Celebrity chef José Andrés offers asylum to octopus
July 7th, 2010
05:15 PM ET
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Chef José Andrés heeds the predictions of the World Cup octopus oracle that predicted a win for his native Spain.

"If Spain wins today octopus is out of all my menus! Word"

Then, "Octopus choose Spain over Germany !"

Anyone wanna pop into Bazaar or Minibar and see if he made good on his Tweet in the wake of of Spain's victory?

@chefjoseandres on Twitter

Previously - 5@5 with Jose Andres
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5@5 - Sommelier Paul Grieco
July 7th, 2010
05:00 PM ET
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

Paul Grieco is the general manager and sommelier of Hearth restaurant, as well as two wine bars, Terroir and Terroir Tribeca, in New York City.

The irreverent wine guru is known for searching out inspiration in the more far flung regions of the vino world.

As a self-proclaimed Riesling-fanatic, Grieco's passion for the white wine runneth so deep, he dedicates an entire season to it. The "Summer of Riesling" includes temporary Riesling tattoos, a Riesling wine bar crawl, a concert featuring "four bands chosen for their high acidity, elegant concentration of fruit and incredible sense of place" and an audience with the Riesling Queen from Germany.

When he's not beating up Bordeaux or swirling Scheurebe, he's teaching his sons the important lessons about life in the restaurant biz.

Top Five Things He Wants to Teach His Sons: Paul Grieco

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Blogger Spotlight: Cincinnati Nomerati
July 7th, 2010
02:30 PM ET
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Every weekday, we're highlighting a local or regional blogger we think you ought to know about. We can’t be everywhere at once, so we look to these passionate eaters, cooks and writers to keep us tapped into every facet of the food world. Consider this a way to get to know a blog’s taste buds, because, well, you should.

Meet today's featured bloggers and blog:
Who: David and Laura Arnold, of Cincinnati Nomerati
Where: Cincinnati, Ohio
Twitter: @cincynomerati

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No free lunches for school kids, say some
July 7th, 2010
02:00 PM ET
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To many, it seems pretty cut and dried. Some kids' families can't afford to feed them enough at home - they should get a decent lunch at school. For free, ideally.

However others don't see it that way, as evidenced by the response to our Q & A with celebrity chef Tom Colicchio on the topic of childhood hunger and healthcare reform. Some heated debate ensued and in the interest of spurring open, honest dialogue about a weighty matter, here are some of the arguments that were presented.

On the child-free subsidizing school lunches via taxes

KitKat
You want kids? Then make darn sure that you can pay for their expenses. The childfree already are penalized by paying more income tax, so why should we have to dish out more in property taxes too? Shouldn't we get a credit for NOT contributing as much to the problem of depleting our natural resources because we chose NOT to have children?

I understand paying SOMETHING to help pay back our education in the public schools when we were children, but when does it END? Folks with kids need to take responsibility for the OWN and not depend on the village so much. It takes PARENTS to raise a kid, people!

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