5@5 - Korean food debunked
November 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.

Korean-born, American-raised Marja Vongerichten fell in love with the food of her birthplace all over again after spending a year traveling - and eating - through Korea.

Not only did she reconnect with the ancestry and culinary traditions she left behind, she also learned important life lessons like how to properly slurp noodles, pour drinks for your elders and fry chicken in true Korean style.

The Kimchi Chronicles: Korean Cooking for an American Kitchen - a companion to her Public Television Series of the same name - follows that journey, and is a delectable introduction to the cuisine of her homeland; an introduction she'd like you to make as well.

Five Commonly Asked Questions About Korean Food: Marja Vongerichten

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Thanksgiving: Quick, simple vegetable sides
November 2nd, 2011
04:30 PM ET
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We've long maintained that the very best thing about Thanksgiving is the side dishes, and smack dab in the middle of November, you can't do much better than vegetables. Nope - not just canned green beans en casserole (though that's seriously delicious and we'll delve into that soon), frozen creamed pearl onions (again...mmmm...) or corn pudding. We're talking fresh and in season, because that's the very best way to eat.

In addition to our in-depth guides on roasted broccoli, butternut squash, other varieties of fall squash and all the pumpkin you can shake a spatula at, here are a few quick, killer vegetable dishes you can feel excellent about heaping high on your plate.

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Box lunch: Food sounds and Bangladeshi ingredients
November 2nd, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • From sizzling bacon to the three best friends that anyone could have (Snap! Crackle! Pop!), a look at our favorite food sounds. - The Tampa Tribune

  • Hydroponic systems are taking root as the future of farming. - The Atlantic

  • A lesson learned the hard way: Try to take a 10-year-old kid's candy, get a gun pulled on you. - Gawker

  • Drink red wine, boost your metabolism. Easy peasy. - USA Today

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November 2nd, 2011
10:30 AM ET
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Now's the time to heap your plate full of beets, broccoli, apples, chestnuts, kale, potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash, cabbage, citrus and artichokes while they're in peak season. Why? It's just more delicious that way.

Don't like broccoli? Give it a roast

How to roast butternut squash

Make the most of fall squash

Pumpkin beyond the pie

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The psychology of food aversions
November 2nd, 2011
10:00 AM ET
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David Solot is a Ph.D. student in organizational psychology at Walden University, with a Masters in clinical psychology.  His background includes the study of animal sensation and perception, and conditioned responses to sweetness in foods.

Is there a food you just don’t like, and you can’t explain why? Or perhaps a food that made you sick once, and now you can’t come near it? It could be the result of a million-year-old survival mechanism.

When I was about six years old, I started hating cherry Jell-O. There was no apparent reason for it. I liked cherry Kool-Aid and shaved ice, and I was fine with other flavors of Jell-O. But the sight or smell of cherry Jell-O would instantly make me nauseated.

My reaction to it was so bad that my parents used to tell people I was allergic to it, just to avoid my reaction. They even wrote it down under “allergies” on a school form. I just couldn’t touch it without feeling sick.

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