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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