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Kathleen Flinn

Episode: 8

Mark and Francis reminisce about their days of eating fast food in high school and college. Their guest is Kathleen Flinn, author of the Kitchen Counter Cooking School, a book that followed home cooks as Kathleen taught them how to eat less processed food and how to cook real food at home. This episode was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

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