Into the inferno: Coming from a place of 'yes, chef!'
August 25th, 2011
03:30 PM ET
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My first order of business: get rid of the manicure. The very last impression I wanted to leave was my “Belle of the Ball” nail polish chipping into someone’s orzo.

For the next 48 hours, I was venturing straight into Escoffier’s inferno at a Michelin-starred kitchen in New York City as a stagiaire or kitchen apprentice.

Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.” Well, I was about to find out if I was a subtle Chai or full-bodied Pekoe.

Box lunch: Matrimonial muggers and Oreo origins
August 25th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Two newlyweds spent their honeymoon in the slammer after pilfering their reception food. - Consumerist

  • You know you're at a bad restaurant when... - Food & Wine

  • Anthony Bourdain vs. Paula Deen and what the battle might have to do with food inequality in America. - New York Times

  • Would you like a McTank with that? - Eater

  • The man behind the Oreo cookie. - Indy Week
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Breakfast buffet: National whiskey sour day
August 25th, 2011
09:00 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.

Raise your glass and pour yourself a strong one - August 25 is National Whiskey Sour Day.

Don't get your mouth all twisted up at the idea of this sweet and sour quaff. Splash some bourbon, lemon juice and sugar together and shake or serve it straight.

Coffee klatsch
August 25th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
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