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This was a shocking year for food celebrities, with Paula Deen announcing her controversial diabetes diagnosis, Guy Fieri opening an utterly abhorred restaurant in Times Square, and Anthony Bourdain airing his last season of No Reservations and leaving the Travel Channel. In terms of food politics, who could forget the pink slime controversy, affecting fast-food restaurants across the nation, and Mayor Bloomberg banning extra-large sodas in NYC? It wasn't all about the bad news, though. Julia Child fans across the world cooked through Mastering the Art of French Cooking to commemorate what would have been her 100th birthday!