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Foodie History: Cookbooks And American Food Culture

Home cooks have long relied on cookbooks for inspiration and practical education in the kitchen. But cookbooks also serve as interesting historical documents.

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Some Restaurants In Israel Declare A Kosher Rebellion

The country's ultra-Orthodox Jews control kosher certification, but some restaurants are raising objections and forming their own rival certification association. The dispute is part of a wider debate over how Israel should manage the relationship between church and state.
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Perhaps Another Reason To Spike That Eggnog?

A few years ago, Science Friday, in collaboration with microbiologist Vince Fischetti and his lab at The Rockefeller University, conducted an experiment looking into a perennial holiday concern: will alcohol kill bacteria in homemade eggnog? We bring you the results. Please note: the sample size in this study is rather small, a single batch of nog.
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Booches' Famous Burgers Seek New Buns After Hostess Plant Closes

It's not just Twinkie hoarders and Ding Dong lovers that feel the pain of the Hostess factory closings. For the first time in about 40 years, Booches Billiard Hall in Columbia, Mo. has to go elsewhere to source the buns for its famous burgers. Regulars say they are adapting to the change.
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N.Y. Fast-Food Workers Strike For Better Wages

Fast-food workers staged protests Thursday at restaurants in New York. The workers said their low wages need to be raised. But with the economy still slow, restaurant managers are determined to hold down labor costs so they can offer dollar foods.
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Tastier Winter Tomatoes, Thanks To A Boom In Greenhouse Growing

Just because it's cold doesn't mean we should have to give up delicious tomatoes. The "buy-local" movement has spurred a boom in greenhouse grown winter tomatoes in cold climates from Jackson Hole, Wyo., to Madison, Maine. And it uses less water and less land than conventional methods.

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