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For The Origins Of Pie, Look To The Humble Magpie

Magpies and crows are well-known for their habit of collecting odds and ends in their nests. Not so very different, the thinking goes, from the way medieval cooks assembled ingredients for their pies.
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What's To Love And Loathe About Chocolate Milk?

Across the country, schools are tossing flavored milk out of lunchrooms as part of an effort to address the childhood obesity epidemic. Meanwhile, endurance athletes are increasingly embracing chocolate milk as a recovery drink. And there's some science to back that trend.
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Foolproof: The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

From roasting, smoking or even frying the bird, to particulars of brines and dry rubs, how to cook the Thanksgiving turkey is a debate about as old as the holiday itself. Host Audie Cornish talks with SAVEUR Editor-In-Chief James Oseland about his fail-proof method for producing the tastiest, juiciest Thanksgiving turkey.
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2011's Best Cookbooks, Tested And Tasted

There are many ways to describe the season between Thanksgiving and New Years, but for cooks, it's cooking season. People across the country are dusting off pots, pans and favorite cookbooks to prepare for multiple holiday dinners and all the meals in between. Host Audie Cornish speaks with Susan Chang of NPR's Kitchen Window about the best cookbooks to cook from or give for the holiday season.

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