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George Washington's Ice Cream Recipe: First, Cut Ice From River

George Washington had a powerful yen for coffee, according to records at his Mount Vernon home. A new exhibition reveals just how the Washington family cooked and ate.
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Swedish Fat Tuesday Delicacy Kept Alive In Portland

Back when refrigeration wasn't up to modern standards, Fat Tuesday was a time to clear the house of rich, indulgent foods. A Swedish church in Portland, Ore., keeps the Swedish version of the baking tradition alive, if not the religious observance.
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Dining After 'Downton Abbey': Why British Food Was So Bad For So Long

Dining was a very, very big deal in Edwardian England — and the food, it turns out, was pretty sophisticated. So why was British food derided as boring, tasteless fare for much of the 20th century? Here's the story.
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Mo Rocca Learns From The Masters: Grandparents

Every Sunday, Mo Rocca's grandmother made homemade ravioli for the family dinner. He says he deeply regrets not learning her recipes before she passed away. In My Grandmother's Ravioli, Rocca asks other people's grandparents to teach him how to cook.
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At Gates Bar-B-Q, The Ultimate Flavor Lies in Burnt Ends

In Kansas City, burnt ends make the barbecue. Ollie Gates helped transform the food from disreputable wrong-side-of-the-tracks fare to destination food served in a respectable restaurant.

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