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Nattapong Kaweeantawong, a third-generation owner of Wattana Panich, stirs the soup while his mother (left) helps serve and his wife (center) does other jobs at the restaurant. Nattapong or another family member must constantly stir the thick brew. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Soup's On! And On! Thai Beef Noodle Brew Has Been Simmering For 45 Years

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A waitress serving shark fin soup in a restaurant in Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province. Environmental and animal rights groups have campaigned for decades against consumption of shark fin, arguing that demand for the delicacy has decimated the world's shark population and that the methods used to obtain it are inhumane. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fanesca is made with grains and vegetables, and includes toppings such as peanuts, fried plantains, hard-boiled eggs and mini empanadas. Amy Robertson for NPR hide caption

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These robotic arms are part of a modular kitchen that's been set up so that the robot chef can find exactly what it needs. Moley Robotics hide caption

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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

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