Consensus: BBQ
March 18th, 2011
08:15 PM ET
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We asked. You answered.

Offered the spellings Barbecue, Barbeque, BBQ, Bar-B-Q, Bar-B-Que or Bar-B-Cue, 37.88 percent of over 7,800 poll respondents went short 'n sweet for the low 'n slow meat.

It's "BBQ." Go get you some.

Video courtesy of iReporter Clint Cantwell of Smoke in Da Eye

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Governments take precautions by inspecting Japanese produce
March 18th, 2011
06:30 PM ET
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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.

Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety has conducted radiation tests on at least 34 samples of fresh vegetables, meat and fish from Japan. The center reports all test results were satisfactory.

"As far as radiation is concerned, I think the most at-risk articles are those fresh products, perhaps dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables," Dr. York Chow, Hong Kong's Secretary for Food and Health, said earlier this week.

Read Nuclear crisis sparks worry over safety of Japanese food

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March 18th, 2011
05:30 PM ET
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Chefs with Issues is a platform for chefs we love, fired up for causes about which they're passionate.

Chris Cosentino thinks you shouldn’t sous vide unless you can chop a darned onion.

Read more about Chef Cosentino at his site OffalGood.com, and catch him in the kitchen at Incanto or at his salumeria Boccalone.

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March 18th, 2011
12:15 PM ET
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Beijing (CNN) - Chinese shoppers in Beijing and Shanghai cleared salt from supermarket shelves Thursday amid fears of a potential radiation crisis from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Government officials and experts attempted to calm fears by emphasizing that radiation levels in 41 cities across China remain normal.

Staff from multiple branches of the French supermarket chain Carrefour reported that their supplies of salt have been sold out since Thursday morning in Beijing.

A Shanghai branch reported the same.

Small, local and independently-run grocery stores in Beijing told CNN they have also run out of salt supplies for the first time in recent memory.

Read the full story "Chinese scramble to buy salt as radiation fears grow" on CNN Asia.

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