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12-year-old chef is inspired by mom's cancer fight, competes on NBC series

12-year-old chef is inspired by mom's cancer fight, competes on NBC series

Danielle McNerney isn't just a wunderkind who started preparing food at age 4 and has taught herself to cook. Now 12, she's a talented cook who has been motivated by her mother's battle with carcinoma to concoct meals that are healthful and delicious. She's also appearing on TV, on "Food Fighters" on NBC. And earning kudos from a rival on Thursday night's episode: Charm City Cakes' Duff Goldman. "There are two kinds of people in the world," he said of the Frederick County resident. "One shuts down, and the other gives it right back. Danielle was talking smack back to me and I was like, 'Uh-oh.'" At 4, Danielle...

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