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Improbably, a girl finds strawberries in the snow to feed her stepmother in The Three Little Men in the Woods. Arthur Rackham, Little Brother and Little Sister and other Tales by the Brothers Grimm hide caption

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The pudding's dark glossy dome is flamed with brandy and carried to the table before the shimmering blue aura dies away. Chris Elwell/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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