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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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At Burmese Dissident's Cafe, A Taste Of Politics And Salad

Myat Thu knew early that he was destined as a cook to make salads. His restaurant on the Thai side of the border with Myanmar specializes in Burmese salads. Thu has been cautiously watching Myanmar's political change, hoping to go home one day.

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