iReport – Gotta get down on Pi Day!
March 8th, 2012
09:16 PM ET
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It’s almost time to commemorate one of the most beloved and mysterious numbers in mathematics.

You know - Pi! The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is approximately 3.14. So on March 14 - or 3/14 - math fans and dessert lovers unite to celebrate Pi Day.

In honor of the holiday, we invite you to show off your best pie, or tell us about the tastiest one you've ever had. Sweet, savory, crunchy, creamy - we want them all. Include original photos and recipes, and we'll celebrate the beloved dessert March 14 on Eatocracy.

See the Pi Day Pie assignment on iReport

Need some inspiration? Sink your teeth into these pie posts.

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5@5 - Five ways to eat more duck
March 8th, 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.

Hank Shaw is the blogger behind Hunter Angler Gardener Cook and the author of "Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast."

"I think daily about new ways to cook and eat anything that walks, flies, swims, crawls, skitters, jumps – or grows," Shaw writes.

"Honest food is what I’m seeking. Nothing packaged, nothing in a box, nothing wrapped in plastic. I eat meat, and I’m not keen on factory farms, so I either hunt it myself or buy it from real people who raise animals humanely."

For Shaw, one food that fits his "honest food" bill is duck.

Five times the quack, five times the yum.

Five Ways to Eat More Duck: Hank Shaw
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Box lunch: The history of California rolls and food forests
March 8th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Unrolling the history of the now-ubiquitous California roll. - Gourmet Live


  • Diet Coke names Jean Paul Gaultier – "a fizzy fashion personality if ever there was one" - as the soda brand's new creative director in Europe. WWD


  • Tracie McMillan now knows what it's like to be a fruit picker. Spoiler alert: It's excruciatingly hard. - The Atlantic



  • If history has anything to do with it, beer will cure what ales ails you. - Philly.com
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Cupcake ATM vends sweet treats around the clock
March 8th, 2012
10:45 AM ET
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Editor's note: After a long, hungry wait, New York City finally has its own cupcake ATM.

It all started when Candace Nelson, a judge on the Food Network's “Cupcake Wars,” had a late-night pregnancy craving for, yes, cupcakes. As the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes - one of the leading forces behind the haute cupcake craze - she should have had 24-hour access to all the vanillas, red velvets, milk chocolates she wanted, but it was not to be.

Sprinkles was already closed for the night, and Nelson’s craving went unsatisfied. The entrepreneur was inspired, and she turned her misfortune into a goldmine: a 24-hour Cupcake ATM.
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National peanut clusters day
March 8th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Keep it together! March 8 is National Peanut Clusters Day!

If you're a sweet 'n' salty kind of person, you just may have found your match in these crunchy peanut clusters.

For some folks, chocolate and peanuts go together in a perfect pairing of snacking heaven. Slightly salty peanuts are even better when coated with sweet chocolate - especially in bite-sized bits.
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March 8th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
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