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Taco Bell wants customers to collect its sauce packets so they can be turned into other products rather than sent to the landfill. Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Taco Bell hide caption

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The World's Largest Entertainment McDonald's in Orlando, Fla., was once known for its bizarre exterior. The restaurant has since undergone renovations. It is a planned stop on Max Krieger's tour of strange and unusual McDonald's in Florida. NNECAPA Photo Library hide caption

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Amanda Little: What Is The Future Of Our Food?

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Jasmine Crowe: What Can We Do To Tackle Food Waste And Hunger?

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Sean Sherman: What Can We Learn From Indigenous Culinary Traditions?

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Alexis Nikole Nelson: How Foraging Restored My Relationship With Food

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A crab cake is pictured from Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen in Baltimore, where chef John Shields is experimenting with adding tofu to his crab mix. Courtesy of Gertrude's Chesapeake Kitchen hide caption

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Sacrilegious Or Just Economical? Famous Maryland Chef Adds Tofu To His Crab Cakes

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Customers walks into a McDonald's restaurant, in London on Aug. 24. McDonald's says it has pulled milkshakes from the menu in all 1,250 of its British restaurants because of supply problems stemming from a shortage of truck drivers. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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McDonald's Is Out Of Milkshakes In The U.K. And A Truck Driver Shortage Is To Blame

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating two salmonella outbreaks that are tied to Italian-style meats like salami and prosciutto that are often used for charcuterie boards. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Starbucks beat its own record this year, rolling out the pumpkin spice latte a full 24 hours earlier than it did last year. Still, it lags behind the Aug. 18 Dunkin's rollout of a similar beverage. Chelsea Kyle/Starbucks hide caption

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Sister Doris Engelhard, a 72-year-old Franciscan nun and master brewer at the Mallersdorf Abbey brewery in northeastern Bavaria. Lena Mucha for NPR hide caption

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A Pilgrimage To Meet Germany's Last Beer-Brewing Nun

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The FDA sent a warning letter to Midwestern Pet Foods after an inspection found high levels of aflatoxin in their food and poor food safety programs. Here, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier is pictured. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

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Saweetie speaks at Sprite's Live from the Label Virtual Concert Series in Los Angeles. The best-selling rapper recently became the latest celebrity to have her own branded meal at McDonald's. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Sprite hide caption

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Beninese chef and cookbook author Valerie Vinakpon, center, is coming up with novel ways to present her country's fare, hoping to get people excited about Beninese cooking. Above, she talks to High On The Hog co-hosts Jessica B. Harris, left, and Stephen Satterfield, right, at her restaurant Saveurs du Benin. Netflix hide caption

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A combination of dependency on tips and requirements to appear positive on the job — "service with a smile" — contributes to a culture of sexual harassment in the service industry, a new study says. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP hide caption

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The average American eats more than 22 pounds of ice cream an frozen treats a year. Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 hide caption

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The Joy Of Ice Cream's Texture

July is National Ice Cream Month — and Sunday, July 18 is National Ice Cream Day (in the US)! Flavors range from the classics — vanilla and chocolate — to the adventurous — jalapeño and cicada. But for some people, including ice cream scientist Dr. Maya Warren, flavor is only one part of the ice cream allure. So in today's episode, Emily Kwong talks with Short Wave producer Thomas Lu about some of the processes that create the texture of ice cream, and how that texture plays into our enjoyment of the tasty treat.

The Joy Of Ice Cream's Texture

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