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Rooting Into This Chef’s Life

Vivian Howard was trudging through work on her Pantene account at a corporate New York City advertising agency when the unthinkable happened. Almost 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11,

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Who Knew That ‘Shark Tank’ Was Such a Delicious Food Incubator?

The food industry is freakin’ tough, what with low profit margins, perishable products, competition from me-too companies, and food safety and ethics scandals. Kudos to those who try and especially

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“The Wiener’s Circle”: Hot Dogs on a Shtick

In 1996 I was living in Chicago—how did I miss the radio broadcast of This American Life’s “A Night at the Wiener Circle”? (It played on local air only, though

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“Food Forward”: After the Apocalypse, Collards

A new TV pilot broadcasting on PBS this month takes a fresh point of view on America’s urban farming movement. In Food Forward’s 30-minute pilot episode, the producers take a

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“No Kitchen Required”: Bungle in the Jungle

If you ever watched a grimacing Bear Grylls eat a huge roach in the Amazon rainforest and declare, “It tastes like putrid cheeeese,” then you know the voyeuristic thrill of

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Season 2 of “The Pioneer Woman”: Roped and Branded

Ree Drummond has a face that looks as pale and soft as biscuit dough, dimpled and a little jowly. It’s a face that never once loses its grin through entire

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Food TV: “Sweet Genius” Is Pure Genius

You look at Ron Ben-Israel and think: Seriously? The host of the Food Network’s pastry competition show Sweet Genius is like a composite of Mike Myers and Dana Carvey. He’s

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