Fame Bites goes inside the belly of the entertainment beast. We're dishing out where the celebrities are eating, what they're eating and who they're eating with.
For most of us, football food means hot wings and pizza but have you ever wondered how the players chow down?
The Green Bay Packers’ six foot three inch, 285 pound defensive end Jarius Wynn takes his food regimen very seriously and is as disciplined off the field as he is on. The Super Bowl champ loves his family, his football and his Macadamia nut cookies, but he does takes time out for a three week soul food eating sabbatical every year.
And about those Wisconsin cheese curds...
Eatocracy: Do you like to cook?
Jarius Wynn: Yes, I can cook everything, but I'm not too good at cooking macaroni and cheese from scratch. It just never turns out right, but everything else I can cook pretty well.
I like to cook on the grill - steaks, chicken, ribs and burgers. I get that from my dad. My dad is trying to open his own barbecue business.
If you want to know what hunger looks like, look through the eyes of Tianna Gaines. The 31 year old Philadelphia native lives with her husband and three young kids in a simple, sparsely furnished row house. The kitchen is worn but very clean. "Roaches like water," Gaines says matter-of-factly as she wipes the counter.
She keeps dry-goods sealed in plastic bins. Cereal is stored on top of the refrigerator, in cereal-size plastic containers. "The mice eat through boxes," she explains as she reaches for a loaf of white bread. "We're out of whole-grain," she says pointing to the bright orange two-for-one price sticker.
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(CNN) - Have you heard the one about the Justice Department's $16 muffins? Probably not, though even if you have, this latest revelation of workaday government waste has long since lost its capacity to shock. And therein lies the real problem.
For those catching up: The DOJ's OIG (Office of Inspector General) Tuesday released an audit showing that the department spent nearly $500,000 for food and beverages at just 10 Justice-sponsored conferences in 2008 and 2009.
"One conference," auditors found, "served $16 muffins while another served Beef Wellington hors d'oeuvres that cost $7.32 per serving. Coffee and tea at the events cost between $0.62 and $1.03 an ounce. At the $1.03 per-ounce price, an 8-ounce cup of coffee would have cost $8.24."
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Show some love for the cocoa imposter - September 22 is National White Chocolate Day!
OK, so white chocolate isn't technically chocolate, but it still contains cocoa butter and melts in your mouth, so why not be an equal opportunist?
Chocolate experts focus on the fact that the process of making white chocolate, while similar to other chocolate, omits certain elements. During manufacturing, the dark-colored solids of the cacao bean are separated from the fat, but they aren't recombined. This means that white chocolate doesn't contain antioxidants like other chocolate. That fact doesn't bother us too much.
Tease your taste buds with these white chocolate recipes from Fine Cooking, or just melt a few bars, swirl with heavy whipping cream and drizzle over fresh strawberries.
Got a favorite way to enjoy white chocolate? Let us know how you rebel against milk and dark chocolate below.
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