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The envelope, please: On Tuesday morning, the James Beard Foundation, one of the country’s leading culinary nonprofit organizations, announced the finalists for its annual Restaurant and Chef Awards and Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards.
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What if we told you there’s a way to cook your Thanksgiving turkey that’s faster, easier and less messy than roasting it in the oven?
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Has Alton Brown invented the world’s largest pizza oven?