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Tim Burton Pies Spin Fantasy Into Sugar And Art

Tim Burton's artwork, at once so playful and so often strangely dark, is perfectly suited to inspiring creative pie making in Los Angeles, as entries in KCRW's annual pie contest last year proved.
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Warning Against Eating Meat Has Chinese Olympians Off Their Game

The Chinese women's Olympic volleyball coach blamed his team's recent losses on their lack of access to safe meat while on the road. A lot of meat that's served in China is tainted with a chemical that's also considered a performance-enhancing drug.
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Maryland Ice Cream Landmark Prepares For A New Future

Soft Stuff has been dishing out soft-serve to hungry customers in Ellicott City, Md. since the 1980s. But this local ice-cream stand is about to see some major changes.

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A Maryland Woman Gets Wild In The Kitchen

We learn how to identify the local wild plants that can add new flavors to your cooking.

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Restaurants Give Ramen The Gourmet Treatment

Ramen is the food that nourished countless Americans through college all-nighters. Now local restaurants are transforming it in to haute cuisine.

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The Golden Era Of D.C. Dining, Or An Age Of Terror?

With the rash of recent restaurant closings in the region, we explore the changing face of D.C.'s restaurant scene, and learn what it takes for restaurants to survive and thrive as the District comes in to its own as a national culinary capital.

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In Lean Times, Creative Bakers Turn To Desperation Pies

Vinegar pie and green tomato pie don't usually top the list of America's favorite sweets. But in Depression-era America, these and other desperation pies that survive today showed off home cooks' ingenuity.

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