June 22nd, 2011
07:00 PM ET
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As long as Eatocracy has been around, we've been evangelizing for heirloom vegetables. It's not just that they're generally bred for exquisite flavor and variety, rather than durability and uniformity; they're also a link to our past and may very well determine the future of our food system.

As Southern chef Sean Brock says, "These ingredients tell stories about families, regions and the lessons we’ve learned from everyone else. They tell history. They tell about time and place. They enlighten us."

5@5 - Bring the garden to the bar
June 22nd, 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.

First, the dining trend was farm-to-table. Then, it went to roof-to-table. Now, it may be garden-to-bar's turn - at least according to the fine folks manning the libations at the PRESS Lounge in New York City.

Five Ways to Bring the Garden to the Bar: The beverage team at PRESS Lounge

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Foster's buyout brewing
June 22nd, 2011
02:00 PM ET
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Foster’s iconic slogan “Australian for beer” may soon be plastered over with one in Chinese, Japanese or Spanish.

SABMiller’s unsolicited attempt to buyout Australia’s number one brewer underscored its $10 billion offering as an undervaluation. And that’s knocked the beer goggles off other competitors.

They’re now sidling up to the bar to see if Foster’s is the cool refreshing beverage that could sweeten their portfolio too.

But can you imagine a Foster’s owned by China’s Qingdao, Japan’s Asahi or Mexico’s Grupo Modelo, which makes Corona?  It’s possible, but SABMiller says hold on. The world’s number two brewer says it’s still in pursuit and the party’s just begun.

Read - "Foster's... Chinese for beer?"

Kentish strawberries and cream: a Wimbledon treat
June 22nd, 2011
01:30 PM ET
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Game, set, munch.

Day three of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships is officially underway - pending the usual rain delays - with Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and world number one ranked Rafael Nadal all scheduled to play today on Centre Court.

For those in attendance, amongst the aces and volleys, the Grand Slam tournament also serves up something else a little bit juicier: strawberries and cream.

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Box lunch: $5 tap water and frosting-filled TV
June 22nd, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Why hometown dishes like Philly cheesesteak and Cincinnati chili are, well, dumb. - Dumb as a Blog

  • Even as our complaints about the cupcake trend grow, so does our appetite for frosting-laden television. - New York Times

  • Fake fat and sugar are probably making us fatter. - Slate

  • Why I cook: "It's really about giving a piece of myself to the people I love most in this world." - In Jennie's Kitchen
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