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.
No food Web site would be complete without the requisite list of the best food-related songs ("Cheeseburgers in Paradise!" "Strawberry Fields Forever!") or top food-related movies ("Tampopo!" "Chocolat!") - but here at Eatocracy, we decided to beat that beat a little further.
By craft, Warner drops oenophile-themed hip-hop to the food industry masses under his pseudonym, Jdollasign. He's known to spit "Châteauneuf-du-Pape" to the tune of Snoop Dogg's "Drop it Like It's Hot," and engage in epic "Grapes of Rap" battles at food and wine festivals - and now, he's live in studio to share his favorite rhymes with some serious flavor.
Five Gastro-Rap Anthems: Justin Warner
Got a favorite rhyme that bites back? Share your favorite gastro-rap anthems in the comments.
CNN Tech has weighed in on the publishing blunder that's got everyone from food fiends to 4chan up in arms over online copyrights. In a nutshell, a blogger named Monica Gaudio found that a post she'd written about medieval tart making had been reprinted, without her permission, in a Western New England print magazine called Cooks Source.
When Gaudio contacted the magazine's editor Judith Griggs to ask for an apology on Facebook and a donation of $130 - approximately $.10 a word - to the Columbia School of Journalism, she was shocked to receive a reply that read, in part:
When Gaudio brought the story public on her blog, the collective denizens of the internet, well...
They did not like that one bit.
Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.
Yup – we know we're falling down on the job of making you pants-soilingly anxious about Thanksgiving dinner. You know, being all "rational" and "helpful" and whatnot with our recipes and tips for laid-back hosting - so sorry. To make up for it, let's induce some needless panic.
Please share your most entertaining horror stories in the comments below and we'll include our favorites in an upcoming post.
You may now resume rationality.
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 suspect the above gent's internal dialogue is going a little something like this: "Apple? Dooooooughnut! Apple? Doughnut! Apple? Mmmm, doughnuuuuut."
Lucky for him, today's battle between good and evil just a got a teensy bit easier - November 5 is National Doughnut Day.
Grab a glazed. Kobayashi (yes, we turned him into a verb) a kruller. Eat an éclair. Whatever your fried dough camp, just do it.
Do it! Do it! Do it! We won't tell a soul, scout's honor.
What's on TV?
Chef Bryan Caswell has gotten a Best New Chef nod from Food & Wine magazine, been a James Beard Award nominee, and is currently vying for the position of Next Iron Chef. He also co-hosts radio show Southbound Food, is the chef/owner of Stella Sola, REEF and two outposts of Little Bigs, and will be opening a fifth restaurant - El Real Tex-Mex Cafe - with Texas food-writing legend Robb Walsh in 2011. He gets reeeaaaalllly cranky when his beloved Houston is overlooked by the food media.
We dig the folks at Eater.com, the site Caswell is citing, but let's give the man a chance to stand his ground for H-Town. Take it away, Caz.
Yesterday, I began my ritual surfing through the better-known food blogs and happened upon Eater.com where they are promoting their 2010 Eater Awards for the best restaurants and chefs in the seven cities that Eater.com covers: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Miami and Austin. Once again, my hometown of Houston has been omitted – and not just from the award competition but from an entire site dedicated to good eats across the country.
And it’s not just Eater.com that ritually snubs the fourth largest city in the U.S . - it’s endemic of all the major national publications, both in print and on the web.
Well, I’m sick of it.