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Coconut Conservationist Seeks Pacific Islands For Fun And Palm Preservation

Are the sources for your trendy coconut water and oil in danger? Not yet, says a French scientist, but he has an elaborate vision for how to overcome the coconut's biological challenges and ensure that the plant's dozens of varieties stick around for a long time.
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Tracking The Elusive 'Chocolate' Persimmon

The maru variety is not available in stores near you. But if you know of a nearby Japanese family farm, you may be able to find this rare fruit, known for its deep brown color. Juicy and sweet without being cloying, this persimmon is a treat.
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Don't Panic! It's Not Too Late To Plan A Turkey Feast

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but what if you're pressed for time or just a kitchen klutz? Cookbook author Katie Workman says pulling off the holiday meal boils down to simplifying, delegating and letting the supermarket do some of the work.
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Apps Help You Tackle Thanksgiving With Technology

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we get cooking app recommendations from two professionals: Christine Carroll, co-author of Come In, We're Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World's Best Restaurants and Jacqui Cheng, an editor with the tech news website, Ars Technica.
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Could Nate Silver Predict How Good Your Pumpkin Pie Will Be?

Scientists have come up with an algorithm to guess how many stars a recipe will receive online. By building "social networks" for ingredients, the algorithms also reveal how we mix and match spices, make dishes more healthful and customize flavor profiles.
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Classroom To Cupcakes: Two Principals Exchange Old Careers For New

A year ago, two former DCPS principals exchanged the daily grind of running a school for the early-morning work of running a cupcake business, Cooks 'N Cakes.

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