"Nutella with sliced banana rolled up [in] a fresh warm Crepe. Holy burrito Batman!"
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.
Formerly of the "Mighty Appetite" column at the Washington Post, Kim O'Donnel is a trained chef and veteran food journalist.
Her first book (set to be released September 14), "The Meat Lover's Meatless Cookbook," follows in the footsteps of her über-popular "Meatless Monday" posts during her tenure at the Post.
Should you not know: Meatless Monday is an increasingly popular movement in which otherwise omnivorous eaters cut out meat one day a week for health and environmental reasons.
But, whether a carnivorous consumer or plant-nosher, O'Donnel simply wants you to take back the kitchen and get cookin'.
Five Ways to Get Your Cooking Groove Back: Kim O'Donnel
Devna Shukla is a Production Assistant for CNN's AC360°
Okay, I admit it. I'm not a so-called "foodie." I often have to Google terms such as "eau de vie" and "varak" while watching cooking shows. I'd rather have French fries over foie gras and a bowl of cereal over ceviche.
Moving from Los Angeles to New York last year, I thought I might have a shot at becoming a real foodie. With some of the best restaurants in the world easily accessible, I was excited to explore the culinary and culture world that is New York dining.
Sadly, my quest took a sharp detour. After having lunch at one of the most esteemed restaurants in New York, I found myself extremely sick and plagued by stomach issues. Through all the missed eating opportunities and doctors visits, I’ve found a newfound appreciation for an American classic: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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.
Turns out there's been a promotion over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Assistant White House chef and vocal child nutrition advocate, Sam Kass, has been named the Senior Policy Adviser For Healthy Food Initiatives - leaving behind his former title of Food Initiative Coordinator as First Lady Michelle Obama continues her Let's Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity.
"He has just been such an important part of promoting healthy eating, not just here at the White House, but helping to shape this initiative," Mrs. Obama said.
Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.
Eatcyclopedia is our ever-expanding glossary of food terms, and we'll be highlighting a term from it each weekday. The entries include definitions and, where applicable, pronunciations and country of origin - all spelling bee competitor style. Want us this use it in a sentence? Okay, here goes.
Use: Without bees, there would be no honey, and without honey there would be no mead - and then what would we quaff by the tankard at the Renaissance faire?
Read the full entry for "honey".