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  • A bone to pick: Was the Donner Party’s legendary cannibalism just a myth? A new study of the bones found at the Donner’s campsite in California’s Sierra Nevadas suggests the snowbound pioneers may not have eaten each other after all. [DISCOVERY NEWS]
Image: James F. Reed and his wife, Margret W. Keyes Reed, seen in this file photo taken in the 1850s, were survivors of the tragic Donner Party. (AP Photo)

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Cheesing it up for the Super Bowl

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It’s almost time for the Super Bowl, and that means it’s also time for … cheese, obviously.
At Bristol Farms in South Pasadena, experience the exciting world of cheese sculptures created by Sarah “The Cheese Lady” Kaufmann, a nationally recognized cheese sculptor. (They do exist.)

Taste champion Wisconsin cheeses, and watch The Cheese Lady create a stampede of crashing helmets for this year’s big game rivals, the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts, out of super-sized cheeses.

The lineup of mammoth Wisconsin cheeses includes 22-pound to 150-pound Cheddar “linemen” and Sartori Raspberry Belavitano as the “taste-backer.”

Let the cheese-sculpting begin, today, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at  Bristol Farms Supermarket, 606 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena.