Fame Bites - Joy Behar
January 11th, 2011
06:00 PM ET
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Fame Bites goes inside the belly of the entertainment beast. We're dishing out where the celebrities are eating, what they're eating and who they're eating with.

Joy Behar is no stranger to the limelight - not only is she the host of her own primetime show, "The Joy Behar Show" on HLN, she is also a renowned comedian, best-selling author, Emmy Award winner and co-host of ABC's "The View.”

But even if she is a woman running about town from gig to gig, growing up in an Italian-American family taught her to always make time for food - good food at that - and that meatballs are just another way to say, "I love you."

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January 11th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
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Mobile food vendors: it's the trend that keeps on trucking. And in San Francisco, iReporter sfphotoguy found two guys who rolled onto the street food scene in a full-sized school bus.

Le Truc owners Blake Tally and Hugh Schick insist they are not running a mobile food business, but a "bustaurant." Huh? OK. Let’s back it up. Tally, a former financial analyst, and Schick, a former private chef for elite venture capitalists, gathered up $125,000 to transform a classic yellow bus into a chef’s dream kitchen on wheels that can also sit twelve for a private dinner. The gleaming, pearl black Le Truc bus is certainly the most stylish of San Francisco’s mobile food trucks. But Le Truc is, as Tally will tell you, a different take on San Francisco’s evolving street/mobile food scene – rather than having to look up on Twitter to find what part of San Francisco Le Truc is roaming, Blake and Schick have negotiated a permanent daytime parking spot for the bus on Brannan St. near Fourth in the SOMA (South of Market) neighborhood.

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January 11th, 2011
12:15 PM ET
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See pix of decimated supermarkets and read tales of desperation dining in Snowpocalypse Chow!

Okay...whooo...this one is gonna be short because flakes are reported to start falling here in New York City in approximately six hours, and we still need to run to the store and buy 57 loaves of Wonderbread, 12 gallons of milk, several forests worth of Cottonelle® and oops...the dogs. Mustn't forget about the dogs. Five 20lb bags of Iams chunks should be able to get 'em through 'til the streets are plowed on Thursday, right?

And for heaven's sakes, our poor colleagues trapped out in the hinterlands of Hothlanta. Not only were the intrepid souls who managed to snowshoe into the CNN Center bereft of nearly all food court concessions (though an e-mail *did* go out today reassuring staff that the Dunkin Donuts in the atrium was once again cranking out journalism fuel) - Facebook and Twitter feeds from our colleagues indicate that those who haven't yet gone all Donner Party are subsisting on, like, "bok choy and toast for breakfast" per Jessica Ravitz and "dusty lentils" according to Ann Hoevel.

It ain't just CNN employees laying waste to bakery and dairy aisles, either (though then again...has anyone checked our pal Ali Velshi's pantry?). iReporters James Brierton and Ash Collins snapped the picture above at a Wal*Mart near the University of Georgia in Athens. Some items that appear to perhaps be cracker boxes are huddling together in terror in the top right corner and we can only assumed that they fell prey to the plunderers shortly thereafter.

Bonus round after you answer the poll below - what's the gnarliest or most surprisingly delicious storm-bound meal you've ever eaten? Share details in the comments below and you just might be featured in an upcoming round-up of desperation dining.

Previously – Snow ice cream! and submit your storm story to iReport

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Box lunch
January 11th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • In the month of healthy resolutions, fast food chains go on the defensive by bargaining burgers. - USA Today

  • Talk about vintage: A UCLA-led research team has discovered a 6,000-year-old vineyard in an Armenian cave. - Los Angeles Times

  • Germany is facing its own egg scare after high levels of dioxin were discovered in the market. - TIME

  • Wherein Gael Greene pleas that we never forget legendary food writer Craig Claiborne. - Insatiable Critic
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