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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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Sprinkle Pop's Unicorn Mix includes a variety of sprinkle textures and flavors. It's one of the company's most popular mixes. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Gourmet Sprinkles Make Sweets And Other Treats Sparkle

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Though the filling is not actually totally transparent, the name of the pie has stuck around since it first appeared in Kentucky newspapers in the 1890s. J. Tyler Franklin/WFPL hide caption

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On July 21, Sperry Chalet was still a beautiful refuge for those who made the trek into the wilderness. Courtesty of Bret Bouda hide caption

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"It's not just about making one German astronaut happy with fresh bread," Marcu explains. "There's really a deeper meaning to bread in space." Above, a photo illustration of bread in space. NASA/ Bake in Space GmbH hide caption

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Sweet n' Nasty molds hundreds of adult chocolates in house, including these handcuffs and keys — which are used to top bachelorettes' cakes or sold on their own with the phrase, "Eat your way out!" Courtesy of Sweet n' Nasty Bakery hide caption

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Dorie Greenspan's coffee cardamom cookies have freshly ground espresso in the dough. Davide Luciano /Courtesy of Dorie Greenspan hide caption

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Not For You, Cindy Lou! These Tasty Holiday Treats Are For Grown-Ups

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A batch of sourdough starter can live indefinitely, but it also requires a certain amount of care and feeding. In Sweden, bakers jetting off for vacation can leave their precious starters in the care of a sitter at the airport. iStockphoto hide caption

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"It's sunshine on a plate," says pastry chef and cookbook author Gesine Bullock-Prado, of her Mango Key Lime Pie. Tina Rupp/Stewart, Tabori and Chang hide caption

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A Pie For A Pie ... Day, That Is

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Susan Tannewitz-Karnes grew up eating Mrs. Lawrence every Christmas. The tea cake was so beloved that Tannewitz-Karnes and her siblings would argue over who received more than their fair share. Courtesy of Susan Tannewitz-Karnes hide caption

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After The Presents, A Buttery Tea Cake Tradition

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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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A Traditional Strudel Recipe 'Pulled' From The Past

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