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Cooking School Spreads Immigrants' Skills And Ethnic Recipes

Culture Kitchen, a San Francisco company, hires first-generation immigrants as cooking instructors. It tries to find talented cooks who wouldn't normally be teaching because of a language barrier or lack of formal training.
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Europe's Mixed Record On Animal Antibiotics

Yesterday, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to proceed with a 1977 plan to outlaw the use of certain antibiotics as growth promotion drugs for livestock. American farmers are unsure about how this could impact their industry, but there's a real-world example that provides some answers: Europe, and specifically Denmark.
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How Homegrown Charcoal May Get Your Garden Through A Drought

Biochar has enjoyed a certain revival because it can pull and store the carbon in greenhouse gases from the air. Everyone from California grape growers to home gardeners on YouTube are trying it out.
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Kitchen Calamity? Now You Can Tweet For Help

The Food52 Hotline, a new service on Twitter, promises 24-hour cooking advice, and it delivers. But don't expect an instant answer in the middle of the night.

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Wal-Mart And Grocers To Offer Beef Without 'Pink Slime'

Wal-Mart has become the latest food retailer to announce that it's making changes after listening to customer concerns about lean finely textured beef, known by detractors as "pink slime."

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Betting Big On D.C.'s Next Big Snack Craze

Could popcorn be the new cupcake in D.C.? These local entrepreneurs are putting all their kernels in one basket and saying yes.

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