Must-haves for your favorite food fiends
December 3rd, 2010
07:30 PM ET
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Gotta get a gift for a food fanatic? From Cut Brooklyn knives and the best peeler EVER to kick-ass country hams and indoor turkey fryers, our managing editor is sharing her personal kitchen favorites.

Get Eatocracy's gift recommendations at CNN Money

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5@5 - Catherine McCord
December 3rd, 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.

Catherine McCord is a mother of two, model and former co-host of MTV's "Loveline." Now that Dr. Drew and FHM spreads are sitting on the sidelines, she turned her biggest passion - cooking - into Weelicious, a popular food blog for parents. And don't worry, McCord isn't into that whole I'm-gonna-slip-puréed-broccoli-into-the-chicken-nuggets tomfoolery - what your kids see is what they get.

The holidays are the perfect time to get the wee ones involved in the kitchen making homemade treats. Just don't let 'em eat too much icing or stick gumdrops up their noses - trust us, it ain't pretty.

Best part is? You never have to go to the mall. Edible gifts, for the win.

Five Homemade Holiday Party Treats: Catherine McCord

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Today's non-shocker: Guy Fieri loves being a game show host
December 3rd, 2010
02:46 PM ET
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Chef, television host and professional word-maker-upper Guy Fieri sees "Minute to Win It" - returns for three holiday-themed episodes on NBC starting December 7 - as a victory for the common man, saying "It's a life-changing show where you don't have to be a Rhodes scholar or muscle man to play."

Guy Fieri: man of the people. If the people reeeeaaaaallllly like hair gel and kreative, kopious use of the letter "K." ("Kulinary Kweens" - really?)

James Dinan serves up the full story at the Marquee Blog

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Tweetjemee: A home-cooked meal every night
December 3rd, 2010
01:30 PM ET
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Get a home-cooked meal any night of the week – if you live in the Netherlands, that is.

Tweetjemee is a website for those who cook and those who eat (read: everyone). Home cooks can make whatever and however much they want and then sell the fruits of their labor online.

The "chef" decides the meal, price and pick-up time, turning his or her kitchen into a “webtaurant.” Sometimes diners are invited into the chef’s house to enjoy the meal in the comfort of their kitchen.

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Lunchtime poll – grandma a good cook?
December 3rd, 2010
12:15 PM ET
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Yesterday, we discussed how the specter of the Southern grandmother tends to loom large over all her descendants. You're never going to best her biscuits or trump her chicken and dumplings - though you're certainly welcome to try.

Then some of us around Eatocracy HQ got to talking. We won't name names, but a couple of people admitted that actually, their grandma couldn't cook a lick. One didn't care to. Another tried and failed badly - though everyone still had to make a fuss about how good it was. It's not an especially fair expectation, to be sure, but how does or did she measure up to the stereotype of the killer-cookin' granny? (Your secret is safe with us.)

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