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.
Michelle Branch first burst onto the music scene in 2001 at the ripe age of 18. Three hits - "Everywhere," "All You Wanted" and "Goodbye to You" - and a year later, Branch found herself accepting a Grammy Award with Carlos Santana for their single "The Game of Love."
Now at 27, Branch is back in the studio working on an album, which will be released by Warner Brothers Records in 2011 - but music isn't the only thing she's making. She's also making some sweet, sweet pie.
CNN's Richard Quest talks to filmmaker U. Roberto Romano, whose documentary "The Dark Side of Chocolate" investigates child labor and cocoa fields in the Ivory Coast.
But before you bite into a chocolate bar or take a sip of hot cocoa, consider, where did it come from?
It may be that the treat is the product of someone else's hard labor. The person who may have sold it or who may have made it may not even be an adult.
Make a killer curry and you just might end up on Will and Kate's wedding guest list.
Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.
Eatocracy managing editor Kat Kinsman and Time's Josh Ozersky watched the debut of Top Chef: Masters last night and exchanged their thoughts via IM. It was late but there was much to discuss.
joshuaozersky: That had to be the worst Top Chef episode of all time.
katkinsmancnn: I violently disagree, with you, but then again – semi-par for the course. Explain.
joshuaozersky: I mean, "Your cupcake was just too safe"? Seriously? This might be the lamest show since the Golden Girls finale.
katkinsmancnn: I will give you that the judges seem highly benign in this instance, but we've just come off a reunion show that's still giving me the shpilkis. I'll take it. I don't like when mommy and daddy fight.
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Chef Eric Ripert is assuaging diners' radiation angst by mechanically testing the seafood he serves. An ecologist who's closely studied radiation's impact at Chernobyl thinks that going to those lengths in the U.S. just might be overkill.
Read more about the measures the Japanese government is taking to ensure that its seafood remains safe.
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
Great gugelhopf! April 7 is National Coffee Cake Day.
The beauty of coffee cake is that in its simplest forms all that's required is a little measuring, mixing and baking. That being said, if you want to futz with a nice glaze or streusel topping, we surely won't complain. Just don't get mad when we gobble down the streusel and leave the cake - not that we've ever done that before.
We're only left with one question: is coffee cake actually a dessert or breakfast? Or better yet, shall we classify it as a desfast or breaksert?
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