5@5 -  Five ways to get s’more
September 7th, 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.

Want to fit in s'more summer fun? Then, c'mon baby light our campfire.

Crispy graham crackers, toasted marshmallows and a few squares of chocolate traditionally create the iconic summer treat, but chef, entertainer and food blogger Heather Christo is here to introduce five new ways to reinvent the classic before the leaves and foliage decide its time for a color change.

Five Twists on the Classic S’more: Heather Christo
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Apple offers cutting edge technology
September 7th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
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When all your kitchen knives are in the dishwasher and you really - just really - need to chop up some carrots, what tool do you turn to for backup?

Well, the MacBook Air, of course.

Apple's ultra-lightweight laptop computer has become the star of a few bizarre online cooking videos in recent years, with the latest showing the pointed edge of the contoured laptop being used to hack up carrots, apples, baby corn, mushrooms and even shrimp. (For some reason, the shrimp just make this seem all the weirder.)

Read the full story: MacBook Air 'doubles as a kitchen knife'

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Blogger Spotlight: use real butter
September 7th, 2011
02:30 PM ET
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We're highlighting local and regional bloggers we think you ought to know about. We can’t be everywhere at once, so we look to these passionate eaters, cooks and writers to keep us tapped into every facet of the food world. Consider this a way to get to know a blog’s taste buds, because, well, you should.

Meet today's featured bloggers and blog:
Who: Jen Yu, of use real butter
Where: Colorado Rockies
Twitter: @userealbutter
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Box lunch: Dapper diners and ConAgra controversy
September 7th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Is a strict dress code, well, suitable in this modern age of dining? - Inside Scoop SF


  • If you give a blogger a frozen meal under the guise it's homemade, they'll do what they do best: blog about it. - New York Times


  • As the African American population declines in Chicago, so does the soul of its culinary landscape. - Washington Post


  • Going clammin' under the tutelage of Alec Baldwin. - Gilt Taste


  • Edible memories of burnt okra: "When you taste it it sings without regret as though it has lived." - Food52
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