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Real Black Food Coloring At Last

A long national nightmare is about to end very soon, when McCormick launches black food coloring on the market—finally, bakers everywhere will no longer have to endure the indignity of mixing all their different colors together in hope of getting a muddy gray dark enough to pass. Retired Chicago-area teacher Betsy Friduss bakes that staple of every New York deli, the black-and-white cookie, and usually makes her icing "a very, very dark brown. I've never done anything in true black," Friduss said. "I could go nuts." [thanks, Andrew]... More

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