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Espresso in space


Here's how to make espresso in outer space

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is not only the first Italian woman in space, but she's the first astronaut to drink espresso in orbit.


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Beard Award winners: The best in America are...

What makes a restaurant the hottest destination in town?

Glowing Yelp reviews, Instagram-worthy presentation and high praise from critics and food bloggers go a long way. But among chefs and restaurateurs, nothing says you've made it like a James Bear...

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Panera eliminates additives, joins healthy food trend

Good news: Panera Bread will no longer put Tert-Butyl-Hydroquinone in your sandwich.

2 executed were among 5 Eastern Lightning cult members convicted

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McDonald's CEO promises better food

New McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook unveiled a turnaround plan for the struggling fast food giant Monday morning. And he did not mince words when discussing the company's problems.

He said that the recent performance was "poor" and that "the numbers...


All about elotes

Flea markets are about more than hot deals on even hotter merchandise ...

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Whole Foods ignites social media controversy in Baltimore

Whole Foods is finding itself in the middle of social media storm after one of its Baltimore stores posted a photo showing National Guard troops in the city getting sandwiches and water there.

Bud Light Up forf Whatever

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Bud Light slogan accused of promoting rape culture

Budweiser created a stir on social media Tuesday over a slogan on a Bud Light beer bottle.

Frozen chicken


Tyson to phase out antibiotics in chicken

Tyson Foods on Tuesday became the latest chicken company to begin phasing out antibiotics amid concerns that they are overused and could be putting humans at risk.

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From Chipotle

Chipotle is now GMO-free

Chipotle has gone GMO-free.

That means none of the ingredients will be genetically modified -- for its tortillas, rice, chips and salsa, and also in the marinades used to cook its meats.

"Chipotle is really showing that there's a better way to do fast...

Local Chef to Compete in National Burger Recipe Contest

Santa Barbara Businessman Named Finalist in Burger Competition

Santa Barbara's own Scott Wallace advances to the finals in the Budweiser Bud and Burgers Competition this summer.

Bruce Jenner 2013

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Reaction to Bruce Jenner: Love

There are innumerable reactions to Bruce Jenner's announcement about being a transgender woman, but the dominant reaction is the most human one of them all: love.

"Love is the courage to live the truest, best version of yourself. Bruce is love," Jenne...

Diet Pepsi

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Diet Pepsi ditches aspartame for new sweetener

Diet Pepsi will soon have a new ingredient. But don't worry. It will still taste the same.

Ask The Cook

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Which organic foods are worth the switch?

Organic food has risen to become a major market over the past quarter century.


Five 'healthy' foods that may not be

You can find a health and fitness section in just about every newspaper, magazine,…

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Nightly munchies don't have to bust diet

Avoiding late-night snacks is best for keeping off weight. But if you must snack,…

Main Courses

Beef, steak fajita

Beef fajitas

Make this Tex-Mex favorite at home.

Cinco De Mayo

Chicken Fajitas

Make these for your Cinco de Mayo cookout!

Cinco De Mayo

Coffee mole with grilled zesty shrimp

Your guests will rate your kitchen four stars after you serve this Latin-inspired…



Spinach and carrot crostini

Colorful and healthy, this one's a great nibble!

garlic cloves and onion


The ultimate "platform" for your culinary creativity.

Roasted red pepper hummus

Roasted peppers add a whole new dimension to this dip.



Liquid Dreamsicle

A treat from your youth takes a rum-tinged adult twist!


Patrón 'Red Carpet'

Mix this one during the pregame show!


Hot buttered rum

Sip this winter classic by the fire!



Kiwi in strawberry sauce

This no-cook recipe is a great dessert or midday fresh-fruit snack.

Red wine

Raspberry-merlot sauce

This complex, tangy-sweet sauce tops everything from fresh fruit to ice cream!


Pear crumble

Serve this with vanilla ice cream for a taste of summer.

House and Home Headlines

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Bear Finds Resting Spot in Ventura Backyard

Just after 7 a.m. Tuesday a Ventura woman noticed a big bear in her backyard.

Time Stands Still In Historic Santa Maria Neighborhood

The historic Palm Court Drive in Santa Maria is a charming, well-kept, circular…


Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

Fifty women from Goleta and Santa Barbara gather weekly to crochet and knit items…

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