5@5 - Fred Warner: tequila expert
May 23rd, 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.

Tequila(!): it's not just for Cinco de Mayo and The Champs.

Just ask Fred Warner, the beverage director of Mas Malo and Malo in Los Angeles, where Warner has helped curate a list of almost 250 tequilas and 30 mezcals.

Let's just say the man knows his way around a tequila bottle - and hopes this summer you don't limit your tequila tippling to the sunrise or sunset, but rather enjoy all the livelong day.

Five Refreshing Tequila Cocktails To Sip This Summer: Fred Warner

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May 23rd, 2011
02:00 PM ET
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President Barack Obama reconnected with his Irish roots Monday, visiting the village of Moneygall, believed to be the birthplace of one of his great-great-great-grandfathers.

During his visit to Moneygall, the president was greeted by enthusiastic crowds lining the streets despite occasional rain showers. He also briefly ducked into a local pub to sip a Guinness beer.

"It tastes so much better here than it does in the states," Obama joked. "You're keeping all the best stuff here."

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Box lunch
May 23rd, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Mark Bittman on fatherhood and cooking. - Salon

  • Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga want you to "bring it on down to Liquor-ville!" - YouTube
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Breakfast Buffet
May 23rd, 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 might end up with sticky fingers if you go after the candy in this jar - May 23 is National Taffy Day.

If you're simply daffy for taffy, then you know it makes your teeth stick together but it hurts so good you just can't stop!  This sticky sweet candy is simply a combination of butter, boiled sugar and flavoring that is pulled and stretched until light and fluffy.

Salt water taffy, considered to be souvenir candy, was developed and sold first in Atlantic City, although you can find it just about anywhere. Here's the kicker: it doesn't contain any salt water at all. Supposedly, the name came from a candy shop owner whose store was flooded in 1883 by Atlantic Ocean tides. When the local kids stopped by afterward, he said all he had was "salt water taffy."

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