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Bittman’s kitchen matrix helps cooks get creative
BERKELEY — Mark Bittman has an exponential theory of cooking: If you can cook one dish, you can cook thousands. And his latest cookbook, “Kitchen Matrix,” aims to help home cooks unlock that potential. But he does it minus much of the usual cookbook fodder. You won’t find ...
By Michelle Locke The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sadly, no recipe for pureed bass in Vitamix cookbook
When you speak to Jodi Berg, you find yourself hoping she’ll channel a little bit of Dan Aykroyd. After all, she’s the fourth generation to head her family’s Vitamix company, maker of those super powered blenders prized by home cooks and professional chefs alike for their ability to grind and...
By J.M. Hirsch The Associated Press FULL STORY
Students help first lady harvest White House garden
WASHINGTON — A gloved Michelle Obama wielded a pitchfork Tuesday to show some student helpers how to harvest the sweet potatoes in her White House garden. “We’ve got to dig these babies up,” she said of the orange tubers as beads of perspiration on her forehead glistened in the afternoon s...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
This day in history
In 1765, the Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up colonial grievances against England. In 1849, author Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore at age 40. In 1858, the fifth debate between Illinois senatorial candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas took place in Galesburg. In 1929, ...
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London’s Buckingham Palace has 244 bedrooms. Of those, 52 are for the royal family and guests and 188 bedrooms are for staff. *** The brothers’ last name in the musical film “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954) is Pontipee. Their first names are Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim...

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Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair
STOCKHOLM — Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on ..
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