Derby Day delights
May 4th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
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Fear not fascinator fanatics, even if the Royal Wedding pandemonium is over, you have yet another occasion to don your favorite chapeau this weekend. ... Except maybe you, Princess Beatrice.

Saturday, May 7, marks the 137th "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs - more commonly known in layman's terms as the Kentucky Derby.

While we're all for hoofs, hats and hedged bets, the actual race lasts for, oh, about three minutes, so you're definitely going to need some traditional Derby vittles and libations to kill the extra time.

That is exactly why we've recruited Louisville's own James Beard finalist Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia to share all the fixings for a true taste of the Derby.

Burgoo, and bourbon, and Hot Browns - oh my!

Get Kentucky Derby recipes

Five Kentucky Derby Favorites: Edward Lee
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Prince Charles addresses 'The Future of Food'
May 4th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Just five days after his eldest son Prince William married Catherine Middleton in front of more than two billion people, Prince Charles delivered the keynote speech at "The Future of Food" conference at Georgetown University.

"It certainly makes for a change from making embarrassing speeches for my eldest son and wedding receptions and such," the prince joked.

His Royal Highness has been a longtime public advocate of sustainable and organic agriculture. He maintains organic gardens at Highgrove Estate, Clarence House and Birkhall residence, penned "The Elements of Organic Gardening" book, as well as narrated the "Harmony" documentary that addresses the global warming crisis and sustainable development.

His Royal Highness said, "the world is gradually waking up to the fact that creating sustainable food systems will become paramount in the future because of the challenges facing food production."
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May 4th, 2011
10:15 AM ET
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For dining devotees and fans of innovative cuisine, a reservation at chef Ferran Adria's elBulli restaurant in Roses, Spain is something of a Holy Grail. It's said that there are several million requests annually for the restaurant's 8,000 seats during their dining season - and even those are no longer available.

On July 30th 2011 elBulli - often cited as one of the world's best restaurants - will cease to serve the dining public and instead begin a transformation into a "creativity center" and "think-tank for creative cuisine and gastronomy" which will open in 2014.

For her book The Sorcerer's Apprentices, journalist Lisa Abend spent a season in the kitchen with Adria and his team of chefs and stagiaires to explore and document the dedication, innovation, bravado, sweat and tears it takes to craft the meal of a lifetime.

We spoke with Adria and Abend about process, creativity, fear and what's coming up next.
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Breakfast Buffet
May 4th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Look on the bright side, today's food holiday is anything but pulp fiction: May 4 is National Orange Juice Day.

Grab a glass of the good stuff and pump yourself full of Vitamin C.  Not only is it good for boosting your immune system, but drinking orange juice feels and looks good on ya.

You can enjoy other parts of the orange as well because May 4 is also National Candied Orange Peel Day.  It's like a bonus!

If you have the patience, Giada De Laurentiis has a recipe for making your own chocolate-covered version.  These treats are sure to turn your frown upside down. After all, a rind is a terrible thing to waste.



Coffee klatsch
May 4th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
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Consider the daily Coffee Klatsch post as your VIP lounge – the primary comments thread for readers who'd like to chat about topics not related to the articles we're running. That way, everyone knows where to find each other, and each post's comments section remains on topic.
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