5@5 - Chef Daniel Bortnick
January 5th, 2011
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.

You know the mantra by now: "A New Year, a new you." It's that time of year where people toss around these so-called "resolutions" vowing to eat healthier, detach themselves from the caffeine drip, or in our case, eat more of the good stuff.

For those traveling down the healthier route, many are opting to cut back on or even eliminate gluten - the group of natural proteins found in all forms of wheat and wheat flour - from their diet.

Whether you're one of the 1 in 133 Americans that is affected by a gluten intolerance, or just deciding to have a go at gluten-free, Chef Daniel Bortnick of Firefly restaurant has got the goods - and they're flourless.

Gluten-Free Ingredients to Cook With in the New Year: Daniel Bortnick

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Starbucks strips down its signature siren
January 5th, 2011
04:00 PM ET
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Starbucks' signature siren is getting an updated look to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the global coffee chain.

The stripped-down logo features the siren alone, without the "Starbucks Coffee" encircling her image, an homage to the ubiquitous chain's modest beginnings in the Seattle's Pike Place Market in Washington state, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said.

Read the rest of "Starbucks unveils new logo" on CNN's "This Just In" blog.

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Poll – making a meal of mustang
January 5th, 2011
12:45 PM ET
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At 3:30 PST, a group of representatives from U.S. and Canadian animal science and humane livestock handling organizations, as well as federal and state livestock processing regulatory agencies will convene at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for a discussion entitled "Setting the High Standard for Humane Processing of Horses." The "processing" part of the equation entails the slaughter and butchery of the animals for the purpose of human consumption.

The panel, which is being held as part of a four day Summit of the Horse includes representatives from American Humane, the Humane Handling and Assessment Tool Project, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The issue at hand has stirred passionate and polar arguments from those who see horse meat - especially that of wild mustangs who are seen by some as an invasive species - as a cheap, viable source of food for hungry Americans, and wild horse advocates who see the slaughter of these animals as cruel and unnecessary.

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Box lunch
January 5th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • A giant bluefin tuna sold for a record 32.5 million yen (roughly $390,061) at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market. - Telegraph

  • Hash (not that kind, Cheech) is making a name for itself amongst chefs. - New York Times

  • Nevada's Bureau of Land Management says it is opposed to slaughtering wild horses for food.– Los Angeles Times

  • Ron Jeremy takes the term "food porn" a little too literally. - Eater

  • "Re-Taste Your Youth at 40 Proof" with alcoholic chocolate milk. Wonder how it tastes with Four Loko? - NY Daily News

  • Internet sensation "women laughing alone with salad" meets its match with "men laughing alone with fruit salad." We're waiting for an "old people frowning alone with oatmeal" meme ourselves. - Buzzfeed
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