Breakfast Buffet: Wednesday, 11/26

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By OWEN MORRIS

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The word salary is derived from salt. One of the many things I did not know and learned from this article devoted to the world's greatest spice. [Portfolio]

Not a good year to be a pecan farmer. In Texas, farmers are having to rely on last year's crop to meet demand and in Oklahoma, the state is trying to receive federal relief for its pecan farmers. [Houston Chronicle and Dallas Morning News]

This article explains why there is never a shortage of turkeys on Thanksgiving. Still leaves the question of why there is never enough pumpkin pie. [Slate]

There's a movement afoot to make lobster the new turkey at the Thanksgiving table. Consider me signed up. [Christian Science Monitor]




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