5@5 - Five secrets to the perfect pizza
June 20th, 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.

If the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it could be amore - but it's more plausible that you're craving a slice so fiercely, you're starting to hallucinate your sweetheart as a dashing deep-dish.

Instead of taking the frozen route or having the delivery person pay a visit, why not bring the pizza-making pizzaz home?

Tony Liu, the executive chef of Morandi and Pulino's Bar & Pizzeria in New York City, is here to deliver a few saucy secrets - in 30 minutes or less.

Five Secrets to the Perfect Pizza: Tony Liu

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June 20th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
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What do women want? If Burger King has anything to say about it, the answer may be gelatinous mystery meat.

Today, the fast-food chain unveiled its SPAM burger in Tokyo, Japan - and this one goes out to an unlikely audience.

"SPAM is very popular among Japanese ladies," said Kazuha Sakamoto, Burger King's Marketing Manager.

So, we want to know:

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Box lunch
June 20th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Chipotle has brought in a legal A-team after hundreds of illegal workers were discovered in their restaurants. - Reuters

  • Jack in the Box removes toys from kids’ meals, says decision "did not come from outside pressure." - NRN

  • Thomas Keller speaks on what defines "casual" dining and where he finds inspiration. - Eater
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June 20th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
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Live from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen - You say "tomato," we say "where'd it come from?" Managing editor Kat Kinsman explains why community gardens, farmers markets and online initiatives like LocalHarvest.org can help ripen up your summer.

8 percent of US children now have food allergies
June 20th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
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"Dad, my throat hurts. Can you get me some cough drops?" B.J. Hom asked his father, Brian.

Brian had no idea those would be the last words he would hear his son say.

The Hom family had just arrived at a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, to celebrate B.J.'s high school graduation and 18th birthday. But while Brian went to get cough drops at the gift shop, B.J. collapsed, his lips blue and his face pale, gasping for breath. He died that night from an allergic reaction, probably to unnoticed peanuts in a dessert from the dinner buffet.

"It was like someone reached in and ripped our hearts out," said Brian Hom of San Jose, California.

Read - "Study: Food allergies more common, more severe among children"

See all peanut allergy coverage

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Filed under: Allergies • Health News • News • Peanuts

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