April 6th, 2011
11:15 PM ET
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In light of health concerns, celebrity chef Eric Ripert is employing radiation detection equipment to allay the fears of nervous diners, but he's not giving up on Japanese seafood.

Read more about the measures the Japanese government is taking to ensure that its seafood remains safe.

Previously – The man behind Eric Ripert's seafood empire – fish butcher Justo Thomas

5@5 - Vikas Khanna
April 6th, 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.

The kitchen - both in the professional sense and at home - is a hectic place. When the mille-feuille goes awry, it's easy to slip into a whirl of profanities that would make Bobby Knight blush.

Instead of flinging the nearest soup ladle at an unsuspecting line cook, Vikas Khanna, the executive chef of Junoon and the creator of "The Holy Kitchens" documentary series, says keep calm and sauté on.

Five Ways I Keep Calm in the Kitchen: Vikas Khanna

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April 6th, 2011
03:30 PM ET
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Lunchtime poll – are cookbooks a cop-out?
April 6th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
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I encounter a notion every once in a while - reiterated recently in an anecdote from Joe Yonan's splendid 'Serve Yourself,' wherein a potential love interest condescends to him because he's got a cookbook open on the counter - that depending upon another's recipes is essentially admitting that you can't cook. Well then, in our collective defense:

A#1: If someone is kind enough to cook for you, shut up and say "Thank you!"

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Box lunch
April 6th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • In Palestine's West Bank, a burgeoning café scene. - MSNBC

  • At Seattle Mariners games, tweet @MsBeerVendor for a cold one. - KING5

  • How to eat more locally and satirically. - The Onion
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