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October 20, 2014
Gastronomer: A biped of the human kind who never eats or drinks without being hungry or thirsty; who never swallows food before having thoroughly masticated it, and never masticates before having tasted it; who never eats or drinks anything the property of which is not known; never eats too much, even of quails, civet, or matelote; and never drinks too much, even of water.

Pierre Blot 1867
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Cooking Tip of the Month: Washing fruits and vegetables

Wash fruits and vegetables with cool tap water before use. Thick- skinned produce may be scrubbed with a brush. Do not use soap.
 
Source:   United States Department of Agriculture
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