5@5 - Australia Day delights
January 26th, 2012
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.

January 26 may have already come and gone for our mates down under, but here in the U.S. of A., the Australia Day party is just getting started.

Help us commemorate the first British settlement in New South Wales some 224 years ago with the folks - and Aussie expats - of Kingswood restaurant in New York City.

We're off to eat the delicacies, the wonderful delicacies of Oz.

Five Recipes for Australia Day: Lincoln Pilcher (pictured), Nick Mathers, Nick Hatsatouris and Chef Michael Hamilton
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January 26th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
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Politics? Schmolitics. We're in it for the regional foods of the great US of A. We've talked loose meat in Iowa, gorton in New Hampshire, and she-crab soup in South Carolina. Our colleague CNN video journalist Alexandra Willingham is based in Atlanta, but Key West, Florida, has been her lifelong destination of choice.

She's had a lot of practice chowing down while living it up on the island, and says "Forget what you learned from Jimmy Buffett - Key West eats go far beyond cheeseburgers and margaritas. Here are some of the best foods to try while visiting in paradise."

Here are five don't-miss dishes from the southernmost city.

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Box lunch: Doggy bags and vegetarian haggis
January 26th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.



  • Thanks to Conan O'Brien, you can now watch Guy Fieri eat in reverse. - Eater


  • No guts? You can still feast on haggis. - Guardian


  • First Lady Michelle Obama announces a new Spanish-language food program, "Mi Plato," as part of her Let's Move campaign. - The White House
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Craft beer from the Land of the Rising Sun
January 26th, 2012
09:05 AM ET
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Shigeharu Asagiri loves beer so much he has even brewed it by the light of the moon.

He’s not a bathtub hootcher with vampiric tendencies, but the boss of Japanese microbrewery Coedo and a man committed to putting his craft beer on the map, no matter what it takes.

His nighttime brewing activity came just after the earthquake that rocked Japan’s Tohoku region last March led to frequent blackouts at his brewery just outside Tokyo.

From those difficult days and dark nights, Coedo has continued to make some award-winning beers that are helping to put the spotlight on interesting microbrews from Japan.
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