5@5 - French dishes to try before you die
December 1st, 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.

Jean Joho knows a thing or deux about French food.

For one, he is French (that generally helps).

And two, Chef Jean Joho began his formal chef training as an apprentice at the acclaimed L'Auberge de L'Ill in Alsace, France - when he was THIRTEEN.

Unsurprisingly so, he's become a well-adorned chef in his own right - currently overseeing Eiffel Tower in Vegas, Brasserie Jo in Boston, as well as Everest and the Paris Club in Chicago.

"There are so many great dishes from France. It is really impossible to narrow it down to just 5, though I have tried my best," says Joho.

"If this list were to be renamed '10@10,' I would also include the French croissant, coq au vin, French macarons and French wine - because in France, nothing is served without it."

Five French Dishes Everyone Should Eat Before They Die: Chef Jean Joho

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Hanson's 'MMMHop' beer taps new market for hop stars
December 1st, 2011
04:00 PM ET
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Ah, the 90s. It was the age of innocence – and Fruit Gushers.

It was the decade that brought us "Happy Happy Joy Joy," a painstaking interest in Cory and Topanga's relationship, Shaq's impeccable acting skills in "Kazaam!" and Tamagotchis.

It also brought us Hanson: the then long-haired trio of brothers who belted out their sweet, sweet harmonies to teens and tweens around the nation.

And now it seems they’re taking one such harmony, 1997's infectious "MMMBop," to the beer aisle – with the launch of “MMMHop.”

After all, what better way to relive the decade that was “all that and a bag of chips” than at a bar - especially since Hanson’s original fan base is of legal drinking age now.

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December 1st, 2011
01:30 PM ET
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Oh Anderson, how do you not get scurvy? Or even rickets? You are a beautiful, intelligent creature, sent unto us from the heavens, and we would like you to live well and healthily for a very long time. Please eat some vegetables.

No, really - your twice a day corn and mashed potatoes from Boston Market don't really count. Even if you go for the double serving of corn as you are wont to do. And it's not like you're alone - according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2010 data, only six percent of men and four percent of women eat enough vegetables.

You can do better than that, Anderson. You can BE better than that.

Box lunch: Frying felons and Bieber flapjacks
December 1st, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Another thing to worry about? Being mugged by a frying pan-wielding perpetrator. - Jezebel

  • You can now douse Ryan Gosling in syrup: Celebrities immortalized in pancake form. - Celebuzz!

  • Natty Light becomes the first beer in space. That's one small step for man; one giant leap for fraternity-kind. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • Note to ad agencies: A chicken commercial featuring dictators probably isn't going to go over well. - Daily Mail

  • Shrimpers and crabbers in the Gulf Coast will now receive compensation that is four times the amount of their oil spill losses. - nola.com
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