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'Tuesdays With Dorie': A Community In The Kitchen

In 2008, an online community of bakers vowed to bake one recipe a week from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook Baking: From My Home to Yours. Four years and 370 recipes later, the enthusiastic cooks finished baking all of the galettes and cobblers in December 2011.
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Drink Coffee? Off With Your Head!

By now, many New Year's resolvers are finding out how difficult it is to give up caffeine. History brims over with coffee-lovers who couldn't bring themselves to quit the bean — even when they faced decapitation.
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Cooking Up Change: How Food Helped Fuel The Civil Rights Movement

Food twines its way through the history of the civil rights movement. Sit-ins at lunch counters helped galvanize the movement. Proceeds from bake sales supported bus boycotters; many of the customers were segregationists unaware they were making the movement they opposed stronger with every fancy cake they bought.
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Waste Whey? Some Say No Way.

Over the years, dairy producers and food scientists have found a multitude of uses for whey, the byproduct of cheese-making. Now, German scientists have found a way to turn it into plastic.
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Sick From The Stick: When Teens Cook Venison Kabobs

Killing and cooking wild deer for a high school class project turned bad when 29 teenagers fell ill with E. coli. Cooking the meat as kabobs may have spread the bugs. And teenage food safety habits didn't help.

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