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Maria Godoy

Maria Godoy appears in the following:

Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It's Not The Water)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Popular myth has long credited New York's soft water for the city's irresistibly crusty, chewy bagels. But the chemistry behind a superior bagel is more complicated.

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From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Gone is the short, goofy burger thief of the 1970s and '80s. In his place, the chain has created a hunky masked man in skinny jeans and a fedora. An improvement? Tell us what you think.

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 2015

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

Friday, April 10, 2015

The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure up recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.

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Tea Tuesdays: How Tea + Sugar Reshaped The British Empire

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

When tea met sugar, they formed a power couple that altered the course of history. It was a marriage shaped by fashion, health fads and global economics. And it doomed millions of Africans to slavery.

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Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again

Thursday, March 26, 2015

As much as a third of the produce grown on some farms is rejected because it doesn't meet beauty standards. But it's still tasty and healthy. One big firm is now telling growers: Give us your uglies.

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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

Monday, March 23, 2015

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has mobilized to save French food traditions.

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Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.

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If Apple Made iMilk And Nike Sold Fruit: Designer Groceries As Art

Monday, February 09, 2015

A designer has reimagined a host of everyday edibles as high-end grocery items. It's a project that explores how branding influences our purchases — and where the ethical boundaries lie for designers.

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Would You Eat At A Restaurant That Skipped The Hand-Washing?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Apparently, making restaurant workers wash their hands before exiting the bathroom is a sign of regulation gone overboard. At least that's what Republican Sen. Thom Tillis suggested on Monday.

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Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.

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What's More Nutritious, Orange Juice Or An Orange? It's Complicated

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A study suggests that when it comes to oranges, juice may unlock more of some beneficial nutrients for our bodies to absorb than fruit does. But don't use that as an excuse to gulp down OJ just yet.

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On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King's honor.

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Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Latin America, but there are hundreds of different versions. Whose is best? That's a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.

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Japan's Beloved Christmas Cake Isn't About Christmas At All

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Japanese Christmas cake takes its name from the Christian holiday, but it actually symbolizes building a life of prosperity from nothing. And it's ubiquitous (it's even in your smartphone).

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The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.

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In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets' high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.

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After $4.75 Million Auction, Watson Will Get Nobel Medal Back

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

"In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognizing his achievements is unacceptable," says Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov.

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Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she's creating more confusion than clarity about food.

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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

Monday, November 24, 2014

If you're giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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