5@5 - Chef Jacob Sessoms
June 6th, 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.

The official start of the sweet, sweet summertime is nigh - and when it comes to those culinarily-inclined, the June 21 kick-off is full of all sorts of awesome.

Bring on those peaches, cherries and watermelon! And if you want to add a cold glass of sangria to the spread, we certainly would not object.

Oh summer, how do we love thee? Let Jacob Sessoms from Table Restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, help us count the ways.

Five Thoughts on Spring/Early Summer in the South as a Cook: Jacob Sessoms

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June 6th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
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...One could say those cupcake recipes were the bomb-dot-com. (We'll be here all week. Try the squirrel.)

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Box lunch
June 6th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories.

  • Meet the man who can dip his hands into boiling oil and escape unscathed. - Daily Mail

  • A taste of sun and sea in Sicily. - NPR

  • Smurf and turf: a very blue lobster.– Gothamist

  • Get thee to a nunnery restaurant! Dinner with a side of Catholic guilt. - My Sinchew

  • As food prices sky-rocket, Caribbean governments give citizens a call to gardening arms. - Washington Post
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Suspicious sprouts are clean in initial E. Coli testing
June 6th, 2011
10:15 AM ET
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No traces of the deadly E. coli bacteria have been found in initial tests at a German bean sprout farm suspected of being the source of the outbreak that has killed at least 22 people, agriculture officials in the state of Lower Saxony said Monday.

But authorities said they might not find any evidence of E. coli if it affected only a batch of bad sprouts and is no longer in the supply chain.

Test results are back for 20 of the 40 samples, Lower Saxony officials said Monday. It's not clear when the rest of the test results will be available.

On Sunday, officials said German-grown sprouts are the likely source for the E. coli outbreak.

Read - Early test results show no E. coli in suspect German sprouts

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