5@5 - Chef Tim Love
September 17th, 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.

Tim Love hails from the land of yellow roses, cowboys and barbecue - better known as Texas. Love is the chef and owner of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Fort Worth, where his urban western cuisine has garnered him national critical acclaim. He also operates two locations of the burger-centric Love Shack.

We talk a lot in this neck of the woods about the great vegetarian debate. When you're immersed in the food world, it's an ongoing conversation that never ceases to fascinate and/or stir up reactions. On the other hand, when you come from a state with cuts of meat named after it (i.e. the Texas ribeye) like Love, being an omnivore is pretty much a way of life. Now, he's here to tell you why you shouldn't have beef with eating meat.

You don't eat no meat? That's ok, he'll make you lamb.

Five Reasons Not To Be A Vegetarian: Tim Love

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Food Trucks on the Green
September 17th, 2010
03:00 PM ET
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Will New Yorker’s call it "Vendors on the Green"?

Beginning October 15th, vendor foods trucks will occupy the space where the fabled iconic Central Park restaurant Tavern on the Green once operated.

It's come to this: from filet mignon to tacos, homemade soups and dumplings. Four food vendors will occupy the space where the Tavern's Crystal room once stood.

On Thursday, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation announced that the outdoor terrace facing the Sheep Meadow will begin featuring offerings from Ladle of Love, Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, Rickshaw Dumpling Truck and Van Leeuwen Artistan Ice Cream.

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Michelle Obama to host farm-to-table lunch for world leaders
September 17th, 2010
01:30 PM ET
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Washington (CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama is putting her food where her mouth is, so to speak, at next week's United Nations General Assembly.

Mrs. Obama will host a Farm-to-Table luncheon on Friday for the spouses of visiting world leaders at a local New York farm to highlight one of her signature causes: nutrition. During the luncheon, Mrs. Obama and the other "first spouses" will tour the farm and the education center that is attached to it.

In Pocantico Hills, New York the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a non-profit farm and education center on about 80 acres and farms four seasons of the year. It's initiatives focus on health and sustainability. The facility also has a restaurant called Blue Hill at Stone Barns where the luncheon will be held.

CNN White House Producer Xuan Thai has the FULL STORY

Previously - Michelle Obama talks restaurants and the family food chain

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September 17th, 2010
01:00 PM ET
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Previously - Read what Chef Tom Colicchio had to say about school lunch reform and the response from our readers.

Be sure to tune into "Your Bottom Line" with Stephanie Elam tomorrow morning at 9:30 ET for these and more money-saving tips.

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Lunchtime poll – strollers in bars
September 17th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
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Why yes - it's the issue that won't just take its binky and go to bed. Memoirist, columnist and former New York Times restaurant critic posted on the paper's Diners Journal blog that moments after he posted an installment of his "Tipsy Diaries" series, noting his non-annoyance at the sight of a stroller in a neighborhood bar, a reader commented that mothers in bars she frequented had taken to chastising loud and/or profane patrons as well as those who were - gasp - drinking too much.

She was decidedly unamused. What's your take, baby?

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