Fame Bites - Jonathan Cheban
October 1st, 2010
05:30 PM ET
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Fame Bites goes inside the belly of the entertainment beast. We're dishing out where the celebrities are eating, what they're eating and who they're eating with.

Celebrity public relations powerhouse Jonathan Cheban is the CEO of Command PR and reality star of “The Spin Crowd,” airing Sunday nights at 10:30 on E!. When he's not "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" or hobnobbing with Gaga, he's fixated on where and what to eat next.

Cheban recently forked over to Eatocracy his favorite eats on both coasts - from "the city of angels" to "the city that never sleeps" - and where he takes a certain Real Housewife of New Jersey and Kelly Osbourne for wings.
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October 1st, 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.

CNNMoney.com anchor Poppy Harlow swings by 5@5 (Live!) to cheese it up - sharing her favorite fromages that won't whey down your finances.

Five Favorite Cheeses Under Five Dollars: Poppy Harlow


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October 1st, 2010
03:45 PM ET
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Editor's note: all week, CNN Newsroom, Rick's List and Eatocracy are teaming up to take a look the effects our dining choices have on our minds, bodies and wallets. Tune into CNN Newsroom daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET for on-air coverage and join in the discussion here on Eatocracy. ALL COVERAGE

Eatocracy's poutine connoisseur Ali Velshi chats with the prince of pura vida, Hector Santiago, and the sultan of sous vide, Richard Blais, about achieving "the science of deliciousness" in your own home.

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Lunchtime poll - chefs with issues
October 1st, 2010
01:15 PM ET
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Top Chef's Tom Colicchio spoke to Congress on behalf of school lunch reform - also a pet issue of Chef Alice Waters.

Chef Nathalie Dupree is running for the South Carolina U.S. Senate seat.

Chef Rick Moonen is speaking out against the FDA's potential approval of genetically modified salmon.

Chefs are a notoriously opinionated, outspoken lot. Do you care what they have to say on issues other than cooking?

Read our series Chefs with Issues to see what some of your favorite toques have to say about childhood obesity, the importance of understanding where your food comes from and why GMO salmon might threaten our aquacultures.

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Recipes from the heart of Senegal
October 1st, 2010
01:15 PM ET
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Chef Pierre Thiam is on a mission teach New Yorkers about African cuisine.

He opened his Senegalese restaurant Le Grand Dakar in Brooklyn, New York, four years ago and such has been its popularity that he has diversified into catering events, teaching cookery classes and appearing on television shows such as Iron Chef America.

Thiam has also written a cookbook, "Yolele," which was nominated for the coveted Julia Child Awards. He says it is the first Senegalese cookbook in English. Yolele, a Fulani word that translates as "let the good times roll," is the first Senegalese cookbook in English, Thiam said.

He said: "I believe it's a food that has a place on the culinary table and it's important to start with a book. Maybe other people will get inspired and do other things with it."

CNN's Inside Africa has the FULL STORY
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