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World's biggest stew? World's Biggest Stew?
 

Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest chicken stew in the world by cooking up the meal for 14,000 people. Some 100 cooks and volunteers used 1,000 kilograms of chicken meat and about 300 kilograms of vegetables to prepare the traditional dish, known as Bey's soup, in the centre of Sarajevo Friday.


Highway abuzz with bees after semitruck tips, dumps hives Highway Abuzz With Bees After Semitruck Tips, Dumps Hives
 

The truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m. Friday when it tipped on its side, dumping its load of 448 hives, Washington State Patrol Trooper Travis Shearer said. The driver was not hurt.


Q&A with Our Genius Recipes Sweepstakes Winner Q&A With Our Genius Recipes Sweepstakes Winner
 

Congratulations to the winner of our Genius Sweepstakes, Janice Donica, from Tampa, Florida! We chatted with her about her love of Williams-Sonoma cooking technique classes, her go-to spring recipe, and her favorite restaurants in New York City. Describe an early food experience that shaped the way you cook and eat.


Cauliflower gets some overdue credit 0 Cauliflower Gets Some Overdue Credit 0
 

I was never a big fan of cauliflower. I can remember the few times I encountered it on my dinner plate growing up: Faced with my mom's threat of being barred from watching my favorite TV show after dinner, I would stick a few pieces in my mouth and swallow.


Tammy Kelly: Soft-shell crab is in season Tammy Kelly: Soft-shell Crab Is In Season
 

Often we think about vegetables and fruits as having unique seasons, but meat and seafood are just as influenced by the change in weather. A great example is the soft-shell crab.


Caffe Nero's brie and bacon panini contains 624 calories Caffe Nero's Brie And Bacon Panini Contains 624 Calories
 

Consumer group Which? has called for all manufacturers to use traffic light nutrition labelling and restaurants to display calorie content after finding that apparently healthy options are "no better than a burger". The watchdog tested eight popular lunchtime meals including sandwiches, pastas and salads from high street shops to find that some contained surprisingly high amounts of fat, salt and sugar.


OK to be different at autism-friendly cafe OK To Be Different At Autism-friendly Cafe
 

Guided by a therapist and cue cards, Jose Canoy carefully removed a waffle from the griddle, turned off the waffle maker and asked for a serving plate from the kitchen staff at Manila's brightly-decorated Puzzle Cafe. Each of Canoy's next moves were similarly laid out in index cards with pictures: A script for greeting customers, offering them the menu, serving the food and finally handing out the bill.


Actress helps promote Phoenix jail's all-vegetarian meals Actress Helps Promote Phoenix Jail's All-vegetarian Meals
 

Actress Pamela Anderson, left, serves steamed broccoli to an inmate as part of an all-vegetarian meal at the Maricopa County Jail, making it the first jail in the country to go entirely vegetarian Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Phoenix. Anderson, a PETA honorary director and long-time vegan, also toured Tent City after serving meals to the inmates.


India's die-hard Hindus push to ban beef in blow to poor India's Die-hard Hindus Push To Ban Beef In Blow To Poor
 

In this April 2, 2015 photo, traders buy and sell buffaloes at Ghazipur slaughterhouse complex in New Delhi, India. India is the world's second-largest exporter of beef, but with the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party last year, the industry is facing tougher bans on slaughter.


Fast-food strikers protest at McDonald's on Livernois Fast-food Strikers Protest At McDonald's On Livernois
 

Organizers are calling it the largest-ever mobilization of U.S. workers seeking higher pay. That's yet to be determined.


Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers Fight For $15 Protests Expand For Low-wage Workers
 

Boston University student Patrick Johnson, center, holds a sign as he joins with other protesters, including students, fast-food restaurant employees and other workers, as they march Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Boston. Organizers of the event are calling for the nation's lowest paid workers to earn at least $15 per hour.


Chicago chef Homaro Cantu found dead Chicago Chef Homaro Cantu Found Dead
 

The 38-year-old Cantu, one of Chicago's most renowned chefs, turned cooking into alchemy through his playful and surprising brand of molecular gastronomy at Moto, the restaurant he led in the city's West Loop. Customers dined on edible menus, carbonated fruit and a fish preparation that cooked in a tabletop polymer box, among other foods.


Consumers buying more organic products, new data show Consumers Buying More Organic Products, New Data Show
 

The organic industry says U.S. sales of its products jumped 11 percent last year alone, to more than $39 billion, despite tight domestic supplies of organic ingredients. And the number of U.S. organic operations has grown by 250 percent since the government started certifying organic products in 2002, according to new Agriculture Department data released Wednesday.


Beech-Nut Nutrition Recalls 1,920 Pounds of Baby Food Beech-Nut Nutrition Recalls 1,920 Pounds Of Baby Food
 

Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling more than 1,900 pounds of baby food that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass. The , announced Tuesday, involves 4-ounce glass jars of "Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken" that were produced on Dec. 12, 2014.


Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand Wednesday Protests For $15-an-hour Wages Set To Expand Wednesday
 

Protests for pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food and other low-wage workers are set to take place around the country Wednesday, marking the biggest effort yet in an ongoing campaign by labor organizers. The push comes just two weeks after McDonald's announced a pay bump for workers at its company-owned stores, suggesting the chain is trying to take control of its image as an employer.


Cuba fights public anger with reform in countrya s tense eastIn this... Cuba Fights Public Anger With Reform In Countrya S Tense EastIn This...
 

"There's no work, no money," Martinez said, her voice rising in fury. "How are you going to buy a pair of shoes that cost $20? If you buy them, you don't eat.


Food for Thought: Fruit-filled summer celebrations Food For Thought: Fruit-filled Summer Celebrations
 

Whether you anticipate fun-filled pool parties, laid-back picnics at the park or casual dinner parties at home, summer entertaining gets a little sweeter when you serve up the right desserts. When the weather warms up, let the flavors from your kitchen reflect the bright tastes of the summer season.


 
 
   
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