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Shucking Oysters By The Thousands, With A Steady Smile

For 40 years, Maryland's George Hastings has been shucking oysters at festivals and competitions around the U.S. And while the work can be grueling, he says he'll only quit when it stops being fun.

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Girl Scouts Bring Cookie Sales Online With Sites, App

Melissa Block talks with Kaeleigh Sturgeon at her high school in Robbinsville, N.J., about how she'll use the new "Digital Cookie App" when selling Girl Scout cookies.
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Fill 'Er Up: The Joys Of Good Gas Station Food

Forget dried-out doughnuts and creepy-looking hot dogs. In cities across the U.S., patrons can fill up on gourmet grub and top off their tanks in one stop.
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Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

You can lead children to vegetables, but can you make them eat? In one school lunch program, kids will tell you upfront what they think of your veggies — and what you should do with them.
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Feeling Like A Holiday Glutton? It May Be Time To Try A Fast

Restricting your calories for short periods of time may be one way to counter seasonal overeating. A few studies make a cautious but encouraging case for the health benefits of regular "minifasts."
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Mexican Chef Serves Up An Authoritative Guide To Her Country's Cuisine

Unlike other exhaustive guides to Mexico's diverse regional foods, Mexico: The Cookbook was written by a Mexican. Margarita Carrillo's recipes aim for simplicity to lure American readers to explore.
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'The Banh Mi Handbook': A Guide To A Viet-French Sandwich

Food writer Andrea Nguyen dives into the story of banh mi, a Vietnamese street sandwich with a French colonial past that's been popping up on menus around the country.
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Chicken Confidential: How This Bird Came To Rule The Cultural Roost

Andrew Lawler's Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? explores the secret to the domesticated bird's success: "You can turn the chicken into almost anything," he says, from religious symbol to dinner.
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From Humble Salt To Fancy Freezing: How To Up Your Cocktail Game

You don't need to have liquid nitrogen at your next cocktail party — but it's certainly a sure-fire way to impress your guests. Expert mixologist Dave Arnold walks you through it.
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A Boozy Parisian Pineapple That Tastes Like The Holidays

Dorie Greenspan struggled to recreate a friend's sweet dessert, but he just wouldn't divulge his secret. "It's nothing," he said. "It's so simple." Turns out, it is simple — once you have the recipe.

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