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Please Look at These Adorable Photos of Jamie Oliver and His Family — Kitchen Heroes

(Image credit: @jamieoliver)

When it comes to celebrity families, we don't always see the most positive picture painted. Most celebrity families seem a little outlandish in all the wrong ways (you know the ones I'm talking about), but for some reason folks still flock to them.

I'm the type of person who is more enamored of celebrities who seem to work incessantly hard at their family relationships as they do their business. Jamie Oliver and his crew are pretty much at the top of that list.

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How a Family of 7 Eats for $125 a Week in Peterborough, New Hampshire — Food Budget Diaries

Welcome to Kitchn's Food Budget Diaries series, where we show you how people around the country spend money on what they eat and drink. Each post will follow one person for one week and will chronicle everything that person consumed and how much it costs them.

Name: Sarah-Ann
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Age: 37
Number of people in family: 7 (my husband; me; 18-year-old son, Jason; 17-year-old daughter, Jocelyn; 14-year-son, Benjamin; 9-year-old daughter, Alyssa; and 8-year-old daughter, Ari. Note that my oldest child is away this week so we only have six people in our household this week.
Occupation: My husband is a health store manager and I'm a photographer (lots of school and sports-related things).
Household income: $68,000 (doesn't include my income since mine is seasonal. Our budget is based on my husband's income because it is steady, something we can always count on).
Weekly food budget: $125

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Dorie Greenspan’s Favorite Baking Tool — Shopping

Dorie Greenspan bakes in three different kitchens (in New York, Paris, and Connecticut). She has a stand mixer in each, but the five-quart KitchenAid stand mixer in her New York kitchen has a special place in her heart. Purchased almost 40 years ago, it was an incredible splurge at the time, Dorie says. At a few hundred bucks, it's still a major expense for many of us these days, too. If you can swing it, though, Dorie calls it a very wise investment.

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My Healthy Morning: Hannah Black and Carla Perez-Gallardo — My Healthy Morning

Welcome to Kitchn's series My Healthy Morning, where we show you how one person greets the day in a way that makes them feel their best. Each post will chronicle how that person defines healthy for themselves, and the habits and recipes that make their morning a little bit better.

We first met Hannah Black and Carla Perez-Gallardo, the artists-turned-chefs behind Lil Deb's Oasis, a year ago this month. We were exploring Upstate New York for our Bite-Sized Guide series. We were immediately smitten with the duo and their vibrant-hued, neon-lit restaurant in Hudson, New York. Smart, sassy, and soulful are words that could be used to describe both the women, their cafe, and their home kitchen.

We checked back in with Hannah and Carla to find out what healthy looks like for two busy restaurateurs, and their idea of the perfect morning. (Sleeping in is involved.)

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​Joanna Gaines Is Coming Out with a Cookbook — Pop Culture

If your heart stopped when you heard the news that Fixer Upper would be ending after its fifth season, you weren't alone. Fans of the show, and the wildly popular couple behind it, were so distraught most of us missed the quiet announcement that Chip and Joanna Gaines are also working on a cookbook.

Yes, that's right! In addition to launching a tableware and home decor line for Target, the house-flipping duo will be putting together their best recipes for you to make at home.

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This Wildly Popular Blogger Shows How Halal Food Is Adapting to America — Cover Story

One of the marvels of the internet is the way it has given a voice to marginalized eaters and cooks who have found community in niches of Facebook and blogs. From health concerns (gluten-free, celiac, and diabetic) to passionate gadget-users (hi, Instant Pot fanatics!), cooks find their tribe online.

The rise of the Muslim community and its halal cooks may seem, to the non-initiated, as one more niche community, of interest to a select few. But the numbers say otherwise. Muslims are the fastest-growing community in the world, set to make up a quarter of the globe's population within the next two decades.

And if you have even unconscious assumptions about that community, drop them now. The leading blogger in halal food breaks every unfortunate stereotype around Muslim cooking and women, and is a fascinating picture of how halal food is far more than just a niche community — it's a picture of how America itself melts down barriers and creates a new blended reality.

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