"My son loved pickles, but wouldn't eat cucumbers. I told him they were just pre-pickles and never had a problem getting him to eat them again." - Tina
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.
Along with being the executive chef at New York City's Butter restaurant, Alex Guarnaschelli may ring a bell as a recurring judge on the popular Food Network series "Chopped," and host of her own Food Network show, "Alex’s Day Off." Oh, and might we mention her four-year stint in Guy Savoy's three Michelin-starred kitchen in grand ol' Paree? Thought so.
Before all that, she was the young daughter of cookbook editor, Maria Guarnaschelli, feasting on the foods of whatever book her mother was editing at the time. In the spirit of her mother, Guarnaschelli shares her five favorite cookbooks that'll be sure to stir up culinary fervor in any aspiring cook.
The host of No Reservations takes care of unfinished business in Lebanon's capital and talks organic food and the best kibbeh he's ever had.
Nicole Dow: During your first visit to Beirut in 2006, the war between Hezbollah and Israel started. It’s now been four years. How did you find Beirut on this second trip?
Anthony Bourdain: Fantastic, we did the show that we hoped to do in 2006 - a happy show highlighting the aspects of Beirut that enchanted us the minute we arrived. I was dismayed to see that Hezbollah is more powerful than they were in 2006. If anything, they seem to be the beneficiaries of the conflict. Public opinion-wise, politically, far more influential now than when I was there in 2006.
The Beirut I hoped to find is still there, largely back to the way it was, to a large degree. The food was fantastic. We were treated well everywhere.
Every weekday, we're highlighting a 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.
Sometimes you find things on the Internet; other times, things find you.
Poking around online last night, I wasn't even thinking about food – which, granted, is fairly unusual for me. Somehow, I managed to surf my way over a list of products still made in the USA, mostly clothes and accessories.
I was vaguely hoping to find myself a new duffel bag, something old-school and sturdy. But there, at the bottom of the page – below Johnson Woolen Mills of Johnson, Vermont, and Utility Canvas of Gardiner, New York – was, remarkably, a listing for a "Steam Cheese Burger Chest – Meriden, Connecticut."
Some people are on the front lines when it comes to what they're eating, and others never check a label.
Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.
CNN staffers travel a lot, even when they're not out chasing a story. They also tend to seek out delicious eats, no matter where their travels take them. This is the first in a series of snapshots of roadside food stands across the globe. Today's contributor, Shana Darnell, is a photo editor for CNN. She is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Traveling on Hwy 369 in Ball Ground, Georgia, northeast of Hwy. 20, before you even see it, you catch a delicious whiff emanating from a large smoker, billowing barbecue aroma. A man chopping wood and a scarecrow version of the Amos's Bar-B-Q namesake greets you as you turn the corner onto Hightower Road.
A police raid on a members-only grocery has devotees of unpasteurized dairy up in arms. In surveillance footage posted by the Los Angeles Times, four officers, with guns drawn, snaked through the aisles of Venice, California’s Rawsome Foods in search of outlaw raw cow and goat milk – which they found and confiscated.
In addition to the club’s computers, yogurt, cartons and jugs of milk and blocks of goat cheese were among the unpasteurized edibles nabbed by federal, state and local authorities who cited the co-op’s lack of proper permits to sell food to the public, while one of its vendors, Healthy Family Farms was also raided, having not met sufficient licensing standards in its processing plant.