Our top grilling tips
May 30th, 2011
04:00 PM ET
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Take a moment today to say thanks to the men and women who've sacrificed so much to keep our country strong and safe, then celebrate our freedom with a meal shared with friends and family.

We've got some seriously smokin' grilling advice right here.

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And feast on the results of The Picnic Poll to find out what your fellow chefs like for a main dish and drink, burger topping, side dish and dessert.

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In Cuba, a little roasted peas with your coffee?
May 30th, 2011
03:45 PM ET
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Talk about a bitter brew! In a cost-cutting move, Cuba is mixing the ground coffee it offers on its ration card with...roasted peas.

The unusual combination isn’t new to Cubans, but in 2005 the government said it would provide the coffee-loving nation with pure, uncut coffee.

Soaring international prices prompted a change of heart.

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Homegrown lettuce – hold the E. coli
May 30th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
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Thinking of nixing lettuce from your diet after reading about the deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany and domestic lettuce recalls?

Not only can at-home growers skip this risk - you'll also save money, enjoy a nearly endless variety of organic and heirloom options and have fresh salads at their fingertips all year around - even without an outdoor garden.

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May 30th, 2011
01:15 PM ET
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Amid deepening public concerns over the country's food safety following a wave of recent scandals, China's highest court has ordered judges nationwide to hand down harsher sentences, including the death penalty, to people convicted of violating food safety regulations.

In a directive released by the state-run Xinhua news agency over the weekend, the Supreme People's Court said in cases where people die from food safety violations, convicted suspects should be given the death sentence, while criminals involved in non-lethal cases should face longer prison terms and larger fines.

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