5@5 - John Stage
May 26th, 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.

Summer weekend - ready, set, go!

Your grill is so fresh and so clean (clean). You're chock-a-block full of red-hot grilling tips. You've got a bangin' burger recipe.  Nothing could go wrong. Nothing will go wrong.

Juuuuust in case it does, meet our last line of defense: John Stage, the pitmaster and founder of the wildly acclaimed Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

Onward and upward. Deep breaths. Keep calm and grill on. Remember: You hold the spatula in this relationship.

Five Most Common Grilling Mistakes and How to Fix 'Em: John Stage
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No Golden Ticket? Chocolate tours for all
May 26th, 2011
03:30 PM ET
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"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." - Charles M. Schulz

Traveling to beautiful places is already sweet, but the journeys can get decadent if you succumb to the power of chocolate.

Chocolate tourism is big, as luscious bonbons, pralines, pastries, cakes, cookies, mousses and other delights have chocoholics all over the world craving classes and museums devoted to the heavenly food.

You probably already know about Hershey, Pennsylvania; Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco; and other destinations for chocolate-lovers closer to home.

Here are five more decadent spots in Europe for chocolate lovers on CNN Travel.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg eats only what he kills
May 26th, 2011
03:10 PM ET
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When he's not too busy connecting people across the universe, Mark Zuckerberg is pursuing a new "personal challenge," as he calls it. "The only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself," says the Facebook founder and CEO.

It's an odd dietary direction for the 27-year-old Internet billionaire, but since he has taken to killing goats, pigs and chickens, "I'm eating a lot healthier foods. And I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals," he says. "It's easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day."

Zuckerberg's new goal came to light, not surprisingly, on Facebook. On May 4, Zuckerberg posted a note to the 847 friends on his private page: "I just killed a pig and a goat."

Read Mark Zuckerberg's new challenge: Eating only what he kills (and yes, we do mean literally...)
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May 26th, 2011
01:30 PM ET
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Remember way back when our Managing Editor Kat spent the day at a pig slaughter on Beekman Farm and then ended up harvesting the innards and whatnot? They were all put to excellent use when Josh Kilmer-Purcell, author, ex-drag queen and co-star of The Fabulous Beekman Boys - not to mention the owner of said pigs - dropped by Kat's home so they could take their maiden sausage making voyage together.

The clip above never made it past The Fabulous Beekman Boys' censors 'cause it's a tad...suggestive, so watch at your own discretion.

Get The Fabulous Beekman Boys' Sausage and Sour Cherry Stuffing recipe at Beekman1802.com

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May 26th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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All National Cheeseburger Day coverage

When you're called the best burger in the country, those are some pretty big shoes to fill.

When you're called the best burger in the world by the London Observer, those are gold-laced sneakers of Shaquille O'Neal proportions.

Memorial Day weekend is practically the opening ceremony of the summer grilling Olympics, and this year, it's time to go for gold with your own personal burger trainer.

Joey Campanaro is the chef and owner of the Little Owl in New York City - he's also the man behind the meaty masterpiece that is purportedly the world's best burger.
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Breakfast Buffet
May 26th, 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.

Find your thrill on blueberry hill – May 26 is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.

Combining oh-my-gosh-I-just-can’t-stop-eating cheesecake with sweetly tart blueberries is pure genius.  Besides the taste factor (don’t you love these indulgent ways to get your fruit servings?), blueberries are also called “brain berries” because they’re so good for you.  So good cheesecake + so good for you berries = a dessert with candidacy for Mensa.

You can smother your cheesecake with blueberry sauce, swirl in some blueberry purée or make finger-food-friendly blueberry cheesecake bars.  If you’re really in a squeeze but ya gotta have it, try a lemon blueberry milkshake.

Just don’t make it so thick you suck all those smart brain cells out through the straw.



Coffee klatsch
May 26th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
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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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