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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.
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School Lunch: Any Chicken In Those 'Food-Like Nubbins'?

It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents.
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Jackie Collins' Mob Princess Serves Up A Cookbook You Can't Refuse

Collins' The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook is named for her plucky heroine, the daughter of a former gangster. It's got recipes for linguine and the author's eponymous cocktail — but no health food.
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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.
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The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there's a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.
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Pass The Chipotle-Marrow Matzo Balls, It's Mexican Passover

When tequila meets Manischewitz in the same glass, Passover will never be the same. At Rosa Mexicano restaurants, the Passover menu is inspired by the cuisine of Mexico's nearly 40,000 Jews.
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Bringing Back Freshness And Flair To The Easter Table

Before you go whole hog on an Easter ham, deviled eggs or mashed potatoes, you might want to lighten things up with vegan fare. Food experts Bryant Terry and Frederick Douglass Opie share some ideas.
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Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong

Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that's an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.
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Americans, Just Get Over It And Make The Souffle

The souffle has inspired fear in the hearts of American cooks for decades. But the fluffy French dish is the victim of a bad rap, says baker Greg Patent — and he has a recipe to remedy it.
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Is Everything More Delicious When You Eat With Your Hands?

An Indian-American reporter recalls the deep shame he felt as a kid eating Indian food with his hands. But his daughter reminds him of the true joy of hand-eating, and he decides to try it in public.

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