Federal and state health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Family dining on the road doesn't have to be a disaster if you pick the right places. Namely, restaurants that have speedy service, kid-friendly foods and a mildly raucous atmosphere. An affordable menu and well-stocked bar only add to the appeal. Here's a sampling of spots that fit the family-friendly bill in Chattanooga and Huntsville:
If you bypass tofu at salad bars, skip the meatless dishes at Chinese restaurants, and avoid edamame when you're out for sushi, well, it's time to give soy-based foods a second look. "Whole soy foods are a great substitute for meat," says Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Last week we asked readers to weigh in on New Orleans' best dishes, and boy, did you deliver. We received delicious descriptions of beignets and bacon sundaes, shrimp po' boys and alligator sausage cheesecake. But a person can only eat so much.
New Orleans cracks down with a new teenage curfew around Mardi Gras. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
A Latino organization demands an apology for Obama campaign manager's tweet. CNN's Maria Cardona and Mary Matalin discuss.
Condescension is never appetizing. Not even when it's wrapped around a chimichanga.
Dim sum bonds may sound like something on a Chinese brunch menu, but they're actually one of the hottest investments to come out of the world's second-largest economy.
Think skiing's too cold, too crowded, too expensive? These ingenious solutions will have you itching to hit the slopes this season.
Picture the glow of medieval squares illuminated by thousands of sparkling lights. Imagine gingerbread-style stalls where artisans offer traditional crafts that threaten to banish gifts of boring neckties and fruitcakes for eternity. Marvel at iPod-toting children falling under the spell of low-tech charms like wooden toys, ice rinks and vintage merry-go-rounds.
â¢ Hours after taking baby Benjamin for a scenic stroll by the river, Gisele BÃ¼ndchen hit the town for a fun night of Japanese food with pals. The supermodel dined at Haru in Boston with five friends. On the menu? Some shisito peppers, sashimi salad, black cod and a sashimi platter.
â¢ Three's not a crowd with Thor is involved! Chris Hemsworth was spotted grabbing a bite to eat at M Street Kitchen, one of his favorite new restaurants, in Santa Monica, Calif., with younger brother Liam Hemsworth and his on-again girlfriend Miley Cyrus. Dining on the patio, the trio enjoyed the rainbow and miso salmon sushi rolls, grilled fish tacos and shredded spinach salad.
"I don't even know who the 'Blues Brothers' are," confesses Sheng Sushi manager Elwood Zhang. "A lot of Americans come in and ask if we like that movie. I've never seen it."
â¢ The cast of Glee blew through Chicago as part of their live tour, and when the gang wasn't on stage, they were out on the town - dining. The entire ensemble - including Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith and Chord Overstreet - acted like one big happy family as they ate sashimi and enjoyed sake at hotspot Sunda. The next night, the group skipped a formal dinner outing, but half of them headed to The Underground, where they danced the night away.
The sTORIbook Weddings star will have a sleepover with traditional English food and decorations
Marketplace Africa travels to New York where African merchants set up shop amidst economic turmoil.
â¢ Maybe the meal was good luck? Just a day before winning entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Taylor Swift dined at the Bellagio's Yellowtail restaurant. Joined by her mother and a few of her band members, the singer sat at an outdoor table - overlooking the casino's famed fountain show - and dined on sushi.
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Hong Kong suspended food and milk imports from five prefectures in Japan on Wednesday after radiation was detected in vegetable imports at the city's international airport.
Whether he's dipping into sensational flavors or blending an array of ingredients, South African chef Reuben Riffel is creating mouthwatering tastes that appeal to the pickiest of palates.
Chef Reuben Riffel tells CNN he's not interested in being labeled a celebrity and wants his reputation to be based simply on his food.
Governments are taking precautions and conducting thorough inspections of Japanese food, which is popular worldwide and available at high-end stores around Asia, and specialty shops in Europe and the United States.
The two are joined by costar Kellan Lutz and other pals at a Spanish tapas restaurant
Ferran Adria is widely regarded as the world's best chef. CNN's Revealed follows the icon of avant garde cuisine.
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The "friendly" couple eat out in Baton Rouge to the delight of local fans
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"We're more of a collaborative judging group," says Lopez
This could amount to some pretty pricey sushi.
Pam Wurst struggled for years to lose weight. One of the triggering points for her to finally shed pounds was when a 5-year-old child patted her stomach and asked: "When is the baby coming?"
A Mooresville, N.C., man lost 230 pounds in one year. WCNC has Steve Nicander's story.
â¢ George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis enjoyed a low-key date night at Studio City's Chi Dynasty. The pair walked in holding hands, and once seated, shared lettuce cups, egg rolls, chow mein and orange chicken, as well as some chardonnay and sake. "They laughed a lot throughout their meal, and continued holding hands," a source tells PEOPLE, adding that Clooney was "a great tipper."
â¢ Rachel McAdams and new beau Michael Sheen grabbed a table for themselves at Tsunami Sushi in Baton Rouge, La., where Sheen is currently filming Breaking Dawn. According to onlookers, the couple was sitting side by side and looked "very cozy together. It was obvious they were romantically together." The two ordered off the menu and stayed for a few hours, enjoying the late night dinner while Sheen's castmates like Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz ate at the sushi bar in a group.
The discovery of hard plastic inside packages prompted a nationwide recall of 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad, one of several recalls involving poultry and meat products issued through U.S. food safety authorities in recent days.
â¢ With the most recent Dancing with the Stars elimination behind them, Bristol Palin and pro partner Mark Ballas unwound on Wednesday night at the new Sushi Roku in Los Angeles. The pair appeared to have come straight from a lengthy dance practice, and were joined by another friend.
My father-in-law lives in Fairburn, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. When I told him that I'd be spending $350 for sushi, he burst out laughing at the outrageousness of the idea.
CNN's Kyung Lah introduces us to a man who has been making sushi for 70 years.
â¢ Newlyweds Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer took a True Blood break recently, finding time for a quiet lunch date at Sushi Roku Hollywood. The costars had a quick meal, enjoying the signature sushi selection before savoring coconut panna cotta and passion fruit crÃ¨me brûlÃ©e for dessert.
Malaysian cuisine, a mixture of Indian, Thai, Arab and Chinese influences, is gaining ground on the international markets.
Can Malaysia's spicy fusion cooking take on the full English breakfast, or triumph over sushi?
A spike in napa cabbage prices has South Koreans sweating over their national side dish, kimchi.
Wet weather has hurt South Korea's cabbage crop, driving Korean kimchi prices higher. CNN's Eunice Yoon explains.
Where better to while away the afternoon than a communal table at one of these beer halls and gardens, from an old-time Bohemian favorite to a newcomer with all Asian brews.
Chef Pierre Thiam is on a mission to teach New Yorkers about African cuisine.
Chef Pierre Thiam puts Senegalese cuisine at the center table in the Big Apple.
Part outsize beach resort, part culture capital, Sydney, Australia, exemplifies the art of relaxed cosmopolitanism.
Where do Romans go for a cup of gelato? A local food writer steers us beyond tourist favorites to six artisanal gelaterias churning out creative, all-natural flavors.
The pop star's choreographer says Gaga is a stickler about her health
In a city where the recipes often predate the buildings, Rome's best meals are marvelously simple. We unearth five quintessential trattorias where the cucina romana is home-cooked, the company is homegrown and the owners are happy (enough) to have you.
â¢ Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are still very much in the newlywed phase, enjoying each other's company during an early sushi dinner at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills. Both were casually dressed, she in a baseball cap and T-shirt and he in jeans and flannel, as they ate, tucked away at a small corner table. The two smiled and laughed over sushi and tea, and slipped out well before 7 p.m.
Cooking Light offers a low-fat twist on a delicious dinner favorite.
A cheesy chicken casserole is revamped to meet a Texas reader's health goals.
Nicole Dow: During your first visit to Beirut in 2006, the war between Hezbollah and Israel started. It's now been four years. How did you find Beirut on this second trip?
â¢ Fergie and hubby Josh Duhamel, sharing an early dinner in the bar area at Hub 51 in Chicago. The couple toasted with white wine, and also ordered special sushi, including a crunchy tuna roll. The happy twosome were very affectionate throughout their meal, and held hands before heading outside, where they snapped pictures with fans.
You can't beat Japan for variety and quality of native cuisine. Here are some of my favorite types of restaurants, followed by a few recommended Tokyo spots.
I never tire of tapas. Sure, you can find them in some American cities, but for the true tapas experience, you must go to Spain.
Lebanon set a record for the largest plate of hummus Saturday in the continuing gastronomic war with Israel over the regional delicacy.
â¢ Nicole Richie had a late dinner - at 11 p.m.! - with a big group at Sunda in Chicago. The starlet and her pals were seated at a table behind the sushi bar where they dined on specialty tuna dishes and sashimi. At the end of dinner, the entire group took a shot of Grey Goose vodka. During her Windy City visit, Richie also got a sneak peek of Oak Street boutique Sofia, which still soon carry her House of Harlow line.
CNN's Dan Simon has the story of a couple whose organic farm was saved by its customers after being destroyed by fire.
You might think green eggs are only found in a Dr. Seuss classic. But at a small, family-run and highly regarded chicken farm on the outskirts of the San Francisco, they're a relatively common sight.
The Cincinnati Reds are selling sushi at Great American Ball Park this year, and all we can know about that is, nothing says hardball in Cincinnati quite like a smoked salmon roll. Pete Rose is rolling over in his seat at the racetrack.
Long before the first band marched in South Boston's now-famous -parade, and long before Chicago colored its river green, Irish Catholics quietly honored St. Patrick on March 17.
In the kitchen of the restaurant Safari Express, it's hard to tell what's more powerful, the spicy aroma of the East African food or the fiery passion of the chef, Jamal Hashi.
Inside Africa views a Somali chef's mission to share his country's cuisine with new palates.
Everything will glow -- the balloons, the table cloths, the blue martinis and the party favors. The red carpet will turn blue. Even the female impersonators will be painted -- you guessed it -- blue.
This week we're going beyond the continent's borders to explore the African Diaspora.
â¢ She's a chill mom! After spending a day at the beach with her boys Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, Victoria Beckham took her crew over to the Malibu Country Mart, where they stopped into the ChocolateBox CafÃ©. Dressed down in a black tank top, baseball cap, jeans and flip-flops, Posh treated her boys to some gelato to-go.
So you're invited to a Super Bowl party and you're wanting to bring a dish for the pregame feasting that's easy to make.
Here's a quick, easy recipe for a cheesy bean dip you can take to that Super Bowl party.
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The actor and his costars feasted on a three-course East-meet-West meal after screening their movie Sympathy for Delicious
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â¢ Eddie Cibrian, watching from the sidelines as LeAnn Rimes performed "White Christmas" at the annual tree lighting ceremony at the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live. The couple arrived with two guy friends - who stood next to Cibrian as Rimes performed. After she finished singing, she joked that she wasn't going to be cooking a Christmas dinner because she "got into a fight with some cooking knives recently." But the couple did enjoy a meal at Katusya L.A. Live right after Rimes's performance. They dined on sashimi with jalapeño, sushi rolls and Kobe beef and drank sake and beer before ordering one of every dessert for a sweet ending to their meal. "They were very nice, cozy and had a wonderful time," says an onlooker.
From steakhouses to sushi bars, here are the favorite haunts of Rob, Kristen and all the New Moon stars
"For architects, perfection is necessary," said Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
Architect Kengo Kuma on how his work is dedicated to reclaiming the traditions of Japanese architecture.
If you're like most Americans, your image of Spain is the region of Andalucia, famous for windswept landscapes, whitewashed hill towns, flamenco and gazpacho.
When I moved to New York City from Calcutta, I wasn't planning a catering career. I had come to earn a master's degree in lighting design from Parsons the New School for Design. But as a foodie, I was dismayed by the city's Indian eateries: The good ones were pricey, while the more affordable restaurants served two-day-old curries.
If you're like most Americans, your image of Spain is the region of Andalucia, famous for windswept landscapes, whitewashed hill towns, flamenco and gazpacho. While visitors gravitate to the region's big cities of Granada, Sevilla and Cordoba, Andalucia's hill towns -- a charm bracelet of cute villages perched in the sierras -- offer a taste of wonderfully untouched Spanish culture.
â¢ Talk about a star rating! Taylor Swift Tweeted about having "the best meal of my life" in Las Vegas at the Bellagio's Japanese restaurant Yellowtail, where she munched on tuna pizza, kobe beef tataki and Alaskan king crab with her mother and bandmates. The next day, the country sensation enjoyed a fajitas feast at Diablo's Cantina before taking the stage at Mandalay Bay for the Justin Timberlake and Friends concert to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Britons are famed for their love of curry and, over the years, the country's taste for South Asian food has evolved into a unique blend of cuisine specially created for British palates.
If you were a TWA first-class passenger traveling from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, California, in October 1970, your menu read more like a feast for the Sun King than a precooked meal heated in a convection oven.
â¢ Engaged True Blood stars Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, grabbing a late-night dinner at TAO in Las Vegas, where they feasted on lobster wantons, sushi and sashimi. The two also enjoyed cocktails. "They looked so in love, happy and were having the time of their life," an onlooker says.
When pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline made a big push to build its business in the developing world last year, it enlisted Abbas Hussain, a native of Madras, India, to run the new venture.
Standing at the end of Gdansk's long wooden pier, I realize that I can see two of the most important sites in 20th-century history: the spit of land where World War II began and the shipyard where the Cold War started its long and gradual final act.
Recently when I was in Tuscany, a region fiercely proud of its beef, I sunk my teeth into a carnivore's dream come true. In a stony cellar, under one long, tough vault, I joined a local crowd for dinner.
â¢ Kate Hudson shared an intimate dinner with beau Alex Rodriguez at Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant in San Francisco while the New York Yankees star was in town to take on the Oakland A's. Since the duo and their two friends arrived at the restaurant just before 11 p.m., the kitchen had to reopen to serve them. The gracious group then enjoyed their meal in the restaurant's glass-enclosed private room and feasted on an omakase menu that included lobster tempura and sushi. "Kate and A-Rod were affectionate toward each other," says an onlooker. "They seemed to have a great time."
â¢ Tom Brady and pregnant wife Gisele BÃ¼ndchen, browsing through stores together during a fun day out at the Malibu Country Mart. The couple also stopped for Greek food at Taverna Tony. "Gisele looked great" in her gray top and jeans, says an eyewitness. The model ate hummus with caviar and Greek salad with chicken. Meanwhile, "her husband was very nice and kept rubbing her back," the eyewitness tells us.
â¢ Kevin Jonas, celebrating his recent engagement to Danielle Deleasa with a meal at Katsuya Brentwood alongside his brother Joe. And the off-the-market pop star was thrilled and "sitting super-close to his glowing fiancÃ©e," says an onlooker. "They were cuddling and sneaking in a few kisses." The group - which also included a friend of Deleasa's - enjoyed edamame and some specialty sushi rolls during the meal.
Americans talk a good game about wanting to eat well. More than 75 percent claim they want to see more healthy options on restaurant menus. But when it comes time to order, only about half say they actually make nutritious choices, according to a recent survey.
When it comes to food, everyone's a critic -- even a gentleman like J.W. "Bill" Marriott, the longtime chairman and CEO of Marriott International, the $12.9-billion-a-year hotel giant.
If any European capital knows how to enjoy the good life, it's Vienna. Compared to most modern urban centers, the pace of life here is slow. Locals linger over pastry and coffee at cafes. Concerts and classical music abound. And chatting with friends at a wine garden is not a special event but a way of life.
Seoul is a bit of curio. On the surface it's as modern as any city could hope to be, addicted as it is to technology and modern design.
It's not as achingly hip as Barcelona and it's more manageable than Madrid: Spain's third city has plenty of flavor, an urban edge and uniquely Valencian oddities.
Ask Abbi Perets about financial pain, and she starts talking about grape juice. Specifically, she's referring to the half-gallon bottles of grape juice that her local grocery sells for $9 each.