July 21st, 2014
12:45 PM ET
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She chops. She sautés. She whips up whole healthy meals.

Eleven-year-old Esther Matheny is a natural when it comes to the kitchen, using her cooking skills and creativity to contribute to her family's dinner table in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

This spring, she won a chance to represent her state at the White House Kids' State Dinner by creating and submitting a recipe for Michelle Obama and the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a contest co-sponsored by food site Epicurious. Winners from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands were invited to attend the dinner.

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July 9th, 2014
12:30 PM ET
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A Louisiana chef sliced open an eggplant and found "GOD." CNN affiliate WAFB reports.
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June 24th, 2014
10:15 AM ET
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how drinking alcohol in moderation can help you live to 100.
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May 23rd, 2014
03:15 PM ET
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CNN's Ivan Watson speaks to a chef in Jerusalem who is preparing to cook for Pope Francis. This will be the third pope he’s cooked for.
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March 27th, 2014
02:00 PM ET
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CNN's Isa Soares looks at the rising cost of the traditional English breakfast.
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February 18th, 2014
01:00 PM ET
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CNN's Ian Lee takes you on a 13 course journey of contemporary Russian cuisine in Sochi.
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January 27th, 2014
02:30 PM ET
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The first time the South Korean factory owner watched his North Korean employees nibble on a Choco Pie, they appeared shocked - even overwhelmed.

He summed up their reaction to the South Korean snack in one word: "Ecstasy."

Much like what Twinkies are to Americans, South Korea's Choco Pies - two disc-shaped, chocolate-covered cakes, sandwiching a rubbery layer of marshmallow cream - are ubiquitous, cost less than 50 cents and are full of empty calories.

But on the other side of the Korean border, the snacks are viewed as exotic, highly prized treats, selling on North Korea's black markets for as much as $10, according to analysts. Their rising popularity in the north reveals an unexpected common ground between the two Koreas, despite their fractious relationship - a shared sweet tooth.
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November 22nd, 2013
01:30 PM ET
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November 14th, 2013
09:00 AM ET
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"Are you open yet?" a passerby asked. It was 10 a.m. on a sunny fall day here, where a small group of staffers met a CNN camera crew outside of Smitten Ice Cream.

By the time the doors officially opened two hours later, a handful of others had inquired about when they could get a scoop. The people wanted their ice cream.

You see, this is not your typical ice cream parlor.

"Here at Smitten we actually make every single batch of ice cream to order," explained store founder Robyn Sue Fisher. "So nothing is frozen until you order it, and we make everything from scratch that morning."

Using seasonal and local ingredients, Fisher's team creates creative flavors like cinnamon apple crisp, maple brown sugar squash and Meyer lemon gingersnap. Smitten doesn't use preservatives, emulsifiers or stabilizers in any of its ingredients.

And because its creations are frozen before your eyes in seconds, the process involves some serious science.
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