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PhD Student to Farmer: Finding Your Calling in Weird Veggies

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In what odd places might you find your passion? For former PhD student Arron Choi, it was his family’s farm. Discovering a passion for weird veggies, Aaron’s story shows that when it comes to finding our calling, we should never count out even the things that first seem odd. 

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Why Your Grandma’s Cooking Tastes So Special

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From favorite family recipes to grilled cheese cooked just right, grandma’s cooking always tastes better than anything we could have made ourselves. But why is that? Let’s meet some grandmas around the world and find out.

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New Natural Packaging You Can Eat Rather Than Trash!

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Did you ever think that you would be able to eat your sandwich and the wrapping that protects it too? Amazingly, this is now a reality thanks to edible packaging, a sustainable alternative that now offers a replacement for single-use packaging.

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Stoking the Flames of Tradition: How Cooking Over Fire Connects Us With Our Roots

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Cooking meals over open fire has long been tradition worldwide. And now, backyard chef Derek Wolf is bringing us back to our roots by bringing it back to the mainstream. His work reminds us that when you take the time to care about what you’re doing—in this case, eating in the outdoors with carefully prepared food and good people—it makes everything better.

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14 minutes

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Putting the Future of Food in New Hands: Training Farmworkers to Become Farm Owners

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Creating a new life for ourselves is always possible, and nonprofit ALBA is making that possible for countless people. They’re giving immigrant farmworkers the tools and the knowledge to improve their lives by helping them have organic farms of their own!

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No Such Thing as “Unskilled”: The Super-Speed Farmworkers We Couldn’t Live Without

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In a world of automation, there is still one central part of our lives that requires the skilled touch of the human hand: food. Your produce doesn’t just magically appear on your supermarket shelves, so it’s time we met the skilled people that make that fresh food possible!

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Why Are These Fridges Mysteriously Appearing on Street Corners?

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Could a fridge on a curb change the lives of an entire community? In places where getting access to fresh healthy food is nearly impossible, neighbors, restaurants, and friends are teaming up to support and nourish each other. Here’s how it works and how you can get involved!

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Heroes from Table Scraps: How Oysters Are Protecting NYC!

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New York Harbor is the cleanest it’s been in over a century and it’s thanks to a delicacy many of us love to slurp down…oysters! Using nature’s knowhow, table scraps, and a little ingenuity, oysters are bringing life back to polluted waters and protecting one of America’s most beloved cities!

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Why Does the World Love Spam So Much?!

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What can Spam teach us about our shared humanity? Whether you think it’s a delicacy or a mystery meat, Spam has been brought to new culinary heights by cultures around the globe! Join us in a celebration of this strange meaty wonder!

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How to Make Your Next Holiday Tradition a Sweet One!

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From decorating gingerbread houses to hiding fake fruit, we’re celebrating the warm fuzzy feelings that accompany holiday traditions. Let’s unwrap the secret to spreading cheer!

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Here’s Why We Should All Consider the Wonder of the Fig

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Can we learn a new life-hack from how figs have managed to survive for millions of years? These inside-out-flowers (that’s right), have had to forge a unique relationship with tiny wasps to help species thrive! Inside this delicious, jammy, culinary delight is a wild world you would never expect!

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11 minutes

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This Secret Restaurant Serves Up Delights in an Unexpected Place!

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How can we realistically build the lives that we want? According to this couple and their popular (but secret) restaurant, the answer is pretty simple. Here’s a roadmap to happiness that’ll have you seeing new possibilities daily!

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The Daring Tradition of a Very Special Lemon Farmer

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There is a remarkable person teetering on cliff edges to get to the fruit of a tree who has something to teach us all.  Gigino the Lemon Man is 80-years-old and may be the best (and last) person to show us why some traditions can add all the sweetness we need to life. 

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Discover the Weird and Wonderful World of Cheese!

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Is cheese the great unifying force? Travel the world of this dairy delight with us and you may find your answer! Whether from donkeys in Serbia or with maggots in Italy, cheese around the globe is as diverse and exciting as the cultures it has sustained for generations!

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Olive Oil: Our Guide to Celebrating the Timeless Things

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Take a moment to go on a journey with us to savor a flavor you probably have sitting in your kitchen cupboard! Who knew that that perfect opportunity to explore a food tradition that is thousands of years old started with a drizzle of our favorite oil.

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Savoring the Flavor of the Moment with Lemon Caviar!

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Can the juicy insides of citrus fruit change the way we experience life? We’re pausing to savor the moments that delight, starting with a tiny fruit that has a tasty, sunshiney surprise inside! Take your taste buds on an adventure by discovering the wonder in the caviar of the Finger Lime!

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Why Good Business is like Good Bread!

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Why do we love a good loaf of bread so much? For 130 years a little bakery in Ireland has stood the test of time, answering this question for generations. The answer is a lesson we can pass on to other corners of our life as well!

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Into the Wild World of Mushroom Hunting—the Perfect Social Distancing Activity!

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Have you ever looked at a mushroom and wondered, can I eat that? Well, before you decide to take a bite, you might want to meet a few of the guides on today’s adventures. They’ll have you excited to grab your basket and start foraging!

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Why Spices Are WAY More Than the Spice of Life!

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Ever wondered why some cultures embrace all the spice in the cabinet and others are, well, a little blander? There’s a fascinating bit of science behind the difference in our food preferences around the globe, and it goes way past making our food delicious! Ready to look at your spice cabinet with fresh eyes?

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Did You Have a Good Morning? Thank a Goat!

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What do goats, frothed eggs, a hipster and you have in common? Well, around the world, there’s a thread that connects us all—and it all starts with one of the most widely preferred morning drinks of choice, coffee!

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Dive into a Pool of Grits at South Carolina’s World Grits Festival!

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When your town is known for eating the most grits in your area, why not roll around in them? On this edition of Saturdays Around the World, we’re getting an exclusive view of what it’s like to be a contender in the amazing Rolling in the Grits contest in South Carolina!

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The Joy of Sharing! New Wisdom On An Age-Old Cycle

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Whether you’re just starting out on your journey or you’ve become a master of your craft, you can be a part of a cycle that goes back millennia. What is this ancient cycle and how can it apply to our lives today? Let’s head to the hills of Colorado and find out!

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The 14-Year-Old Entrepreneur Bringing Sweetness to Everyone!

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14-year old Michael Platt is making life a little better for someone in need, one cupcake at a time. For every dessert he sells through his business, he’s donating one to shelters in his community—bringing some sweetness to those who could most use it. Here’s his amazing story! 

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Is Going Zero Waste Really Possible?

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Have you seen those people who can fit a year’s worth of garbage into a mason jar? Is that even possible? Meet a family that tried to live zero waste for a month and see how it went!

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A Funny-Looking Clam That’s Saving Communities!

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Can a clam help keep a culture alive? The impact the geoduck has had on the communities of the American Northwest goes even further, bringing together culinary experts, conservationists, and pallets around the globe! This intriguing mollusk is way more than just a delicacy on your plate!

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“Eating Local”: When the Most Delicious Ingredient is History

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What if sourcing our food “locally” also included bringing hundreds of years of delicious stories to life from the history of the land and sea the food comes from? How deep might those tastes reach in us? Here’s what that looks like for this pub in the UK! 

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How Do You Become a World Champion Pizza Spinner?

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Pizza spinning is mesmerizing, but what if you added fire, multiple flying doughs, and the occasional behind-the-back spin? That’s how world champion spinner Justin Wadstein does it! Get ready—you’ve never seen dough spun quite like this before.

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Can You Fit a 2-Acre Garden in a Shipping Container?

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How do we increase access to fresh, nutritious foods in places lacking the land to grow it? Square Roots may be bringing us towards the solution by growing the equivalent of a 2-acre garden inside a shipping container!

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Feeding the Soul and Ending Loneliness

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Can food fight loneliness? In the kitchens of the Healing Meals Community Project, food is giving people a place to come together, work in the service of others, and leave people changed for life!

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