May 11th, 2011
09:30 PM ET
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"It's a good thing you came in; the meat was hanging out."

There's no context in which those words portend well - especially not when they're uttered by a medical professional. In this instance, a physician assistant was snipping off the ninth and final stitch she'd sewn into my lidocaine-numbed index finger*, sliced nearly in two by a tumbler I was using to measure cocktail ingredients this past Saturday. Suddenly I felt like a dope for even having thought of toughing out this injury at home.

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Fame Bites - Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos
May 11th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
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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.

You may best recognize Debi Mazar as Vincent Chase's publicist on HBO's beloved series "Entourage," but she's got a lot more cooking.

Mazar and her Italian husband, Gabriele Corcos, are the bloggers behind "Under the Tuscan Gun" and hosts of "Extra Virgin" on Cooking Channel.

We recently chatted up the girl from Queens and her amore about giving back and their philosophy on food.

May 11th, 2011
04:45 PM ET
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"I'm just counting on that levee to hold."

Blue and White Restaurant owner Steven Barbieri speaks with Don Lemon about the impact the Mississippi River flooding is having on his business and the Tunica community.

Read - Floodwaters pour toward 'last place on Earth that needs' more water

May 11th, 2011
01:30 PM ET
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We chatted with Real Housewife and Skinnygirl Margarita mogul Bethenny Frankel her favorite food city and the "scam" she claims is making Americans poor and fat.

Previously – Fame Bites: NeNe Leakes

Box lunch
May 11th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • You've got to fight for your right to farm. - The Atlantic

  • Should it be a crime to document animal abuse at factory farms? - New York Times

  • New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton talks disguises and stripers. - Forbes

  • Less global demand for corn could ease our wallets at the grocery store. - USA Today
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May 11th, 2011
10:00 AM ET
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Stephen Colbert's "Americone Dream" ice cream for Ben & Jerry's? Sure, it's all "delicious" and "popular" and "charitable" and whatnot, but can it possibly hold a scooper to our own Anderson Cooper's (admittedly nonexistent) limited edition "Anderson Cooper's White Bread Ripple"?

The food fun starts at 2:09.

Breakfast Buffet
May 11th, 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.

You can always eat what you want because May 11 is National Eat What You Want Day!  We’re not pulling your leg – if we're lying, we're frying.

Try a wacky international delicacy or play it safe with childhood favorites, but be sure to celebrate and embrace your taste.  The world is your buffet - go ahead and splurge on those outrageously priced chocolates you've been eying for months, we certainly don't mind.

It’s the ultimate day to enjoy the food you love and maybe don’t indulge in often.  Although maybe you should skip the Taco Town binge.

So tell us, dear Eatocracy friends, what would you have if you could eat anything?

Coffee klatsch (special skim-milk edition)
May 11th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
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Pssst! Got a sec to chat?

We are utterly thrilled when readers want to hang out and talk – whether it's amongst themselves or in response to pieces we've posted. We want Eatocracy to be a cozy, spirited online home for those who find their way here.

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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