Recalls out of reach for the FDA?
September 9th, 2010
08:00 PM ET
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The Food and Drug Administration has limited power when it comes to food recalls, reports CNN Radio's Jim Roope. He speaks with the FDA's Associate Commissioner for Food Protection, Dr. Jeff Farrar about the measures the agency can take to get companies to remove compromised foods from the marketplace.

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5@5 - Chef John Besh
September 9th, 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.

Cookbook author, restaurateur, James Beard winner and darn good chef John Besh is owner of six New Orleans restaurants - August, Besh Steak, Lüke, La Provence, American Sector and Domenica.

When he's not cooking up the foodways of his native southern Louisiana, you might just find him chanting "Who dat?" for his beloved New Orleans Saints. With the NFL season officially kicking off tonight as the Saints defend their Super Bowl title against the Minnesota Vikings, it only seemed fitting that Chef Besh offer up his pre-game eating route to the Superdome.

5 Things to Eat Before Going to Watch the New Orleans Saints Kick Butt: John Besh
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Blogger Spotlight: Running with Tweezers
September 9th, 2010
02:30 PM ET
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Every so often, 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 blogger and blog:
Who: Tami Hardeman, of Running with Tweezers
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
Twitter: @runwithtweezers
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September 9th, 2010
01:45 PM ET
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We recently shared the story of Olde Salty's - a restaurant in North Carolina with a policy banning screaming children from the premises. Comments are still raging, and we'll share stories from both of the high chair later today, but the video above raises an issue, and we'd like to hear your stance and stories.

Why? Because understanding starts with conversation - even if you've got a differing point of view. Consider this your virtual dinner table.

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Lunchtime poll – you have some shmutz in your teeth
September 9th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
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Um, we didn't know if we should say anything, but, um, you have some parsley in your teeth.

No, it's still there.

Over to the right a little bit.

There, you got it.

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Box lunch
September 9th, 2010
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • You may be grabbing your next five dollar footlong from a food truck. - Los Angeles Times


  • Meet a 117-year-old block of cheese. - New Yorker


  • A backstage pass to the kitchen of Alice Waters. - Vanity Fair


  • Are McDonald's "Real Fruit" Smoothies actually made with "real" fruit? - Spoonful of Sugar


  • A day in the life of a sommelier - Avatar style. - Xtranormal
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September 9th, 2010
11:00 AM ET
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iReport recently asked what you dreamed of becoming when you were young. And then tell them what you actually did grow up to be.

iReporter Joshua Estrin was just hanging out, minding his own business in a vineyard when good ol' Joe Bastianich comes up strumming on his guitar. Seemed like the perfect opportunity to ask what he'd be doing if he hadn't ended up feeding people Italian food and wine with more than 20 restaurants and most recently, the 40,000+ square foot "Eataly" Italian food emporium.

iReport has the FULL VIDEO
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September 9th, 2010
10:00 AM ET
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Breakfast buffet
September 9th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.

We schnitzel you not: September 9 is National Wienerschnitzel Day.

German for "Viennese cutlet," the traditional, Austrian dish is made with boneless veal that has been pounded thin with a meat mallet or rolling pin. The escalopes are then dipped in egg, breadcrumbs and pan-fried.

With Oktoberfest nigh, take part in the jubilee - everyone ends up a wiener.

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