How do you bake that perfect, mouthwatering pie when you can't even see how the crust and glaze are coming along? Vietnamese-American grad student Christine Ha has found a way. She is the first legally blind contestant on the reality TV show MasterChef. She's even impressing Gordon Ramsay, the notoriously brutal chef and judge. Christine Ha tells host Michel Martin how she does it all.
Solar cooks can use the sun's rays to make meals from rice and beans to spare ribs and even cake — no electricity or gas required. With the right equipment, all you need is a sunny day and some patience.
Take a hot dog from New York's Coney Island, throw in plenty of Greek immigrants and a booming auto industry, add some chili sauce, a steamed bun, chopped onions, mustard and an epic sibling rivalry and you've got the makings of a classic American melting pot story.
The French Revolution conjures up memories of Marie Antoinette and the guillotine and angry peasant uprisings, but middle-class vegetarians may have also played an important role in the politics of the day.
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