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The cover of a 1933 cookbook, Crisco Recipes For The Jewish Housewife, produced by Crisco's parent company Procter & Gamble, to promote the vegetable-based oil to the new wave of Jewish immigrants. from The New York Public Library (public domain) hide caption

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How A Corporation Convinced American Jews To Reach For Crisco

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In a new segment, "Help, I'm Hosting," on this week's Weekend Edition with Lulu Garcia-Navarro on NPR, Ted Allen offers advice for people hosting family and friends over the holidays. Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYCWFF hide caption

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'Help, I'm Hosting': Ted Allen Dishes On Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Cooking Wild Turkey

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Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish recipe. Ariel Zambelich & Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Cranberry Relish: The NPR Recipe That Divides Thanksgiving Tables

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From 200 to 2017, Anita Lo ran New York City restaurant Annisa, which held a Michelin star for nine consecutive years. Julie Smith hide caption

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In 'Solo,' Chef Anita Lo Celebrates The Art Of Cooking For One

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Carla Hall has a new book that explores her heritage and attempts to bring soul food to a wider audience. She embarked on a long journey through the South to investigate and get inspiration, and the story is a deep look into her philosophy. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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In Soul Food Cookbook, Chef Carla Hall Celebrates Black Culinary Heritage

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Chef David George Gordon shows biologist and host Haley Chamberlain Nelson how to prepare a tarantula meal on Bug Bites. The new five-part cooking show from Smithsonian Channel makes insects the star ingredient. Smithsonian Networks hide caption

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Jamila Aamer is the head chef at the Amal Women's Training Center. To date, she's trained more than 100 students. Rebecca Rosman/for NPR hide caption

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By Becoming Chefs, Stigmatized Women In Morocco Find Hope And Freedom

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Like other spring holidays, Sere Sal, the Yazidi new year, is about fertility and new life. An ancient Kurdish religious minority, the Yazidis color eggs for the holiday in honor of the colors that Tawus Melek, God's chief angel, is said to have spread throughout the new world. Nawaf Ashur hide caption

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Von Diaz drew on her experiences in her grandmother's Puerto Rican kitchen and her Southeastern American roots to write her cookbook, Coconuts and Collards. Ella Colley /University Press of Florida hide caption

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Puerto Rican Cooking And The American South Mix In 'Coconuts And Collards'

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A 19th-century scientist who told cooks to stop adding flour at the end of cooking traditional Norwegian porridge faced the wrath of a nation. Kjerstin Gjengedal/Getty Images hide caption

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While much of the world gorges on pancakes for Fat Tuesday, the semla is the go-to delicacy of the North, traditionally devoured just before Lent. It takes various forms (and names) throughout Scandinavia. AYImages/Getty Images hide caption

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Friendship bread is the chain letter of baking: A simple starter that you divvy up, keeping some for yourself and sharing the rest with others. It's an old tradition that connect neighbors through the act of sharing food. NPR would like to see you revive it in your community. Share your stories on social media — use #NPRFriendshipBread — and we might feature your experience in a follow-up story. Courtesy of Emily H. Landsman hide caption

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The Friendship Bread Project: Can Baking Promote Unity In A Divided World?

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Radio Silence, a cocktail developed by Damon Boelte of the Grand Army Bar in Brooklyn to honor Robert Siegel. Jenna Sterner/NPR hide caption

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The Ultimate Cocktail To Send Off An NPR Host: 'Radio Silence'

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Roy Miller fills cans with cooked collard greens. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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In A New Deal-Era Cannery, Old Meets New

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Black cake, a rich, molasses-spiced cake filled with drunken dried fruits, is a part of Christmas festivities throughout the Caribbean. The cake varies from island to island. Above, a black cake recipe from Trinidad. Deb Lindsey hide caption

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Step by step visual instructions for rolling the pavlova with peaches and blackberries. We use plums instead of peaches for our holiday version. Peden + Munk hide caption

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

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The FDA infamously sanctioned the Nashoba Brook Bakery for listing "love" as an ingredient in its granola, but our writer went on a quest to get that recipe. What she found was a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders. Courtesy of Nashoba Brook Bakery hide caption

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