5@5 - Why you should be drinking Irish whiskey on St. Patrick’s Day
March 16th, 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.

We can all agree March 17 is a lovely day for a Guinness.

But if you're feeling the Irish spirit a bit more strongly like Jason Henry, general manager of  The Second Floor in Dallas, Texas, you might have better luck with a wee bit of whiskey.

Five Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Irish Whiskey on St. Patrick’s Day: Jason Henry

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Box lunch: Guinness glazes and restaurant no-shows
March 16th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • It's a lovely day for a plate of Guinness-glazed lamb chops. - Gourmet Live

  • A 12-year-old tells plain doughnuts that they sit on a throne of lies. - Buzz Feed

  • Sip a cocktail at underground watering holes. - USA Today

  • Whoever decides the wine selections at the theatre really needs to get their act together. - Telegraph

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'The Hunger Games' bucks hunter stereotypes
March 16th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
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“Within a few minutes, I spot a rabbit and make my first kill with the bow and arrow. It’s not my usual clean shot through the eye, but I’ll take it,” says the narrator in “The Hunger Games.”

“The Hunger Games” is the wildly popular trilogy of dystopian novels by Suzanne Collins – and the narrator is not a stereotypical camouflage-clad hunter; she’s a 16-year-old girl.

The eagerly anticipated first film of the series hits theaters on March 23, and with the growing popularity of protagonist Katniss Everdeen, aims to shoot down conventional ideas of people who hunt.

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National artichoke hearts day
March 16th, 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.

Have a heart, and then some more! There's plenty to go around this March 16, because it's National Artichoke Hearts Day.

What do you get at the center of a prickly green artichoke? Only a nice, nutty little bite of goodness.

The fleshy base of the artichoke is perhaps the most enjoyably edible part of this oddly-shaped vegetable. You have to peel back quite a few leaves to get to the center, but it's more than worth it - and the culinary possibilities are endless. Don't feel like peeling? No worries, you can find artichoke hearts that are packed in vinegar, oil or marinade and canned.

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March 16th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
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