Bacon grease: The fountain of youth?
August 10th, 2010
07:30 PM ET
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We pore through all our readers' comments, because we're masochists interested like that, and we can't help but notice trends popping up. Sometimes, it's people spreading jelly on grilled cheese sandwiches. This time, it's octo and nonagenarian relatives who eat or ate purportedly unhealthy foods - in this case, mostly bacon grease - on a regular basis because gosh darn it, why stop now?

My grandfather ate pork at every meal starting with bacon in the morning and fried in lard pork chops all his life. It finally killed him at the age of 92. My wife and I are close to 70, in good health and love our meat. I'm not knocking the veggies because we eat lots of greens but meat has been getting a bad rap ever since Disney started cartooning.


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5@5 - Chef Sang Yoon
August 10th, 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.

Where's the beef? And the beer?

Sang Yoon is the the chef/restaurateur behind the microbrew-centric gastropub, Father's Office, in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California. Along with serving up his insane Maytag blue cheese, Gruyère, arugula and applewood-bacon compote burger, Yoon filters the 36 tap brews on the menu through special tubing designed for blood transfusions - let's just say he likes to spice things up.

This fall, the Korean-born chef will stray from his burger-and-beer following and dedicate his first fine dining restaurant, Lukshon, to his Asian roots and its lesser known flavors.

Five Unsung Heroes of Asian Sauces: Sang Yoon

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August 10th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
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Lunchtime poll – drinking on planes
August 10th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
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Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater made a huge splash with his dramatic, slide-borne, profanity-laced exit from the aircraft after getting into a kerfuffle with an unruly passenger. His coup de grace? Nabbing two brewskis from the cart before fleeing the scene.

Can't say we haven't been there - not the cursing and the sliding - craving an adult beverage after weathering TSA security, endless delays, screaming kids, rude seatmates and cramped conditions.

Do you ever indulge when you're flying the friendly skies?

Previously – Plane fare: Why are there no more meals?

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Box lunch
August 10th, 2010
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • The Michelin Guide will now offer food-themed vacations. It's a gourmet getaway. - The Independent

  • New York City's Times Square dedicates more than 3,000 square feet to toaster pastries. - NPR

  • The Finicky Eating in Adults Study aims to understand the picky eater phenomenon. - News & Observer

  • In light of Jehangir Mehta's restaurant Mehtaphor, a few other chef-referencing restaurant possiblities. - Zagat

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