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After years of hard work, Gina Foxton, chef extraordinaire and former runner-up Miss Teen Vidalia Onion, is hosting her own show Fresh Start, on Georgia public television. She's also dating the producer. But when Fresh Start goes bad—and her boyfriend is caught in flagrante delicto with the boss's wife—Gina decides it's time to pursue bigger dreams. Namely ...

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Overview

"Tasty Southern adventure...[Andrews is] the queen of sass."Daytona Beach News-Journal

After years of hard work, Gina Foxton, chef extraordinaire and former runner-up Miss Teen Vidalia Onion, is hosting her own show Fresh Start, on Georgia public television. She's also dating the producer. But when Fresh Start goes bad—and her boyfriend is caught in flagrante delicto with the boss's wife—Gina decides it's time to pursue bigger dreams. Namely a gig on national television.

Gina knows she's destined to be the Cooking Channel's next superstar. But the execs also have their eyes on Tate Moody, Mr. "Kill It and Grill It" himself, host of the hunting, fishing, and cooking show Vittles. The ultimate man's man, Tate is a tasty side of beef with a large, swooning female fan base. Gina's loyal devotees consist of her free-spirited college-dropout sister and her mother...who calls every single day.

When the smoke clears there can be only one TV chef standing, and Gina and Tate are ready for the cook-off of their lives.

"Juicy"—Raleigh News & Observer

"A real page-turner."—Allure

"Andrews's [fans] will eat this one up."—Publishers Weekly

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Gina Foxton is hosting a local Georgia public TV show called Fresh Start when two things occur to propel her toward new beginnings: The show is canceled and she catches her boyfriend having sex with a married woman. Not deterred by these vexing setbacks, feisty Gina aims high, seeking nothing less than a prestigious slot on the Cooking Channel. With this job squarely within her sights, Gina refuses to be deterred by any competition, even that of handsome "Kill and Grill It" Tate Moody. Cooked to tasty perfection with southern sass and spice.
Publishers Weekly

Andrews (Savannah Breeze; Hissy Fit) delivers a trademark romance set in her native Deep South. Gina Foxton is a 30-year-old chef with a health-conscious approach to classic Southern fare whose public access cooking show gets canceled when the show's big sponsor pulls out after finding the show's producer (and Gina's boyfriend) in bed with his wife. So news that the Cooking Channel is looking to add a new show is a welcome development. The producers are also interested in another local cooking show called Vittles, hosted by "Kill It and Grill It" Tate Moody. The competition between Gina and Tate ramps up when the network decides to turn their competition into a reality show. The close quarters and competition create the right atmosphere for the two chefs to fall in love, though things never get too racy. Andrews takes a long time to get the romance off the ground, but when it starts moving, it moves fast. Andrews's readership will eat this one up. (Feb.)

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Atlanta TV cooking star Gina Foxton notices budgetary cuts around the meager set of her local PBS show in the form of substituted ingredients, but the final straw is the replacement of mackerel for salmon in her fish dish. Worse, the budget cuts are caused by her boyfriend's affair with the wife of the sponsor, who withdraws from the show. Things look brighter when Gina gets considered for a spot on the national cooking channel. Unfortunately, Tate "Kill It and Grill It" Moody, the popular star of the cooking show Vittles , is also in the running. Humor abounds as the two rivals lock horns in their quest for the brass ring. Colorful secondary characters add to the hilarity. Readers with a taste for delectable culinary romances like Millie Criswell's The Trouble with Mary , Susan Mallery's Delicious , and Deirdre Martin's Just a Taste will enjoy Andrews's (Hissy Fit ) latest big helping of fun. For popular fiction collections of all sizes. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/07.]-Shelley Mosley,Glendale Community Coll. Lib. Media Ctr., AZ

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Andrews (Savannah Breeze) serves up a breezy Southern romance with appeal to foodies as well as chick-lit fans. Gina Foxton, host of the PBS cooking show Fresh Start, and Tate Moody, star of Vittles, a popular Outdoor Network hunting and cooking show, face off in a culinary competition whose winner earns a nationally televised show on TCC (The Cooking Channel). The TCC cook-off, Food Fight, is shot on a sleepy island off the Georgia coast where, predictably, the two gorgeous young competitors fall in love. There are few surprises in Andrews's lighthearted plot, but, as in many of her novels, the zany secondary characters provide the entertainment. In the abridgment, Isabel Keating, performer of several of Andrews's audiobooks, provides spot-on Southern vocal characterizations, although her pacing is a little slow. In the unabridged version, veteran narrator Julia Gibson offers a solid performance, and her more up-tempo reading works better with the somewhat slow-moving plot. While both versions are suitable for public libraries, selectors may want to consider the almost $100 cost difference between the two. The unabridged program is recommended where the author has a strong following; the abridged would work well elsewhere. [Andrews is a New York Times best-selling author; Deep Dish is also available as downloadable audio from Audible.com.-Ed.]
—Beth Farrell

Daytona Beach News-Journal
“Dish serves up tasty Southern adventure...sassy...fun...[Andrews is] the queen of sass, and revenge is her favorite ingredient.”
Tampa Tribune
“Mary Kay Andrews whips up another savory Southern story.”
Paula Deen
“Deep Dish is one delicious read. Mary Kay Andrews has cooked up a tale y’all will savor to the last bite. ”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060837365
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/26/2008
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is the author of eleven bestselling novels and ten critically acclaimed mysteries. A former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Biography

In In 2003, a writer named Mary Kay Andrews burst on the book scene with an entertaining, lighthearted confection entitled Savannah Blues. Hailed as a promising debut, the book received positive reviews; but not everyone realized it was actually the work of journalist-turned-novelist Kathy Hogan Trocheck, author of a bestselling mystery series begun in 1990 and featuring ex-cop-turned P.I. Callahan Garrity.

Trocheck explained in an interview with Reading Group Guides.com the reason for adopting a pseudonym (derived, by the way, from combining the names of her two children): "Because Blues is so different from my Callahan books, I wanted a chance to try for a whole new group of readers, people who like women's fiction, Southern fiction, and still, mysteries. That Mary Kay is a pseudonym for Kathy Hogan Trocheck is not a secret from my fans."

Savannah Blues introduced readers to Eloise "Weezie" Foley, whose marriage to the wealthy Talmadge Evans III suffers a fatal blow when he announces he is in love with someone else. When Talmadge's mistress moves into his Savannah mansion, it's the backyard carriage house for Weezie, who soon begins to devise a plan to get revenge on her cheating hubby. Blues may have been a marked departure from Trocheck's grittier early work, but it was a rousing success on all fronts. Publishers Weekly hailed it as "delightfully breezy, richly atmospheric" and Kirkus reviews called it "pure fun."

Soon, Mary Kay Andrews had assumed a life of her own. A year later, she published Little Bitty Lies, followed in 2005 by the joyfully wacky New York Times bestseller Hissy Fit. Having revisited the world of her irresistible protagonist Weezie Foley twice more in Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas, Andrews continues to craft her winning brand of witty, Southern-fried fiction -- much to the delight of her many fans.

Good To Know

When Andrews was a journalist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she covered the famous "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" murder case.

As Kathy Hogan Trocheck, Andrews's mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Awards.

When she isn't writing, Mary Kay Andrews lectures and teaches at writing workshops.

A few fun outtakes from our interview with Andrews:

"When I finish writing a book, I always celebrate with my favorite junk foods: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Wink grapefruit soda."

"I have no sense of direction and am incapable of reading a map."

"I'm a charter member of the Salty Dog chapter of the Andy Griffith Show Re-run Watchers club."

"I love afternoon naps, junking, reading, cooking with my husband, anything with avocados, English Setters, old movies, anything blue and white. I hate shopping for clothes, cigarette smoke, math, magic, mimes, scary movies, and Star Trek re-runs."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Kathy Hogan Trocheck (real name)
    2. Hometown:
      Atlanta, Georgia
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 27, 1954
    2. Place of Birth:
      Tampa, Florida
    1. Education:
      B.A. in newspaper journalism, University of Georgia, 1976
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Deep Dish

By Mary Kay Andrews
HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Copyright © 2008 Mary Kay Andrews
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780060837365


Chapter One

One more week. Gina repeated the words to herself as she stood on the set, her makeup already starting to melt under the hot lights trained on her.

Five more days, two shows a day. Ten shows. And the season would be over. She would have two weeks to rest. Two weeks with no makeup. No heels. No cameras. She would let her jaw muscles relax. Not smile for fourteen days. No cooking either, she vowed, knowing immediately that was one promise she couldn't keep. Right now she might be sick of smiling, sick of staring into a camera, sick of explaining why you had to let a roast rest before carving it, sick of chopping, dicing, slicing, and sautéing. But that would pass, she told herself. Just ten more shows.

"Ready?" Jess asked, from just off camera.

Gina took a deep breath and smiled up at the camera trained on her. "Ready."

Her brow wrinkled in intense concentration as she carefully whisked the Parmesan cheese into the bubbling pot of grits on the front burner of the cooktop.

"Turn the pot toward the camera so we can see the label," Jess said quietly from the table where she usually sat beside Scott, watching through the monitor on the laptop. Where was Scott, Gina wondered? Jessica DeRosa, hisassistant producer, was only twenty-four, just a couple years out of film school, and she was probably quite capable of directing a show on her own, but Scott was such a control freak, he rarely let her.

Without warning, the gas flame under the pot flared up, and then just as suddenly died. Gina stared down at it, grimacing in disbelief.

"You're frowning," Jess commented. "Come on, Gina, don't make it look so hard. Remember what Scott says. These recipes should look so easy, a trained chimp could fix 'em blindfolded."

The cameraman snickered, and Gina looked up to give Eddie a stare of disapproval.

"Not funny," she said. But it wasn't Eddie, the overweight, balding veteran of three seasons' worth of her shows, behind the camera. This cameraman was a kid, with a frizzy shock of blond hair sticking out from under a red bandanna worn piratelike, around his forehead.

Where was Eddie? she wondered. Were he and Scott in some kind of meeting elsewhere—maybe over at the Georgia Public Broadcasting offices?

"I'm not frowning because the recipe won't work," Gina said. "The darned stove is on the fritz again. The flame keeps flickering out. I thought Scott said we were gonna get a new stove before the season was over."

Jess shrugged. "I guess we're just gonna make do with this one for the last week. Does it make any difference?"

"Only if we want viewers to believe I know better than to try to cook grits on a cold stove."

"Keep stirring," Jess advised. "And smiling."

Perky, that's what Scott always insisted on. Nobody really cared how your food tasted, as long as you looked perky and happy while you were fixing it. And sexy. Which was why she was wearing a scoop-neck tank top that showed off her tanned shoulders and shapely arms, instead of the bib apron with "Gina Foxton" embroidered on it in flowing script that she'd worn the previous season, before Scott took over the show. And her career.

"Now add the cheese," Jess called. "And tell us why you need to keep stirring."

Gina made a show of turning down the burner, even though in reality, the burner was stone cold and now seemingly inoperative.

"Once your grits reach the boiling point, you want to turn the heat way down, to keep them from burning," she said. "Now whisk in your cheese, which you've already grated, and if it looks too thick, you can add some more of the cream to make sure you've got the right consistency."

She reached for the bowl of Parmesan and dumped it into the hot grits, stirring rapidly. But now, despite Jess's directions to the contrary, she was frowning again.

She sniffed as her nose, always hypersensitive, alerted her that something was amiss.

What was that smell? She sniffed again and realized, with horror, that the aroma wafting from the pot was not the honest corn smell of her stone-ground grits, nor the smell of homemade chicken stock, nor the fresh scent of cooking cream.

No. This . . . this smell . . . resembled nothing more than the stink of melting polymer.

"Gina," Jess said, a warning in her voice. "You're frowning again."

"Gawd, y'all," Gina exclaimed, shoving the offending pot away, toward the back burner. "This stuff reeks." As sometimes happened, usually when she was overexcited or totally aggravated, her carefully moderated accent-eradication coaching fell away in an instant. "Jee-zus H. You-know-what," Gina said. "What is this stuff?" The kid behind the camera guffawed.

Jess blinked innocently. "What?"

Gina reached over to the tray of ingredients her prep cook had placed on the countertop, and grabbed the plastic tub of grated cheese. Without her reading glasses, she had to hold the tub right up to her face to read the label.

"Cheez-Ease? Is this what we've come to? Y'all have sold my soul for a tub of dollar-ninety-eight artificial cheese made out of recycled dry-cleaning bags?"

"Please, Gina," Jess said quietly. "Can we just finish this segment?"

Gina dipped a spoon into the pot of grits and tasted. "I knew it," she said. "And that's not cream, either. Since when do we substitute canned condensed milk for cream?"

Jess stared down at her notes, then looked up, a pained expression on her face. "We're having budget issues. Scott told the girls they should substitute cheaper ingredients wherever necessary."

"He didn't say anything about it to me," Gina said, walking off the set and toward the table where Jess sat.

She hated to make a scene, hated to come across as a prima donna or a food snob. But you couldn't have a show about healthy southern cooking, a show called Fresh Start, for heaven's sake, if you started to compromise on ingredients.

"Jess," Gina said calmly. "What's going on around here?"

Jessica's pale, usually cheerful face reddened. "Let's take a break," she said. "Everybody back in ten minutes."



Continues...

Excerpted from Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews Copyright © 2008 by Mary Kay Andrews. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2008

    Hilarious and probably more true than you'd want

    What struck me first off was the incredible humor and truth in this book. All at the same time, things fall together and apart in a wonderful way. One of the best I've read in a long time

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book was a fun and easy read. Very now with the book being based on cooking wars and a cooking channel style theme. Really enjoyable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2010

    Tedious...

    This is my least favorite Mary Kay Andrews book - Savannah Blues being one of the best books I have ever read in my life. Deep Dish just seemed to drag on and on and on. Picked up some at the end but not enough to salvage the beginning. Not usual for this author. Still, I am looking forward to her next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2009

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    Love the author; not my favorite of her books

    I am a HUGE fan of Mary Kay Andrews. Normally her characters are so unique and quirky and I get swept up in the mystery and fun of the story. With "Deep Dish" I was disappointed. I found the two main characters to be lacking in substance. I found Gina to be whiny and such a whimpy woman. And Tate was predictable throughout the story. There were some interesting moments in the story but overall I was let down by one of my favorite authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews

    A good "beach" read. Predictable, but still enjoyable. In these hard economic times it's a great escape!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2009

    Deep Dish Fails To Serve Up the Goods

    I am a very big Mary Kay Andrews fan, let me start with that. I LOVE her quirky characters, great settings and interesting predictaments her characters get in. I also love how readable her writing is - great to get lost in her books at the beach or on a rainy day. That said, this book really failed to deliver for me. The characters were cute, and could have gone a long way. I didn't feel like they were as interesting as her other characters in previous books. Didn't ever get to the emotional connection with them, or deep interest in their outcome. That said, I also wanted an epilogue or something at the end to see what happened in a few months, so you could get a better sense that everything did work out great for the main character. Left readers hanging a bit. I still love MKA and will always read her great books. But this isn't one I'd even recommend to a friend or bother sharing. It was just okay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    A bit disappointed

    I have read other books by Mary Kay Andrews, especially the "Savannah" series and found them funny and enjoyable. This one went on a bit too long with too predictable an ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2008

    What a Disappointment!

    The idea of two battling southern chefs was a good idea that just didn't jell (food metaphor, ha). I think the main problem is that there's just no sizzle (ha, again) between the main characters. What's really ironic is I kept getting the sense that the actual romance was happening 'off camera' because I kept thinking why in the world do these two people even like each other, much less love. As it turned out, that's kind of what happens, but it sure did spoil the novel for me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

    Great Little Read

    I don't normally read books like 'Deep Dish,' but I loved it! It was a bit predictable, but it was nice to have the ending to look forward to. Mary Kay Andrews is so very descriptive you are taken away to Southern Georgia immediately! There is witty banter and an adorable love story. I couldn't put it down and I can't wait to read more from Andrews! If you are looking for an easy read with a great story, this is the book for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2008

    What a disappointment

    First let me say that I've read all of Mary Kay ANdrews previous books and found them very good. I recommend her all the time and have been anxiously waiting for Deep Dish. I am SOOOO glad I got it from the library and didn't fork out nearly $30 for this hardback. Is it awful? No. Is it terrible? No. It's simply ok. A huge disappointment after enjoying all her other work so much. Never once did I find myself caring about either Regina or Tate. In fact by about page 300, I actually said out loud 'hmm, this book is actually boring'! Do yourself a favor, use the library or wait for paperback. This one simply isn't worth the price of hardcover.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2008

    deeply funny

    I thought this was a comic relief. The characters were honest and human. I actually found myself laughing out loud, which isn't a common occurence. The romance was something that made it hard to breath and made me cry. It was a very emotional page turner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2008

    Deep Dish - Seconds Please

    Looking for a relaxing, fun read? This is it. I snuggled down on a grey, windy day and read it cover to cover. Love the characters, and the mishaps. I'm ready for the next serving --- what's next for Tate and Regina? Thanks for another fun, southern read, Mary Kay!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    amusing kitchen war

    Thirty years old Chef Gina Foxton is an expert on Southern style cooking, but with a healthy approach. She is highly regarded with her own cooking show Fresh Start on Georgia Public Television. However while filming her latest show, she notices a new crew who provide substitute products like Cheez-Ease. She goes berserk claiming it is ¿artificial cheese made out of recycled dry-cleaning bags¿ her anger is because her reputation is built on healthy recipes. However her show becomes history when the CEO of the prime sponsor Tastee-Town Foods Wiley Bickerstaff III pulled out. Gina is stunned because Wiley has been her biggest supporter, but learns the truth that her producer and boyfriend E. Scott Zaleski was caught sleeping with Wiley¿s wife. Gina knows the Cooking Channel is seeking a new show. They are undecided between Gina¿s Fresh Start and Tate Moody¿s Vittles. To choose the brass decides a reality show cook-off contest between Gina and Tate will bring in viewers. However, under the TV lights, the two cooking spectrum opposites begin to simmer with an attraction that boils into love. --- Although the romance comes in the latter half of the tale, readers will adore this amusing kitchen war. The story line is fast-paced as Tate and Gina compete through food fights and other embarrassing scenarios the humorous plot stews between healthy and grill it. Readers will agree with Gina¿s sister that this pair has chemistry, but there is only room for one in the kitchen even if Tate wants to take Gina on the table. --- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    Loved!

    Great loveable characters! Good storyline and kept me interested.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    A fun, easy read!  

    A fun, easy read!  

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    From reading the reviews, how is a 30 year old woman with a care

    From reading the reviews, how is a 30 year old woman with a career and cheating boyfriend a children's book? I am looking for books for a child. Thanks for the reviews so I did not waste my money or time.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

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    Southern Humor

    I have all of Mary Kay Andrews’ books; however, I missed this one along the way. Listened to the audio version which the narrator did a good job. Gina is the host of a local cooking show in Atlanta and her sponsor drops her and finds out her producer (boyfriend) is sleeping with the sponsor’s wife.

    If you enjoy southern women, some heavy competition, food fights, cooking and some romance with some wit and charm you will enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    So funny

    Truly a book you will laugh out loud while reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    You people....

    I have not read this book but I plan to and its probably going to be good nomater what you say, so thare.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Other selections make for a better read

    Love reading Mary Kay Andrews' books! Laugh out loud funny with characters you wish were your friends. This selection fell flat for me. The characters were cliche and didn't really grow and learn much from the story. The leading lady leads a painfully routine life until the end of the book when she completely steps out of character and becomes the love of the leading man's life. Expected but in real life, their different personalities wouldn't have made it work. Any of Ms. Andrews' other titles will give you a great read so I recommend you choose one of them and skip this one.

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