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How to have a pancake social at home

One of the annual class projects at the Midwestern boarding school where I grew up was making maple syrup. After collecting sap from the local stand of sugar maples, we’d stay up all night, boiling the stuff into syrup in a wood-burning contraption we’d set up near the decrepit tennis courts. Then we’d celebrate the season’s haul with a pancake social. It was a party we looked forward to all year – an excuse to pull an all-nighter outside when normally we’d be under curfew in the dorms, followed by the reward of towers of pancakes as night turned into morning.

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Quinn on Nutrition: Questions about fiber

Q: I (and maybe many others) have usually pulled off many of the strings that are on the segments of tangerines and clementines and discarded them. I do this because they occasionally get stuck between my teeth, but probably more so because of aesthetics. I now am wondering whether I have been discarding valuable 'fiber' or should I be mainly concerned with 'soluble fiber'? I don't think I am the only one that wonders about this nutritional habit."

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Is there any safe way to eat cookie dough? Your baking-safety questions answered

Taking away one of the small joys of baking, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is once again reminding families not to eat raw cookie dough. Its warning to "Say No to Raw Dough" comes as families prepare to bake in kitchens during the holiday season. The agency warns that eating or tasting unbaked products, such as dough or batter, can lead to illness – and kids can get sick from even handling raw dough.

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Here’s what’s in The Bank’s $100 cocktails

The second-floor lounge of The Bank – a market hall in on J Street in downtown Sacramento that opened in November 2018 – offers the most expensive cocktails in the city. Here's what make them so pricey.