5@5 - What to cook when it’s hot outside
June 23rd, 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 you can't take the heat, you don't have to stay out of the kitchen - but there's really no reason to crank the oven up to 500 degrees. That is, unless you want to get your Bikram Yoga in during dinner prep.

If anyone knows about handling the heat and getting people fed, it's Tory McPhail. The James Beard nominee is the executive chef at the storied Commander's Palace in Eatocracy's adopted second home, New Orleans.

Summer in the Big Easy means average high temperatures well above the 90-degree mark so pass the gazpacho, wontcha?

Five things to cook when it’s too darn hot to cook anything: Tory McPhail
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Comment of the day: A bovine intervention
June 23rd, 2011
02:00 PM ET
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From our post Does 4-H desensitize kids to killing?:

Momof2 says,

I think children are desensitized more to killing by playing violent video games, but, I do not preach to people about what they expose their own kids to.

We have always believed in being honest with our kids (4&6) about where meat comes from. They know chicken is from real chickens, pork from pigs and beef from cows. My son did question "angel" hair pasta.

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The big chill - frozen treat facts
June 23rd, 2011
02:00 PM ET
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Ah, summer lovin'. It's that time of year where we rekindle our romance with that old flame of ours: Mister Softee.

Not really your type? There are plenty of other cool creations to help you beat the summer heat. Just don't have a meltdown because you're not exactly sure what the local freezer aisle is churning out.

So chill out - we've got you covered ... with a cherry on top.

From Custard to Sorbet: Your Guide to Deliciously Beating the Heat
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Does 4-H desensitize kids to killing?
June 23rd, 2011
11:00 AM ET
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4-H stands for "Head, heart, hands, health" and apparently a fifth - for "haters."

To many, 4-H Clubs are all about nurturing sweet little calves, adorable children winning ribbons, urban garden patches and proud future farmers grooming prized pigs for show. To others, it's a calculated system for turning the youth of America into cold, unfeeling animal killers.

When Eatocracy ran a 5@5 feature with chef Kelly Liken on the topic of Five Reasons to Buy from Your Local 4-H earlier this week, we quickly identified within the comments two distinct perceptions of the organization - which was originally set up by the United States Department of Agriculture to train the rural youth of America in hands-on skills like agriculture and raising animals. One was that 4-H promotes responsible animal husbandry and the cultivation of food resources in a responsible, ethical way and the other was that it serves to desensitize children to the suffering of animals.

Here's what our commenters had to say:
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