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Wilderness On A Plate: A California Chef On His Foraged Feasts

Few American chefs take foraging wild foods quite as seriously as Daniel Patterson of Coi restaurant in San Francisco. At any given day, he might be cooking with California clams, lichen, coastal spinach, Monterey Cypress, and angelica root in one dish.
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How Two Bitter Adversaries Hatched A Plan To Change The Egg Business

The president of the Humane Society of the United States and the president of the United Egg Producers are an unlikely duo to lobby Congress to approve new rules for egg farmers. But they agree on the need for a law that would allow farmers to keep their chickens in more spacious cages.
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More Than Miso: Food Writer In Japan Records Struggling Region's Cuisine

In a new cookbook, food writer Elizabeth Andoh tells the story of the cuisine of Japan's Tohoku region, which was hard hit by last year's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. Andoh says it's important to document the region's cuisine now, because traditional dishes often disappear during periods of upheaval.
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Over Bowls Of Soup, Donors Find Recipe For Change

You don't have to have big bucks to join the latest trend in philanthropy. Soup groups around the country let diners pool their money to support deserving local initiatives. In Philadelphia, one dinner raised $225 for a teacher's class project.

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