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By Gary Frank

As far as she’s concerned, Tara Pastuszek has the perfect career.

“I have no problem getting up for the day knowing I have to cook,” says Pastuszek, a marine chef on the research vessel Point Sur for Moss Landing...

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By Emily Hopkins

When we first reached Justin Boyette on his cell phone, he was busy tasting wine in California. It was just home-work, really, a matter of checking out the competition.

“I...

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By Doug McInnis

American kids are obsessed with thinness, yet more and more of them are overweight, if not obese. They try myriad weight-loss schemes, yet nothing seems to work. This is the panorama Abby Ellin, New York Times columnist and author, explores in...

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By Gary Frank

As far as Robert Stegall-Smith is concerned, the term “foodie” represents a welcome trend in American life.

“It works for me because people love food but hate to...

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By Jennifer Campbell

“Fred Wilcox told me I wrote like a French philosopher,” says Jennifer Patterson. She laughs, and adds, “and he didn’t mean that in a good way.” The associate professor of writing urged her to avoid emulating...

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