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Americans are obsessed with celebrity chefs. We talk about them, tweet about them and try to eat like them. But could we learn something more from them than recipes and technique?

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Unfortunately, I’m not joking as it’s a hopeless reality for many chefs. Everyone knows chefs do long hours, that’s just part of the job, right?

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Peel away the layers of the onion to find out the quality of the ingredient.

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-Article written by Julie R. Thompson for Huffpost.com Cooking for others is an altruistic act, but also so much more. Performing an act for another human being, like cooking for them, is a form of altruism. And altruism can make people feel happy and connected to others. “There’s a tremendous amount of confidence-boosting and self-esteem boosting, performing an act like cooking for others,” explained Julie Ohana, a licensed masters clinical social worker and culinary art therapist. “And that’s part of what lends itself to those psychological effects about being able to do something that you feel really good about.” But...

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