5@5 - Jilly Stephens, Executive Director of City Harvest
February 25th, 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.

In a country filled with weight loss reality shows and Double Downs, the omnipresence of food insecurity and hunger in the United States might come as a shock to some.

Jilly Stephens is the Executive Director of City Harvest. The non-profit organization dedicates itself to ending hunger in New York City by collecting leftover food from restaurants, grocery stores, manufacturers, and farms and distributing it to those in need.

Five Shocking Statistics About Hunger: Jilly Stephens
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Poll – regional pride!
February 25th, 2011
03:15 PM ET
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We're getting down to the wire in The People's Best New Chef 2011 race. While the ultimate winner will be determined by the top vote-getter across all regions, howzabout you stand up for your neck of the woods?
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The fish butcher
February 25th, 2011
12:45 PM ET
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Justo Thomas is a symphony conductor.

His music: seldom heard. His stage: a sterile ten by five foot white-tiled room. The temperature: as cold as the fluorescent lighting above.

“Nobody comes down here. All this space is mine. Nobody comes in here,” says Thomas.

Here is the basement of Le Bernardin, arguably the best seafood restaurant in New York and most likely the country. Thomas, its fish butcher chef, has been “performing” at this three Michelin-star restaurant for seven years.

In the tucked away area, there’s a continual rhythm of sharp clings followed by loud thumps and wistful rings. But Thomas’s instruments do not include strings, percussion, or woodwinds. His are a half-dozen German-made steel knives.
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Box lunch
February 25th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • A Minnesota man landed in jail after drunkenly breaking into a restaurant to cook wings. - My Fox 9



  • Orlando: home of the "happiest place on earth" and the most fast food restaurants in America. - The Daily Beast


  • Eat a sardine, save the ocean. - Guardian


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