Fame Bites - John Legend
July 13th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
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Fame Bites goes inside the belly of the entertainment beast. We're dishing out where the celebrities are eating, what they're eating and who they're eating with.

Are you ready to go (eat) right now? Consider this is your "green light."

John Legend, the nine-time Grammy Award-winning crooner and poverty activist, recently set aside a few minutes from his tour with Sade to talk about his crusade against sugary drinks and the secret to finger lickin' good fried chicken.
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When isn't a bargain a bargain? When you end up with a lotta rot.
July 13th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
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Linda Petty is an editor at CNN Living. She liked boxed mixes and tarted-up vegetables.

Hi, my name is Linda and I am a compulsive shopper at membership big box stores.

Right now I am composting several avocados, half a ginormous bag of baby carrots and some celery in my refrigerator - along with some shriveled up oranges and some garlic that is growing roots. I bought it all in bulk because it was SUCH A DEAL!

And I must confess to using my refrigerator way too often for accidentally composting produce that was so pretty and sold at great prices at the store where I am a member.

Here's why: A mango a day – doesn’t quite work the same healthy magic that an apple a day does.
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Box lunch: Pastafarians and test tube T-bones
July 13th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • A "pastafarian" man is allowed to wear a strainer on his head in his driver's license photo as "religious headgear." - BBC



  • The USDA is taking a fresh look at farm-to-cafeteria programs. - Washington Post



  • Pineapple Pie and Cool Ranch Doritos: Junk food pairings for a haute snack attack. - Wall Street Journal
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Cesium-contaminated beef sold to Japanese markets
July 13th, 2011
11:15 AM ET
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Tokyo (CNN) - A Japanese health official downplayed the dangers Tuesday after cesium contaminated meat from six Fukushima cows was delivered to Japanese markets and probably ingested.

Goshi Hosono, state minister in charge of consumer affairs and food-safety, said he hoped to head off any overreactions.

"If we were to eat the meat everyday, then it would probably be dangerous," Hosono said at a news conference Tuesday. "But if it is consumed only in small portions, I don't think it would have any long-lasting effects on the human body."

The meat, delivered late last month, has made its way to consumers and most likely has been ingested, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Monday evening. This was preceded by another recent discovery of radiation in the meat of 11 cows delivered to Tokyo from the same farm.

Read the full story: "Radioactive meat circulating on Japanese market"

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Breakfast buffet: National French fries day
July 13th, 2011
08:30 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Born to be fast (food, that is) - July 13 is National French Fries Day.

No matter how you slice them – crinkle or shoestring, thick-cut or curly – plunking thin strips of potatoes in oil is the kind of salty fried goodness that can't be beat.

Now we all know that "French" fries don't really have ties to France at all, but where did these snacktastic sticks come from? Many countries have a history of frying potato slices in oil and fat, but it was our own Thomas Jefferson who first referred to eating "potatoes served in a French manner" at a White House dinner in 1802.
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Coffee klatsch
July 13th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
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We are utterly thrilled when readers want to hang out and talk – whether it's amongst themselves or in response to pieces we've posted. We want Eatocracy to be a cozy, spirited online home for those who find their way here.

Consider the daily Coffee Klatsch post as your VIP lounge – the primary comments thread for readers who'd like to chat about topics not related to the articles we're running. That way, everyone knows where to find each other, and each post's comments section remains on topic.
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