5@5 - Chef Michael Schlow
December 2nd, 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.

Fraggle Rock(s). Cleveland rocks. Aerosmith rocks. You know what else rocks? Being a chef. Just ask Michael Schlow.

Schlow is the executive chef and owner of Radius, Via Matta and Alta Strada restaurants. You may also recognize the James Beard Award-winning chef from season one of  "Top Chef Masters."

Five Reasons I Love Being A Chef: Michael Schlow

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December 2nd, 2010
04:00 PM ET
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The House of Representatives passed a sweeping child nutrition bill Thursday designed to promote better eating habits in part by giving the federal government more authority to set standards for food sold in vending machines and other venues on school grounds.

Among other things, the $4.5 billion measure provides more money to poor areas to subsidize free meals and requires schools to abide by health guidelines drafted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To help offset the higher cost of including more fruits and vegetables, the bill increases the reimbursement rate for school lunches.

Read Congress passes sweeping child nutrition bill on CNN Politics and see what Tom Colicchio, Alice Waters, Jamie Oliver and others have to say about school lunch reform

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December 2nd, 2010
03:00 PM ET
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Box lunch
December 2nd, 2010
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Why's everybody always picking on Maraschino cherries? - Serious Eats

  • What began with, "Uh, there's a lizard in my airplane dinner," ends in a lawsuit. - Gawker

  • An ex-con's inspiring journey from prison to DC's Central Kitchen.– The Atlantic

  • Meet hypoallergenic wine: the labradoodles for oenophiles. - TIME
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