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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Cooking, Chinese

Apr 4, 2013 — Fuchsia Dunlop shares a "Found Recipe" for stir-fried snow vegetable with green soybeans, a dish she enjoyed in the countryside near Shanghai.
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Nov 25, 2009 — If you're the kind of person who's always believed that a book can teach you to do anything, this year's crop of cookbooks will prove you right. Cooks lacking confidence will find comfort in detailed instructions and comprehensive how-tos.
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Nov 23, 2009 — Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's recipe for Barbecued Pork from Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking.
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Nov 19, 2009 — Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's recipe for Hunan Hot-and-Spicy Shrimp from Mastering The Art Of Chinese Cooking.
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Jan 16, 2009 — A tradition for the Chinese New Year is to leave out food for the kitchen god to ensure a prosperous year. Food writer Grace Young talks about the reasons for putting food on the altar —and some of the recipes her family cooks up, like fried garlic lettuce.
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Jul 23, 2008 — What happens when an entrenched culture suddenly opts for rapid change and the upheaval of centuries of cherished tradition? Maureen Corrigan finds some answers in two new works of nonfiction.
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May 2, 2008 — Fuchsia Dunlop was the first Westerner to study cooking at the Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine in the western Chinese city of Chengdu, back in the 1990s. She has written a food memoir of her time in China, Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper.
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Feb 20, 2008 — Growing up, Chinese-American writer Jennifer 8. Lee noticed the food at Chinese restaurants differed greatly from what her mother served at home, and an obsession was born. The result is a book called The Fortune Cookie Chronicles.
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Jul 18, 2005 — Melissa Block and food writer Grace Young trek through New York's Chinatown in search of wok hay, the magical essence released by a good wok when it's properly cared for and heated just right.
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