The pillars of Caribbean cuisine, framing the front of a streetside stall. Ellen Silverman/Courtesy of Media Masters Publicity hide caption

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Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, used to cook alongside his wife. Brady/Getty Images hide caption

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The deconstructed, hexagonal salad nicoise: perfect for all your gourmand geek friends. Courtesy of Chris-Rachel Oseland hide caption

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"Tea-Time at the Masters" is a popular Junior League of Augusta cookbook first published in 1977. It's now in its 17th reprint. Courtesy of The Association of Junior Leagues International 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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Historian and cookbook author Eleni Nikolaidou with her book Starvation Recipes. Recession-hit Greeks are fascinated with the book's World War II-era survival tips and recipes. Thanassis Stavrakis/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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