Slovak language instructor Julia Vrablova sought out women who could teach her to make the dough for tahana strudla, which can be made with ground poppy seeds, apple or sour cherries. Courtesy of Sasa Woodruff hide caption

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Parallel processing: Couscous cooks in the coffee maker's carafe while broccoli and cauliflower steam in the basket. Morgan Walker/ NPR hide caption

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According to big data, this bacon and avocado sandwich should be a party for your tastebuds. iStockphoto hide caption

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Washington Post Food and Travel Editor Joe Yonan whips up some macaroni and cheese in an NPR mug. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Presilla's Ecuadorian Spicy Onion and Tamarillo Salsa, made right in David Greene's kitchen. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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Does bell pepper and black tea sound appetizing? A computer may think so. Ryan Smith/NPR hide caption

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All out of nutmeg? The same algorithms that predicts your friends on Facebook can also figure out ingredient substitutions for your pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. Courtesy of Lada Adamic. hide caption

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Variations On Chocolate Cake: Google's new Recipe View is designed to help cooks sift through recipes on the web. Here, the results for a search for Molten Chocolate Cake. NPR hide caption

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