‘Perfect Food,’ Tastes So Meaty" via Konstantin Kakaes

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  1. "Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed" via Jay Field

    Strange varieties of beer pack the shelves of most specialty grocery stores. Some brews are flavored with fruit or spices, while more peculiar selections include elements like yeast scraped from a 35 million-year-old whale bone. Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. –– already known for adding odd ingredients such as oysters or habanero peppers –– has crafted something new to most U.S. drinkers: seaweed beer

    – Alexander

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  1. "Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress" via Allison Aubrey
If you’re reaching for the potato chips when you’re stressed, then you’re not alone. In a national survey, more than one-third of participants said they alter their diets when they’re stressed, often turning to foods that comfort them. Doctors suggest links between our moods and what we eat –– so, next time, grab a couple pieces of dark chocolate instead. Nutrient-rich foods might just help you keep a cap on your stress.
– Alexander
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    "Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress" via Allison Aubrey

    If you’re reaching for the potato chips when you’re stressed, then you’re not alone. In a national survey, more than one-third of participants said they alter their diets when they’re stressed, often turning to foods that comfort them. Doctors suggest links between our moods and what we eat –– so, next time, grab a couple pieces of dark chocolate instead. Nutrient-rich foods might just help you keep a cap on your stress.

    – Alexander

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