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The official start of the sweet, sweet summertime is nigh - and when it comes to those culinarily-inclined, the June 21 kick-off is full of all sorts of awesome.
Bring on those peaches, cherries and watermelon! And if you want to add a cold glass of sangria to the spread, we certainly would not object.
Oh summer, how do we love thee? Let Jacob Sessoms from Table Restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, help us count the ways.
Five Thoughts on Spring/Early Summer in the South as a Cook: Jacob Sessoms
...One could say those cupcake recipes were the bomb-dot-com. (We'll be here all week. Try the squirrel.)
Sink your teeth into today's top stories.
No traces of the deadly E. coli bacteria have been found in initial tests at a German bean sprout farm suspected of being the source of the outbreak that has killed at least 22 people, agriculture officials in the state of Lower Saxony said Monday.
But authorities said they might not find any evidence of E. coli if it affected only a batch of bad sprouts and is no longer in the supply chain.
Test results are back for 20 of the 40 samples, Lower Saxony officials said Monday. It's not clear when the rest of the test results will be available.
On Sunday, officials said German-grown sprouts are the likely source for the E. coli outbreak.
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Bake up a scrumptious bit of history and enjoy a saucy start to the summer – June 6 is National Applesauce Cake Day.
This old-fashioned spice cake is a comforting summer snack with a patriotic past. A traditional favorite that has graced American tables for decades, this moist cake has endured our history (and ingredient stand-ins) quite gracefully.
In the 1940s, sugar rations forced mothers to get creative in the kitchen to appease their kids. Homemade applesauce, raisins, spices and nuts helped flavor the cake while a dusting of powdered sugar replaced traditional frosting.
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Sprouts grown in Germany are the likely source for an E. coli outbreak that has killed 22 people, officials said Sunday.
Gert Lindemann, agricultural minister of Lower Saxony, said there is a "direct link" between a company in the town of Bienenbuettel and "these people getting sick." The firm has been shut down and its products have been recalled, Lindemann said.
It is not immediately clear how the E. coli strain may have gotten into the sprouts, officials said.
Sprouts are bred in large drums.
No E. coli has been found in the company. Authorities say the infection may have taken place too long ago to be found at the company itself. But several restaurants and cafeterias linked to the outbreak got sprouts from the company, officials said.