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The modern-day cook may not be able to pull off feeding 5,000 with five loaves and two fish, but whether you're a five-star chef, a cafeteria cook, or just the main cook at home, your work is essential -- you are nourishing others with food. It's a work of love that can be exhausting and demanding, but it's a rewarding job that brings health, pleasure, and beauty to others.

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