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What Ever Happened To The Boozy Cake In 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

In Harper Lee's classic first novel, Scout Finch's neighbor is known for her Lane cakes. But it's now hard to find this Southern layered sponge cake filled with raisins and whiskey anywhere.
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Clean Eating During Ramadan

For the thousands of Muslims in the D.C. area, Ramadan is more than four weeks without food. We explore how different communities observe the holy month.

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Hey Yogurt-Maker, Where'd You Get Those Microbes?

Making yogurt requires bacteria — but which strains of bacteria? There are dozens to choose from, and that choice affects yogurt's tartness and texture.
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The 'Immortal' Homemade Yogurt That Traveled 'Round The World

An Indian immigrant in Oklahoma missed the yogurt she'd grown up with. So when she traveled to India, she brought some back to use to make it herself. Forty years later, that yogurt lives on.

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Egg War: Why India's Vegetarian Elite Are Accused Of Keeping Kids Hungry

Serving eggs in free school meals could boost the protein-deficient diets of poor, lower caste Indian school kids. But in some Indian states, powerful vegetarian politicians have thwarted these plans.
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Prozac In The Yogurt Aisle: Can 'Good' Bacteria Chill Us Out?

In recent years, a body of research has shown that beneficial microbes play a critical role in how our bodies work. And it turns out there's a lot of communication between our gut and our brain.
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Does Iceland Need New Cows To Keep Up With Demand For Skyr?

It's no longer a secret that Iceland makes a delicious yogurt-like dairy product called skyr. The trouble is, Iceland's dairy cows don't produce much milk. Farmers are wondering what to do.
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Caviar + Mango: Chef Watson Wants You To Cook Outside The Comfort Zone

IBM and Bon Appétit have launched a Web app that generates surprising and delicious recipes for whatever is in your kitchen. The hope is that Watson's insight will lead home cooks to push boundaries.
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A Crime Of Passion: When The Love Of Yogurt Burned Too Bright

Edgar Diaz poured his heart into building a yogurt company whose product won accolades. So why did he burn down his factory? The answer is a kind of love story: an ill-fated love affair with yogurt.
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How To Hack Béarnaise, A Mother Of A French Sauce

Béarnaise is a classic French sauce typically served with steak. But it's tricky for a home chef to keep the raw egg and the butter in it from separating. A chef reveals his secret weapon.

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