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

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Pitmaster Rodney Scott seasons a roasting hog behind a barbecue restaurant in Birmingham, Ala. Scott has been touring the South with a makeshift barbecue pit to raise money to rebuild his family's cookhouse after it burned down in November. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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It's All Grade A Now: Different grades of maple syrup are displayed in East Montpelier, Vt. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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