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New Restaurateur Doubles As Capitol Hill Aide

Laura Schiller balances her role as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer with her new role as co-owner of Unum, a restaurant in Georgetown.
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Company Bets Robotic Vending Machine Pizza Is A Winner

It's Italians — the prideful, original pizza makers and the people who invented Slow Food — and Dutch partners who are trying to remake the pizza landscape with a superfast pizza-from-scratch vending machine. The company, A1 Concepts, says it's now shipping its machines to Atlanta.
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Pizza Coalition Protests Menu Labeling Proposal

Melissa Block and Robert Siegel explain why a group called the American Pizza Community is meeting with lawmakers Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
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Survey Says Apple Pie Rules, But There's Lots Of Room For Variety

Our audience, like the rest of America, loves apple pie — we're traditionalists. But in growing numbers, Americans are branching out to chocolate; key lime and cherry.
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Seattle Forager Inspires Others To Learn About Wild, Forgotten Foods

A walk in the woods isn't that different from a walk through the produce section of the supermarket for Langdon Cook, an influential Seattle forager, blogger, and home cook. He's dedicated to rekindling interest in forgotten foods.
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Surviving A Food Festival Without Getting A Tummy Ache

With the Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C. this week, and dozens of state fairs and festivals offering free samples of food on the summer horizon, we talked to an expert about how not to leave these events with a stomachache.

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