5@5 - Scary-sounding ingredients not to be scared of
July 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.

Earlier this year, in partnership with the fine folks at Food & Wine Magazine, our readers had a chance to vote for the chef whose restaurant had most significantly stirred their soul and their palate - and that chef ended up being Jamie Bissonnette.

Bissonnette was named The People's Best New Chef because he’s not afraid to challenge diners’ palates with daring nose-to-tail cooking, like calf’s-brain ravioli and blood-sausage pepperoni pizza, at Coppa in Boston, Massachusetts.

And now, he wants to extend that same challenge to your very own home.

Five Scary-Sounding Ingredients Not to Be Scared Of: Jamie Bissonnette
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Michelle Obama seeks to stamp out food deserts with the help of some grocery giants
July 20th, 2011
04:30 PM ET
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For the 23 million Americans who live in food deserts, Michelle Obama's announcement today may be a ray of sunshine. As part of her "Let's Move" campaign, the First Lady is joining forces with leaders from major retailers, foundations and small businesses committing to provide access to healthy, affordable food to people in underserved communities.

In an address broadcast live today on the White House's website, Mrs. Obama announced that nationwide food retailers including SUPERVALU, Walgreens, Walmart and other regional retailers will open or expand over 1,500 stores in areas that need it most.
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July 20th, 2011
11:40 AM ET
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More than 10 million people are in need of food aid in the Horn of Africa and most of them are in Somalia. But for those who leave Somalia for Kenya's refugee camps, life may not be much better.

Outside the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya's North Eastern province, Aden Ibrahim carries the limp body of his daughter Sarah.

Sarah was just four. She drew her last breath at dawn.

A group of men join Ibrahim in facing Mecca to pray for her soul, before wrapping her in a white sheet and burying her.

Sarah's uncle Ibrahim Hassan Mohammed says that they fled to Kenya from Somalia hoping for better.

Read - No respite for refugees facing famine and U.N. declares famine in Somalia; makes urgent appeal to save lives

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Pantry raid! How long could you hold out?
July 20th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
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Linda Petty is an editor at CNN Living. She liked boxed mixes, tarted-up vegetables, letting produce rot in her crisper and eating cold pizza at her desk for breakfast.

What’s behind that pantry door?

This week I will do my food shopping only at one very special place: my own pantry. Lord only knows what I will find in the back corners of the lowest and highest shelves. I expect to be eating some tuna salad from all those cans I bought when forecasters were predicting the last snow storm that brought Atlanta to a halt - which may give you some idea of the vintage of those items.
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