June 21st, 2011
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Live from the Aspen Food & Wine Festival: After a long night on the line, sometimes chefs like Chris Cosentino, Susan Feniger and Sang Yoon just need to kick back with a little bit of crunchy goodness - and don't skimp on the salt, says Michael Chiarello.

Don Lemon and Eatocracy's managing editor Kat Kinsman chat about Aspen celebrity sightings, overlooked ingredients and the snacks that chefs crave when they've got a wicked case of the munchies.

And stay tuned to see what John Besh, Daniel Boulud, Jose Andres, Gail Simmons, Marcus Samuelsson and others seek to snack on in the wee, small hours.

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  1. Carnie Vore

    Tuna Tacos.

    June 22, 2011 at 7:00 am |
  2. Paul Ronco

    Of all the years I've been reading CNN.com, this article takes first prize for worthlessness.

    June 22, 2011 at 6:38 am |
  3. Franco

    Nuts! Nuts! NUTS!! Almond, Cashew, Pistachio, Hazel, Pecan, Macadamia, Brasil, Walnut, Hickory...
    Any kind. Or even better... All together.

    June 22, 2011 at 1:25 am |
  4. Carb Queen

    Anything CARBS!

    June 22, 2011 at 12:35 am |
  5. Rich

    Almost anything, if the munchies are bad enough...although salt and vinegar potato chips are up there really, REALLY high! :-D

    June 21, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
  6. Kevin

    Fried peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches (with just a drizzle of honey)

    June 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
    • Franco

      An "Elvis" is good. But next time, try...
      PB, Bacon, and Swiss cheese, on seed Rye bread. Fried with some of the bacon drippings. AWESOMENESS!!

      June 22, 2011 at 1:28 am |
  7. Mandy

    definitely nutella and pretzel sticks! it's a wonderful combo of salty and sweet!

    June 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  8. Kathryn Thompson

    Emerald Cashews with Sea Salt and Pepper!

    June 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  9. LauraDarling

    Nutzzzzzzz! Almonds or pistachios.

    June 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  10. Charb

    Peanuts.

    June 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  11. Breaking News!

    The FDA released a new revised major food group listing which are as follows;

    Cheetos
    Fritos
    Doritos
    Burritos
    Tostidos

    And now back to your regularly scheduled Eatocracy...

    June 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
    • Breaking News!

      This just in...

      FDA officials indicted for possesion of marijuana.

      And now back to your regularly scheduled Eatocracy...

      June 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
  12. T3chsupport

    Pick just one? I don't think so.
    Maybe some pepper jack, summer sausage, and Ritz.
    Or something chocolaty.
    Or some Tim's Cascade Jalapeno chips.
    Or tacos.
    Or nachos.
    Popcorn is OK sometimes.
    Or.... or.... whatever.

    June 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
  13. Don

    garbage plate

    June 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  14. AleeD@Cheech & Chong

    Corn chips, Tostitos, Doritos and sometimes popcorn. And one big azz glass of ice water.

    June 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  15. Evil Grin

    You forgot "All of the above. At the same time." I can do that at midnight.

    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  16. Ms. Grammar

    JIffy Pop with a stick of melted butter and a sprinkling of Kraft grated parmesan cheese (in the green can, of course)! Nuttin' but da best for dis gal!

    June 21, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  17. RichardHead

    Don't bogart that joint my friend,Pass it over to me.

    June 21, 2011 at 11:37 am |
  18. Jerv

    Cheese quesadillas!

    June 21, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  19. Susan

    Ice cream!

    June 21, 2011 at 11:25 am |
  20. I got dat gold!

    I got da munchiez cuz I got all dat gold!

    June 21, 2011 at 9:53 am |
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