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Food News: Holiday hangover edition

Catching up on food news from the past week and other tasty happenings from around the region. Look for this  every Thursday morning. Submit events and other suggestions to

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Think twice next time you consider picking up a high-priced “energy drink” with crazy ingredients you can’t pronounce. This story about recent studies of the drinks’ claims says you’d be just as well off drinking a cup of coffee.

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Fredericksburg’s Restaurant Week promotion runs Jan. 18 – 28. Click here for a list of participating restaurants and a preview of some of the menus.

This week’s review: Mason-Dixon Cafe in Spotsylvania

Last week’s reviewLuigi’s Italian Restaurant in Culpeper

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Regina Kenner is this week’s Home Cooking interview. Read it here.  I’m looking for new participants for this feature. Interested? E-mail me. 

Ever wondered what it would be like to cook in a kitchen with no electricity? Read this week’s Home Cooking interview, with DeLaura Padovan, here to find out.

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Want to eat food that’s good for both your body and the environment? Jennifer Motl offers some tips here.

French Kids Eat Everything looks at the deep differences between what the French and Americans teach their kids about eating. Read a review here.

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