January 31st, 2011
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5@5 - Chef Dennis Marron
January 31st, 2011
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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.

Prime time television spots. Magazine covers. Dog food commercials. Cracker artists. The slots once reserved for stars and starlets have a new face: chefs.

Dennis Marron, executive chef of both Jackson 20 and The Grille at Morrison House in Alexandria, Virginia, says the job description now requires those behind the burner to wear many toques.

Five Things Real Chefs Don’t Have Time To Do (But Find Time To Anyway): Dennis Marron

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January 31st, 2011
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January 31st, 2011
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In light of both the class action lawsuit alleging that Taco Bell's "seasoned beef" is in fact insufficiently beefy and the USDA's new dietary guidelines, Newsroom's Kyra Phillips and I chatted about the role of personal responsibility when it comes to your nutritional intake. (That is assuming that you're lucky enough to have a choice in the matter - as author Lawrence Ross pointed out on Twitter.)

Knowledge is power, but are you harnessing it for yourself?

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January 31st, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Separation of church and chicken: Faith-based fast food chain Chick-fil-A (heck, they're closed on Sundays) is questioned by the gay rights movement. - NY Times

  • Bacon has been deemed the "gateway meat" for vegetarians. - NPR

  • Milk does the United Kingdom's environment good with new papier-mache bottles. - Daily Mail

  • Rage against the vending machine: operators are installing wireless devices to notify them about snack attack-inspired robberies. - Wall Street Journal

  • How to get your foot (and mouth) in the food industry. - The Atlantic
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