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Zanzibar spice

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Zanzibar: A taste of Africa's Spice Islands

"Have you seen 'The Lion King'?"

The van turns off the main road and speeds down a dirt path shrouded in vegetation.

"That's where we are going! Hakuna Matata Spice Farm!" shouts my tour guide Aben Rehan, gripping the wheel and laughing as he repeats...

Chipotle restaurant

Chipotle via CNN

Nearly 10,000 workers sue Chipotle for unpaid wages

Nearly 10,000 workers are suing Chipotle for allegedly cheating them on their pay.

salmon fish fillets on grill

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Study: Mediterranean diet more helpful than statins

The Mediterranean diet has been credited with doing everything from helping you lose weight to living longer to improving the health of your brain.

Patti LaBelle at White House 2014

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More Patti LaBelle desserts coming to Walmart

Patti LaBelle is making an encore. Her sweet potato pie was a smash-hit last year for Walmart, her exclusive retailer.

John Palminteri photo

Coffee Cat Closing in Downtown Santa Barbara After More Than 20 Years

A Santa Barbara Coffee Shop on a busy corner for more than 20 years is no longer going to be the daily perk for many customers.
The Coffee Cat on Anacapa and Anapamu Streets is going to close at the end of this month.


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Domino's delivers pizza by drone in New Zealand

In New Zealand, pizzas will soon be dropping from the heavens.



Is this the world's most innovative restaurant?

Hidden away in an old Shanghai neighborhood is arguably one of the most innovative restaurants in the world.

Serving only 10 diners at a time, Ultraviolet offers high-concept Western cuisine in a high-tech private dining room.

It's the brainchild of ch...


From Chipotle via CNN

Chipotle under fire for illegal workplace policies

Federal regulators have taken a red pen to Chipotle's employee handbook, saying several policies violated labor laws.

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens In Goleta

A new grocery store just opened up in Goleta. Sprouts Farmers Market opened its doors at 7 a.m. Wednesday.


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Domino's Pizza is a huge hit among Millennials

Domino's Pizza is really bringing it home. Its stock hit an all-time high Tuesday, reaching $151.20.

FDA building

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Scallops recalled after hundreds of people contract hepatitis A

Sea Port Products Corp is voluntarily recalling a batch of its scallops after at least 206 people became sick with hepatitis A, prompting an investigation by the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease control and Prevention.

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McDonald's removes fitness tracker from Happy Meals

McDonald's is removing Step-It activity trackers from Happy Meals due to concerns over skin irritations, according to a statement sent to CNN on Wednesday.

"We have taken this swift and voluntary step after receiving limited reports of potential skin...

Ask The Cook

Vegetables, farmer's market

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

Pasta noodles

Pasta with ricotta-walnut sauce

Make the sauce in advance and toss with fresh, hot pasta.

Shrimp lo mein

Garlic shrimp with sherry

Serve this as a light meal, or part of a tapas spread.


Omelet focaccia sandwiches

Make a truly elegant weekend breakfast or brunch!


Vegetable garden

Spicy roasted red bell peppers

These are fantastic by themselves, or use them as a topping for sandwiches or pizza!

organic bread surrounded by wheat grain

Caesar Crostini

This elegant snack will be the hit of any gathering!

Lettuce file

Shrimp lettuce wraps

Try this restaurant favorite at home!



Craft beer made this home brewer a billionaire

Ken Grossman is living the dream. He turned his home brewing hobby into an…

Donald Trump with taco bowl

From a block of cheese to KFC, a taste of presidential eating habits

Tastes may change with the times, but the public appetite for information on…

Cocktail on the beach

A day at the beach

Whether you're on the sand or the porch, this cocktail rocks.


fortune cookie

He's CFO and CFW: Chief Fortune Writer

Crack open a fortune cookie, and you may find a strange message from the universe…

Cutting fruit

Fruit s'mores

Here's a great way to get the kids to eat their fruit!

Fruit, cheese kabob

Fruit kabobs

Serve this as an appetizer or a snack.

House and Home Headlines

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens In Goleta

A new grocery store just opened up in Goleta. Sprouts Farmers Market opened its…

Playboy Mansion-sold

Playboy Mansion sold for $100 million

The Playboy Mansion has sold for $100 million.


Americans still love spending on their homes

There's no place like home -- especially for Americans these days.

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