5@5 - Adam Gertler
May 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.

Not that you would have dreamed of forgetting or anything, but Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8.

'Tis the day to treat mothers - or motherly figures - to breakfast in bed, your undying gratitude, cheesy greeting cards or whatever else flips their pancake. Consider it a "thank you" for the sweet impact they've made on your life.

Speaking of sweets (see what we did there?), Adam Gertler is the host of Food Network's "Kid in a Candy Store," where he travels the country uncovering the best and most loved confections, old and new.

Fittingly enough, when it comes to his own mom - and life in general - Adam has some pretty sweet memories of his own.

Five Favorite Nostalgic Sweets: Adam Gertler

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

  • Heat up your cold cuts ... or get listeria?! - USA Today

  • For Domino's earnings, turns out honesty really is the best policy. - TIME

  • Anita Lo on the difference between competing on "Iron Chef America" and "Top Chef Masters." - Wall Street Journal

  • If you paint a donkey pink for Cinco de Mayo, no one will want your tacos. - Gawker
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Out to lunch? Lighten up
May 6th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
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That bling-worthy lunch tote may pull in the compliments, but sometimes it's hard to feel the love about what's inside, particularly if it's last night's leftovers.

Feeling the urge to dine out instead? We've canvassed nutrition numbers at top-selling restaurant chains to zero in on the healthiest options.

Read - "Healthiest restaurant lunches"

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Breakfast Buffet
May 6th, 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.

May 6 will light your fire – it’s National Crêpe Suzette Day.

This little bite of French decadence consists of crêpes drizzled with a sauce made by combining sugar, butter, orange juice and Grand Marnier.  Lighting it on fire not only jazzes up the presentation, but caramelizes the sauce as well.  Flambé is always in style.

Legend has it that this dish resulted from a happy accident.  In 1895, a young waiter at Monte Carlo's Café de Paris was preparing a special dessert for the Prince of Wales (future King Edward VII) in front of a chafing dish when the dessert caught fire.  Fearing it was ruined, 14-year-old Henri Charpentier tasted it and, quelle surprise, a new sweet creation was born.

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