Fortified dwelling and open air banquet, detail from a mosaic portraying a Nilotic landscape from El Alia, Tunisia. Roman Civilisation, 2nd century. Musée National Du Bardo (Archaeological Museum) DeAgostini/Getty Images hide caption

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The avocados on the right are Hass, America's favorite variety of the green fruit. At left are GEM avocados, the great-granddaughter of the Hass. GEM avocados grow well in California's Central Valley and, in taste tests, they scored better than the Hass in terms of eating quality. Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio hide caption

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Poultry workers at major U.S. meat-processing plants are highly susceptible to repetitive-motion injuries, denied bathroom breaks and are most often immigrants and refugees. Earl Dotter/Oxfam hide caption

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The small, red schisandra berry has a peculiar taste — five tastes, in fact, because it's considered to be at once sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent. Courtesy of Josef Brinckmann hide caption

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A life-size bronze statue of Ernest Hemingway leans on the bar at the author's regular spot at El Floridita, where every day a daiquiri is set before it. Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photo/Getty Images hide caption

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In "The Fish on My Plate," author and fisherman Paul Greenberg sets out to answer the question "what fish should I eat that's good for me and good for the planet?" As part of his quest to investigate the health of the ocean — and his own — Greenberg spent a year eating seafood at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Courtesy of FRONTLINE hide caption

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Jeremiah Tower is the subject of The Last Magnificent, a new documentary on his crash-and-burn career. It was produced by Anthony Bourdain, who feels that Tower has been denied his due in the American culinary pantheon. Courtesy of The Orchard hide caption

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The Eugene J. Candy Co., which opened a year ago in Brooklyn, stocks offbeat novelties like wax fangs as well as its own experimental confections. Courtesy of Eugene J. hide caption

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Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination

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Anthony Bourdain And Jeremiah Tower On 'The Last Magnificent'

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Reinford Farms has 700 dairy cows. As you can imagine, they produce a lot of ... um... material to be converted into electricity. Dani Fresh for WHYY hide caption

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Not My Job: We Quiz The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, On Footwear

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