Fame Bites - Gayle King
March 1st, 2011
05:00 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.

It's not easy being King.

That is, unless you're Gayle King - editor-at-large of "O, The Oprah Magazine" and host of "The Gayle King Show" - who we recently talked soup (and sprouts and Sprinkles) with.

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Box lunch
March 1st, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Del Monte packages its bananas in plastic bags to make them more portable? #winning - Gizmodo

  • Of mice and men and pizza: a pizzeria owner in Pennsylvania has been dubbed a "food terrorist" after planting mice at a competitor's restaurant. - Fox News

  • Open wide, here comes the aero-plane! The top 10 restaurants at U.S. airports– USA Today

  • Sacrebleu! Global warming could stop wine-growing in Bordeaux by 2050. - The Telegraph

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Food & Wine's The People's Best New Chef 2011: Last chance to vote!
March 1st, 2011
10:45 AM ET
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Voted for your regional favorite for The People's Best New Chef 2011 yet? You've got until midnight ET to make your voice heard, so get clicking.

Midwest | Pacific | Southwest | Northwest | New England
Southeast | New York Area | Great Lakes | Mid-Atlantic | Gulf Coast

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Can you get hooked on diet soda?
March 1st, 2011
10:15 AM ET
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Editor's note: Spoiler alert - yes. If you're us.

First thing every morning, Ellen Talles starts her day by draining a supersize Styrofoam cup filled with Diet Coke and crushed ice. The 61-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., drinks another Diet Coke in the car on the way to work and keeps a glass nearby "at all times" at her job as a salesclerk. By the end of the day she has put away about 2 liters.

"I just love it," she says. "I crave it, need it. My food tastes better with it."

Talles sounds a lot like an addict. Replace her ever-present glass of Diet Coke with a cigarette, and she'd make a convincing two-pack-a-day smoker. In fact, she says, she buys her 2-liter bottles 10 at a time - more if a hurricane is in the offing - because if she notices she's down to her last one, she panics "like somebody who doesn't have their pack of cigarettes."

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