Food

Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake

THRISSUR, India (AFP) — It was a record-baking effort. Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern India came together Wednesday to create what they said is the world’s longest cake — about 6.5 kilometers (four miles). They spread chocolate ganache…

The pirarucu: the giant prized fish of the Amazon

by Maira RENOU RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Its white flesh is tender and tasty, it can measure up to three meters long and weigh more than 200 kilograms: meet the pirarucu, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish,…

Americans go cuckoo for chicken sandwich

WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — US restaurant chain Popeyes launched a fried chicken sandwich that became so popular the company has run out of stock — leaving would-be consumers crying fowl. On August 12, Popeyes — best known for its Cajun-spiced…