5@5 - Sally Camacho
May 12th, 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.

Writer Ernestine Ulmer is popularly attributed to the phrase: "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."

We're no Family Radio, but we'll agree with the first part - especially after recent injuries sustained by one of our own. The second part, however, we've got our qualms with. We love banana cream pie as much as the next person, but there's also something a little bit unsettling about the notion of an ├ęclair before the escargot.

We're more in the same camp of thought as Sally Camacho, the pastry chef at WP24 in Los Angeles, California. She's certainly not advocating eating your sweets first - but she's certainly not advocating skipping them either.

Five Reasons to Eat Dessert Every Day: Sally Camacho

1. No meal can be complete without something sweet
Enough said.

2. It's the most legal form of a "happy ending"
No, really, desserts make people feel happy. Have you ever seen a person smile from ear to ear as they take a bite of dessert? It's pure satisfaction.

3. Do it for the pastry chefs!
You may find in some restaurants there is no pastry chef. That's because there are not enough people eating dessert! Help us keep our jobs.

4. Don't upset Mother Nature
We are naturally created to eat dessert. It has been found that eating something sweet triggers your brain into thinking you are at the end of a meal. Why go against nature?

5. Spoil yourself
You've had a long hard day. You owe it to yourself to have a little enjoyment. Even if it's a small bit of something sweet, it will be a delightful treat.

How often do you eat dessert? Let us know in the comments.

Is there someone you'd like to see in the hot seat? Let us know in the comments below and if we agree, we'll do our best to chase 'em down.

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  1. tryecrot

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    August 26, 2011 at 10:19 am |
  2. Millie

    I probably only eat dessert once-twice a week.

    May 16, 2011 at 9:35 am |
  3. Jim

    Great ideas and excuses, but I'm generally full from the oversized meals the most restaurants serve...that and the fact a number of restaurants have limited to no dessert menu.

    May 16, 2011 at 7:26 am |
  4. eric

    majority of people dont order desert because the meal you buy at a resturant is already too expencive. plus, the deserts are expensive too. most people stil have something sweet, but its usually like that mint in the bowl as u walk out or something in the car or home. if eating out was more affordable in general i think more people would order some desert.

    May 16, 2011 at 1:36 am |
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