5@5 - Chef Stephen Barber
March 3rd, 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.

One fish, two fish, red fish, green fish.

With the likes of Frankenfish and mercury-ridden tuna looming in the deep end, many chefs like Stephen Barber of Fish Story restaurant in Napa, California, are putting their money where their fishing line is and seeking out eco-friendly, "sustainable" seafood.

In the case of seafood, sustainably sourced refers to the harvesting method and consumption level that won't significantly disturb the surrounding ecosystem and allows the species to uphold a healthy population level.

Five Reasons to Eat Sustainable Fish: Stephen Barber

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March 3rd, 2011
03:15 PM ET
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Wherein we chat with Newsroom's Suzanne Malveaux about how Le Bernardin's fish butcher Justo Thomas and Chef Eric Ripert work with City Harvest help get rescued food to hungry New Yorkers.

Previously - The fish butcher and Five shocking statistics about hunger

Box lunch
March 3rd, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Cupcake rage!: A woman in Wales caused around £400 worth of damage to a shop after they ran out of her favorite flavor. - Daily Mail

  • The Texas barbecue institution, Joe Cotten's, was destroyed in a fire Wednesday night. - Caller.com

  • Alex Guarnaschelli cried for 15 minutes straight on the first day of her Food Network show. Also? Bobby Flay wears Robocop sunglasses. - The Feast

  • When there's something strange in your food, who you gonna call? The Poison Squad! - Slate

  • It ain't easy being Matt Damon, especially if you want to get your drink on with John Krasinski. - LA Times
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March 3rd, 2011
11:30 AM ET
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In case you missed it, Eatocracy was recently getting our beignet and boudin on in New Orleans for the second edition of our Secret Supper.

Digital Content Producer Jarrett Bellini just happened to be down there with us to man the camera. Along the way, he discovered the Big Easy isn't all about sugar-jacked Hurricanes and projectile vomiting. For the real New Orleans, he says, "get thee to Frenchmen Street."

Read his full story "Frenchmen Street: Finding the real New Orleans" on CNN Travel, and be sure to catch up on all of our New Orleans coverage.

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