The Venezuelan food crisis

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People line up to buy basic food and household items outside a supermarket in Caracas, on September 28, 2016.

A mother contemplates how she does her food shopping amid shortages and high inflation in Venezuela: Whatever is cheapest in the season is what her children eat, substituting one thing for another and in much smaller portions than before.

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The Cake The French People Cook on a Spit

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Thought to have been brought to France by Napoleonic soldiers retreating from battle in Eastern Europe, gateau à la broche, or cake on a spit, has become a Hautes-Pyrénées tradition.

The centrifugal force of the spinning motion causes the dough to spread (Credit: Credit: Salvatore Valeri)

The centrifugal force of the spinning motion causes the dough to spread.

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