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.
The world is your oyster - especially seeing that August 5 is National Oyster Day.
In preparation for the molluscan merrymaking, we've recruited Executive Chef Eric Woods of Blue Water Grill to drop the bivalve 411.
Cracking the Code (and Shells) on Oysters: Eric Woods
Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.
iReport above courtesy of hluu410
A trip to Hong Kong is about extreme capitalism - or extreme dining.
A visitor is usually here to cut a deal or, better yet, cut through all the wheeling and dealing and devour a decent meal. Thankfully, you are spoiled for choice in the city.
Among my favorite local delights (and there are many!) is Hee Kee's spicy Typhoon Shelter crab, the long-celebrated egg tarts at Tai Cheong Bakery, and a scoop of "Hong Kong milk tea" gelato at XTC.
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Chip, chip hooray! - August 4 is National Chocolate Chips Day!
Chopping up a chocolate bar into little morsels and putting them in a batch of cookie dough may be one of the best ideas Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn ever had. Since we don't know dear Ruth, it's safe to say that chocolate chip cookies are one of the best American creations to date.