5@5 - Amy Gjerde
June 1st, 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.

We've said it once, we'll say it again: "Celiac? To heck with that!"

Don't get us wrong - we think a nice, crusty baguette is pretty groovy in its own right, but just because you're gluten-free (gluten is the group of natural proteins found in all forms of wheat and wheat flour) doesn't mean your life has gone to hell in a breadbasket.

Amy Gjerde is the co-owner of Woodberry Kitchen with Spike Gjerde - who just so happens to be the executive chef and, as the last name might have denoted, her husband.

Amy also has Celiac disease, but that's not stopping her from living the good - and delicious - life.

Five Places You Won't Miss The Gluten: Amy Gjerde
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June 1st, 2011
03:30 PM ET
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Spain and Germany in a pickle over E. Coli blame
June 1st, 2011
03:00 PM ET
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Madrid (CNN) - A Spanish official bristled Wednesday at accusations that Spain was the cause of a deadly E. coli outbreak that has swept across Germany and Sweden.

Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said, in a SER radio interview, that Spain will not rule out "taking action against the authorities (in Germany) who questioned the quality of our products."

Last week, German officials implied Spanish cucumbers were the cause for the illness that had sickened people. Rubalcaba later Wednesday responded forcefully to that accusation after chairing a meeting of government officials and fresh produce exporters in the southern city of Almeria.

Read - Spain defends produce safety as E. coli outbreak spreads in Germany

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June 1st, 2011
12:30 PM ET
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Potential presidential hopeful Sarah Palin brought her "One Nation" bus tour to Manhattan on Tuesday, splitting a pizza at Famous Famiglia with Donald Trump, who recently opted not to launch a bid for the Republican nomination.

iReporter rpcstudio was walking to the subway Tuesday when he saw a crowd gathered outside the pizza restaurant and captured this photo of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. 'One woman shouted "I can see Alaska from here," as Palin exited. Another man began to chant "OBAMA, OBAMA."'

The party reportedly shared both cheese and pepperoni-topped pies, but documentation does not indicate that any member opted for another of the chain's specialties - a ham and pineapple-topped "Hawaiian Delight."

See the iReport and read Palin, Trump discuss 'potential candidates' over pizza in New York

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Box lunch
June 1st, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Need dating advice? Take it from those who have seen it all: the bartenders. - Daily Candy



  • How to avoid processed foods as you hit the road this summer. - Miami Herald


  • The "cosmic cookery" trend: new age religious groups and American health food. - Slate


  • A professor of food science clarifies Germany's E. Coli strain. - TIME
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June 1st, 2011
11:15 AM ET
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Eatocracy has a well-documented fondness of In The Arena host and former New York State governor Eliot Spitzer's devotion to the culinary offerings of the CNN Cafe. We were simply gobsmacked to find out that he's something of an expert jam maker as well.
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June 1st, 2011
10:59 AM ET
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When iReporter Patty and her husband Ed's travels took them to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, little did the adventurous couple know that they were in for the seafood feast of a lifetime. At a restaurant called The Fruit Stand, they met a cook named Anne, and she sized them right up.
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Breakfast Buffet
June 1st, 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’ll think you’ve died and gone to hazelnut heaven – June 1 is National Hazelnut Cake Day.

Just imagining anything hazelnut brings to mind that creamy, dreamy chocolate-hazelnut spread, but hazelnuts are pretty spectacular on their own, plus they’re good for you too!

Still, one of the best ways to enjoy them is to bake them into a cake you’ll never forget.
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Coffee klatsch
June 1st, 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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