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How-To: Cook Dried Beans

Preparing dried beans in three easy stepsby Ed CoffinDried beans are low in fat, high in protein and fiber, and incredibly inexpensive. What keeps most of us from enjoying them is the time and preparation required to make them edible. Fortunately, the process can be simplified into three easy steps that will have you eating

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Book Review: Almost Meatless

Almost Meatless: Recipes That Are Better for Your Health and the Planetby Jay Manning and Tara Mataraza DesmondTen Speed Press; $22.50Traditionally, there has been a great divide between diehard vegetarians and meat eaters, and it is apparent in most modern-day cookbooks.

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Iron Chef: Fishtown

Why a cast iron skillet is all you’ll ever need 
Several years ago, I moved into an old house in Madison, WI and found a cast iron skillet in the basement. Raised by Teflon lovers, I was wary. It took a graybeard neighbor—a kind of cast iron prophet—to convince me I should try it. “You

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