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Why do our brains love fatty foods?

A study has found that our brain is to blame for our love of french fries and other fatty/carbohydrate loaded meals. Read more

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Nutty pastry fingers in Mende

VALENCE, France (AP) — After a brief respite, the Tour de France heads for the heights again on Saturday when almond and hazelnut pastry fingers point the way for surviving riders through terrain featuring ancient artworks and fanciful architecture. Read more

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Truffle treasures in the Drome region

ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — As the Tour de France's weary cyclists get some respite after three days scaling mountains, the race enters the terrain of a truffle that is so highly prized it's nicknamed the "black diamond." Read more

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Donkey ears on daunting Alpe d'Huez

LA ROSIERE, France (AP) — Lasagna named after a donkey's ears and a nip of Chartreuse liqueur await the cyclists of the Tour de France on their way up one of the race's famous summits. Read more

Pump up the spice: Grilled, chile-spiked fruit salsa brings the sweet heat

Here we are in the heart of grilling season, a time when people who love outdoor cooking will look for any excuse to fire up the grill. Enthusiasts happily toss just about any ingredient on the fire, from heads of radicchio or Belgian endive quickly charred for a delicious salad to kabobs, sausages, burgers,... Read more

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Salut to genepi, an herbal Alpine cure

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) — On the second day of racing in the Alps, Tour de France riders take on a relatively short stage but their legs will still strain to overcome several peaks before an unforgiving 18-kilometer climb to the tourist resort of La Rosiere. Read more

Former Oklahoma National Guard headquarters becoming brewery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A historic armory that served as the headquarters of the Oklahoma National Guard will be converted into a brewery complex that will include a hotel, restaurant and stores. Read more

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🍷Central Illinois wine: 24 wineries & vineyards in the Land of Lincoln

Enjoy great food, drinks and company locally with this listing of Central Illinois wineries and vineyards. Read more

Brats, BBQ and Baja tacos: Here's each state's most iconic dish

From fish tacos in California to bratwurst in Wisconsin and barbecue in Missouri, here's a look at the food that represents each state, acc… Read more

Weird foods and drinks to deep-fry

If you’re craving indulgent fair food, you can actually make some of these deep-fried creations at home. Read more

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The Kitchn: For perfect grilled corn, stick to a smart but simple method. With recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob. With 1 color image: Grilled Corn on the Cob. Read more

UN says fish production rising, overfishing still a problem

ROME (AP) — The U.N. food agency says global fish production is expected to grow 18 percent over the coming decade, even as farmed fish production slows down and the numbers of wild-caught fish level off. Read more

From trash to treat: Rock shrimp's rise to fame in Florida

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A seafood once considered trash is celebrating 50 years as a popular Florida cuisine. Read more

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