Hot Messes: The time the stove caught fire
July 20th, 2010
01:30 PM ET
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In the Hot Messes series, we're sharing tales of sunken soufflés, disastrous dinners and other kitchen chaos. Laugh along with us, won't you? It makes it all ever so slightly less painful.

There's a popular notion that no one in New York City cooks. Ever. It probably has something to do with kitchens the size of gym lockers coupled with 24/7 availability of every type of cuisine imaginable.

I myself rarely ever cook. Don't believe me? I moved into my Manhattan apartment on April 1 and never used my oven until this past Saturday.

Within moments, three New York City fire fighters - axes in hand - burst through my front door.
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July 20th, 2010
12:30 PM ET
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We'll return to our regularly-scheduled Eatocracy programming after this important "Panda and Popsicle" interlude.

Previously: What's your favorite frozen treat?

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Lunchtime poll – alcohol
July 20th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
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In light of today's exploration of religious dietary restrictions, we're asking:

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Box lunch
July 20th, 2010
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • The Take Back Your Lunch movement encourages workers to reclaim their lunch break away from their cubicle. - NY Post


  • China has stepped up its fight against restaurant reuse of cooking oil. - Associated Press


  • The five-second rule shouldn't be a rule after all. According to a team of food scientists, it's merely a "function of superstition." - National Post


  • Chilean fishermen are still struggling to recover from the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in February 2010. - Wall Street Journal


  • After a six-year hiatus, the real-life "Soup Nazi" of "Seinfeld" fame will open his doors yet again. No soup for you! - CNN


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Frozen chicken nugget recall
July 20th, 2010
11:30 AM ET
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Perdue Farms, Inc., is recalling approximately 92,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets - nearly 50,000 packages - because they may contain pieces of plastic.

Those affected are sold at Wal-mart stores in the United States under the Great Value brand.

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