5@5 - Nadia Giosia
November 12th, 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.

If "breaking up is hard to do" and "a way to a man's heart is through his stomach," why not find equilibrium by breaking up while breaking bread?

Nadia Giosia, or Nadia G. for short, is host of the new Cooking Channel series "Bitchin’ Kitchen." In each episode of her comedy-cooking show, she provides recipes to fill the bill for whatever life throws at us, from meeting the in-laws to coping with hangovers to calling it Splitsville.

As Nadia puts it: "It's the last supper, and it ain't the King James Version."

Five Tips for a Break-up Meal: Nadia Giosia
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November 12th, 2010
03:45 PM ET
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Twelve years of Catholic school provided me with many things: rock-solid knowledge of Dewey Decimal shelf placement of books on The Life of Christ (232.9), a complicated relationship with plaid skirts, and to-the-millimeter specifics on how much room the Holy Spirit requires to remain between dance partners. Not addressed with quite as much fervor - the "Sabbath mode" on major cooking appliances.

Today's press release from GE clears that all up:

Keeping Food Warm on Sabbath, GE Meets the Needs of Observant Jewish Consumers

LOUISVILLE, KY — November 12, 2010 — (NYSE:GE) — Whether it’s gefilte fish, challah, brisket, noodle kugel, latkes, or one of the many other iconic mainstays of the Jewish kitchen, there is one critical ingredient that cuts across them all – the cooking appliance. While electronics and safety features on modern ranges have added complexity and challenges to the Kosher kitchen, GE has answered with a Star-K-certified Sabbath mode feature on hundreds of its cooking appliances.

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November 12th, 2010
02:00 PM ET
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We've been busy with our Secret Suppers but will resume our ever so helpful T-minus guide to a laid back Thanksgiving coverage posthaste.

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Lunchtime poll – tasty toys
November 12th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
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San Francisco's board of supervisors recently approved a measure requiring fast food children’s meals to meet certain nutritional standards before they could be sold with toys, claiming the law promotes healthy eating habits and combats childhood obesity. But do people really select their lunch based on the mass-produced plastic freebie that's served alongside?

Erm, guilty as charged - at least in the past. In college, I hauled my cookies on at least one metropolitan rail line and a city bus just to nab the full suite of Nightmare Before Christmas bundled with a BK Kids Meal. Now I've wised up and realized that most fast food joints will gladly sell you the toys sans any untoward food items, just for the asking.

I adored my AOL Living colleagues back when, but they wouldn't be sporting those sweet Hello Kitty watches if I'd had to choke down a sixer of McNuggets to get 'em.

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

  • Embrace your inner frat star: Canned beer is making a comeback. - Daily Blender


  • The Ikea effect and food: The harder you work for your food, the more satisfied you'll be. - Wired



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November 12th, 2010
10:30 AM ET
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Even the most adventurous eaters often give their inner food warrior the day off on Thanksgiving - nothing but the same turkey, stuffing (or dressing!), cranberries, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie they've been eating since childhood. If one of those dishes goes missing, the whole meal just doesn't feel right.

Other families stray away from the standards - some friends of ours have to have collard greens, whiskey sours and banana pudding for the day to feel right, while another family dives into duck - and develop their own must-indulge traditions.

iReporter Celebuzzz caught up with one of the hardest working men in showbiz and tech, Greg Grunberg and asked him to dish on his Thanksgiving must-eats. "Grunny," to his devoted fans, starred in the dearly departed Heroes and Felicity, helms the upcoming TV show Love Bites, moonlights as an an app developer with Yowza and occasionally takes time out to enjoy his Mom's tamales at Thanksgiving.

Stay tuned for part two of his interview and submit your own "It's not Thanksgiving without..." story on iReport

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Breakfast buffet
November 12th, 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.

November 12 is National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day, so we at Eatocracy fully expect you to go a little bonkers with your coups de grâce.

Pineapple and sausage? Sure. Hot dogs and eggs? Of course. French fries and pickles? When in Rome. It’s your day to have a venerable smörgåsbord in pie form.

Except for anchovies, ‘cause apparently that's not allowed.

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