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In Chicago the Sun-Times answers two different requests for recipes with savory hazelnut-stuffed Lebanese olives and sweet Lyonnaise galette. It also encourages us to use more anchovies, discusses Chicago's local beer, and Sustainable Table American food tours.

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In Washington D.C. they are looking at healthy pantries and healthy lunches. They also give a great roundup of food festivals, and they include recipes for Pear Crepes and Fall Fruit Crisp. They also discuss fresh figs, tomato crumble, and spinach imposters.

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In Iowa the Des Moines Register taste-tests those expensive $14 cake mixes from Sprinkles and Williams-Sonoma. They also discuss Americans' confidence in local over imported foods, and they offer a recipe for Smoky Cilantro Pesto Beef Crostini from a local beef recipe contest finalist.

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In Seattle they offer some tips on becoming an olive oil expert, and a recipe for Grilled Lemongrass Shrimp and Rice Noodles. They also offer tips for packing a green lunch and a recipe for Rosh Hashana honeycake.

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