Drug-resistant Salmonella possibly linked to ground turkey
August 2nd, 2011
06:21 PM ET
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[Update 7:30 p.m. 8/3/11 - Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a Springdale, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The FSIS provides these recommendations for preventing Salmonellosis]


5@5 - How to assemble a cheese plate
August 2nd, 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.

Don’t know goat cheese from gouda? Or Comté from Camembert? Well, you certainly don’t have to have a culinary degree to put together a simple yet tasteful cheese plate. After all, the extent of the kitchen aptitude required is how well you can unwrap and place things on a platter.

But if you're still worried about making an asiago of yourself at your next gathering, Cathy Strange, the global cheese buyer for Whole Foods Market, has some tips to get you on your way to cheese pairing success.

A Beginners' Guide to Assembling a Cheese Plate: Cathy Strange

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The unsung food heroes of the debt debate
August 2nd, 2011
03:00 PM ET
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Click to listen to the CNN Radio podcast:

The long road to compromise over America's debt ceiling was paved with harsh words, hard work and, of course, takeout dinners.

Beyond the headlines and the partisan attacks were the real people doing the work of governing - and working up quite an appetite. And those folks feeding the hungry mouths on Capitol Hill kept things moving. As one 18-hour day rolled into another, takeout kept people going.

"Pizza seems to be the food of choice when they are arguing," Ron Neumeyer, part owner of Armand's Pizza franchise in Washington D.C. explained to CNN’s Lisa Desjardins. Guys like Neumeyer, those veteran caterers of late-night policy debates, know to keep an eye on the news because intractable debate means an uptick in orders.

Still, this time, they noticed something different.


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Box lunch: Blood-alcohol levels and stripping corncobs
August 2nd, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor: Level of drunkness by the numbers. - Wall Street Journal

  • Waste too much food? Here's five food-saving tips. - Miami Herald

  • A look back at the trailblazing elBulli restaurant, which closed its doors this past weekend. - TIME

  • Tom Colicchio may have turned down 'Top Chef' three times, but now it's the meal that keeps on giving. - Variety

  • A nifty trick to remove kernels from a corncob. - Bon Appétit
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