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Food & dining

Career changes in the food industry

Being a cook used to be the kind of job people settled for. Now it’s one to aspire to.

The shift in American culture — thank you very much “Top Chef” and “Chopped” — is what helped persuade Colleen Koperek to stop shuffling papers and start shucking fava beans.

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