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In 1950, Peter Canlis opened Canlis Restaurant in Seattle, Washington.
Sixty years and three generations later, Mark and Brian Canlis - with the help of James Beard finalist Jason Franey in the kitchen - are keeping the storied restaurant going strong with a little something-old, something-new ... and the World Wide Web.
How to Stay Connected to Your Guests in the Digital Age: Mark Canlis
Editor's Note: This story originally ran on May 2, 2011
I poured myself a bourbon last night. Got into the good stuff, even - a 15-year-old Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve I'd been doling out in small drams for the past few years. After slogging through the flood of Osama bin Laden news from television and Twitter and shouts from the street, it seemed right to stop and mark the moment.
There are many ways to acknowledge a momentous occasion, and some have the benefit of ritual. Weddings have a Champagne toast, birthdays a cake, funerals have casseroles borne by well-meaning neighbors who may not have sufficient words, but can offer comfort by way of a turkey tettrazini.
Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.
A study in the journal Pediatrics finds that children and adolescents who share meals with their families at least three times per week are less likely to be overweight, eat unhealthy foods or be at risk for eating disorders.
"It tells parents what they can do to help in those nutritional issues with their children," said lead study author Amber Hammons, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
"We understand that parents are really busy, and that's definitely one of the biggest problems that's cited by parents- that it's just so difficult to manage time to prepare it and then to get all the family members to be present," she said. "What this study is suggesting is that sitting down for three meals out of the week tends to show this significant benefit." The researchers examined 17 previous studies, which involved 182,836 children aged 2 to 17. Their findings reinforced the recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics, as part of its campaign to prevent childhood obesity.
Read the rest of "Family meals benefit health of children" on The Chart.
Nearly a billion people worldwide have limited access to clean water, the State Department says, and the crisis disproportionately affects women and girls.
"On average, women in developing countries walk six kilometers a day to collect water," Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero told CNN, because there is not enough of it nearby.
The chore keeps girls out of school and women from more productive economic activities, Otero said.
Several hundred people gathered outside the State Department for the "Earth Day 6K Walk for Water," a 3.5 mile walk around the city to support the many women who have to carry containers on long treks every day to fetch water for their families. Nearly one billion people in the developing world walk on average 3.5 miles to get water to drink.
Read the full story: "For nearly a billion people, a glass of water means miles to walk"
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
If you’ve got a cravin’ for raisins, then strap on your baking apron because it’s National Raisin Week.
The best thing about dried grapes is the endless culinary possibilities they create, in addition to being a great straight-from-the-box snack.
Naturally sweet, raisins are like adding a touch of gold to your favorite baking recipes. Cookies, breads, buns, muffins, bagels and even a bland pot of oatmeal all shine when studded with raisins. After all, raisins and cinnamon really do go together like peanut butter and jelly...or unicorns and glitter.
While you may choose dessert before dinner – foodie rebels are welcome here – raisins can also be used in ways that may surprise you.
Raisin glazed pork medallions, anyone? And you can savor the flavor by adding a nice glass of wine. It's all in the family.
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