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Shad Are Angling To Once Again Be The Tasty Harbinger Of Spring

For centuries, the shad run signaled that spring had arrived. But pollution, dams and overfishing decimated the once-mighty American shad. Now young chefs are working to rekindle a taste for this seasonal, local treat.
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Does A Chocolate Habit Help Keep You Lean?

New research suggests that frequent chocolate consumption may favorably influence metabolism. It adds to the growing evidence that our bodies may not treat all calories the same way.
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'Pink Slime' Maker Halts Production, But Ground Beef Will Still Contain Trimmings

Beef Products Inc., says it was forced to close three out of its four plants, to protect itself and its employees. But it stands behind the safety of its product, calling the "pink slime" brouhaha a series of "unfounded and misguided attacks."
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Cooking School Spreads Immigrants' Skills And Ethnic Recipes

Culture Kitchen, a San Francisco company, hires first-generation immigrants as cooking instructors. It tries to find talented cooks who wouldn't normally be teaching because of a language barrier or lack of formal training.

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