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Operation Barbecue Relief (OBR) is a nonprofit organization of competition BBQ enthusiasts who feed communities affected by natural disasters. OBR just took home the top prize at this year's Houston Rodeo World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, beating out 250 other teams from around the world. Get all the juicy details. read more
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Offal is moving to the center of the plate. These cuts are increasingly popular in fancy restaurants and local diners across America. Demand for lesser known cuts has grown so much that it's shrinking the price gap between them and once-desirable cuts like beef tenderloin and ribeye steaks. Get the full story here. read more
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The country sausage known as scrapple is a Pennsylvania Dutch staple. Made from pork scraps bound with cornmeal, it's standard diner breakfast fare. Now, fancy scrapples are showing up in hip restaurants from Philadelphia and New York to Chicago and Los Angeles. Find out how to make and use this "country charcuterie." read more
chefs celebrating at world restaurant awards ceremony
Winners of the inaugural World Restaurant Awards were just announced in Paris. A few well-known and several little-known chefs and restaurants were among those pushing boundaries and setting standards for culinary excellence around the globe. Find out all the winners here, and where to eat next if you're traveling. read more
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Lab grown meat. Plant based meats. Can these products be called meat? The U.S. Agriculture Department has yet to weigh in on fair and accurate food labeling for meat alternatives that have already flooded the marketplace. Click here to read more. read more
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Remember "pink slime," that strange component of ground beef? Now the USDA says it can simply be labeled "ground beef." ABC News broke the story about "pink slime" back in 2012, and it has since paid millions of dollars to meat processors in restitution. Read all the details here. read more
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Where are the trendy restaurants in America right now? Sure, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and L.A. have loads of rock star chefs. But the real heat is in second-tier cities like Philadelphia PA, Minneapolis MN, San Antonio TX, and Asheville NC. Check out what’s cooking around the country. read more

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