5@5 - Chef Josh Smith
October 22nd, 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.

Josh Smith is the executive chef of Local Roots in Roanoke, Virginia - and the restaurant is just as its name implies.

The farm-to-table eatery supports and utilizes locally-sourced produce and meats to crank out modern American cuisine with classic Virginian touches. (Did someone say pimento cheese?)

For Smith, the local food movement has taken root. He's livin' la vida locavore and encourages you all to do the same.

Five Reasons to Use Local Farmers: Josh Smith
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Fame Bites - Chelsea Staub
October 22nd, 2010
02:00 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.

If you have tween, teen or otherwise Jonas Brothers-obsessed entity living under your roof, Chelsea Staub is a household name.

22-year-old Staub is most recognized for her role as Stella Malone in the Disney Channel series JONAS L.A.

Whether eating banana and Nutella sandwiches with the JoBros or cooking up her trademark Asian pork wrap, this Los Angelite means business when it comes to food.

And the next time Larry King and Snoop Dogg make a Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles run, we definitely know who to call.
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Lunchtime poll - tailgating food
October 22nd, 2010
12:15 PM ET
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Are you ready for some football?

And, we’re not talking any of that namby-pamby no-hands stuff - that sport had its time to shine earlier this year during the World Cup. We’re talking pig skin: the hard-hitting slice of Americana.

As autumn saunters in, droves of football fans sporting colorful paraphernalia pile themselves into parking lots and stadiums every weekend to cheer on their favorite team.

And all that cheering, not to mention the rigorous parking lot sports of ladder ball, corn hole, flip cup and beer pong (or Beirut, depending on your local persuasion), can certainly work up an appetite. So, we want to know:

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Box lunch
October 22nd, 2010
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.


  • With many species of fish containing high levels of mercury, an examination of those safest to eat. - Mother Nature Network


  • Bell & Evans and Mary's Chickens will begin gassing chickens before killing them to reduce the bird's stress level. - New York Times


  • You lie! Domino's new “Wisconsin Six Cheese Pizza” only uses 33 percent Wisconsin cheese. - Eater


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Breakfast buffet
October 22nd, 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.

Can we chow down on mixed nuts and trail mix today? Oh yes pe-can - October 22 is National Nut Day.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, consuming one ounce of nuts per day can help reduce the risk of heart disease. The healthy snack is packed with protein, nutrients and antioxidants, so get cracking.

There’s no need for an open fire. Feel free to eat the dainty snack right out of the can or baked into your favorite treats.

Walnuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews - there are plenty of types to choose from, so don’t be afraid to go nutty.

What's on TV?
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October 22nd, 2010
07:45 AM ET
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Green acres, or at least the South Lawn, is the place to be - especially if you're First Lady Michelle Obama.

The First Lady spent Wednesday afternoon picking pumpkins, turnips and sweet potatoes from the White House kitchen garden with students from Tubman and Bancroft Elementary Schools.

The harvest was part of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, which aims to combat childhood obesity.
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