January 17th, 2012
04:15 PM ET
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A very short time ago, in Boston, Massachusetts, hungry Arisia Sci-Fi Convention attendees chowed down on what its creators described as "the world’s most epic cake."

According to Tyler Oakleaf, co-owner of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes, it took a staff of ten to assemble the 6 foot 4 inch edible Stormtrooper using 208 eggs, 20 pounds of butter, 140 pounds of sugar, 35 pounds of flour, 55 pounds of marshmallows and 30 pounds of Rice Krispies Treats.

While the 300 pound cake might have served as late morning snack for Jabba the Hutt, it took nearly 600 conventioneers to take down the cake (which was donated by the bakery) at $15 a pop, or roughly thirty Galactic Standard Credits*.

*If we have our Star Wars math correct. And we're sure you'll tell us if we don't. Help us, Geek Out!



Gorton - a Granite State gem along the primary trail
January 10th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe. Jeremy Harlan is a CNN photojournalist currently covering the New Hampshire primary. He has a hungry baby and he loves Vienna sausage.

"His name must be Mikey, because I think he likes it."

First, my name isn't Mikey. Second, I ate Life cereal almost every morning of my childhood and this particular "it" tasted nothing like Life. Third, I wanted to tell my fellow Nashua, New Hampshire diner patron that I wasn't ready to proclaim my fondness for this new taste.

I have found myself in the Granite State for my third Presidential campaign cycle. I think I've been in at least half the state's diners - most while shooting candidates pressing the flesh, posing for photos, and pleading for votes. For me, these events usually involve side-stepping pie displays, barging in on folk's breakfasts, and generally being a pain in the sides of hard-working cooks and waitresses.
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Wolf Blitzer's gefilte fish fixation and other holiday must-haves
November 9th, 2011
03:46 PM ET
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Our favorite question to ask folks at this time of year how they'd finish the sentence, "It's not Thanksgiving without..."

Wolf Blitzer, Candy Crowley, John King and Soledad O'Brien share the dishes that make their holidays shine bright.

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Herding Carvilles, John King's strange eating stance and Soledad consumes mass quantities
September 8th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
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Politics begin at home and James Carville, John King and Soledad O'Brien had to learn a thing or two about domestic diplomacy, growing up in massive families. Here's the scoop on how CNN's Political Team got their grub on growing up.
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