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Molly Malone: A Soup And Song For St. Patrick's Day

Irish cookbook author Rachel Allen shares a recipe for Molly Malone chowder, a soup inspired by the Irish folk song about a doomed fishmonger.
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Shanghai's Dead Pigs: Search For Answers Turns Up Denials

The discovery of thousands of dead pigs floating in the waters around Shanghai has turned up disturbing reports: of pig dumping and the sale of meat from diseased animals among pig farmers. In the village where some of the pigs came from, we found serial denials.
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Eating In The Embassy: Getting Hungry For Hungarian Food

We continue our Eating in the Embassy series with a trip to the Embassy of Hungary, where Chef Viktor Merényi has been wowing guests with his new-fangled take on Hungarian cuisine for four years.

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It's Russian Mardi Gras: Time For Pancakes, Butter And Fistfights

Across Russia, pancakes and butter abound as the country marks a week-long celebration before the start of Orthodox Lent. Pagan in origin, Maslenitsa calls for plenty of eating, sledding, merrymaking – and even organized fistfights.
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Yes, The New Pope Cooks, But He's No Foodie

One of the first personal tidbits to emerge about Pope Francis: He cooks for himself. But austerity and humility are two of the new pontiff's defining characteristics. And they seem to extend to his eating habits.
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Sorry, But Bananas Won't Calm Your Caffeine Jitters

Can eating a banana counter the effects of being over-caffeinated? That's a claim that's been circulating around blogs recently. Some baristas swear by it, but we talked to a scientist who explains why it just isn't true.

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