5@5 - Dine more sustainably for Earth Day and every day
April 20th, 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.

As Earth Day, April 22, approaches, we encourage you to consider how you can reduce your carbon footprint and live more sustainably.

When you dine at restaurants — which some of us do on a daily basis — it may seem hard to eat healthfully, let alone sustainably, but this isn't necessarily true.

Clean Plates founder and nutritionist Jared Koch has some suggestions to put sustainable dining within your reach.

Five Ways to Dine More Sustainably for Earth Day ... and Every Day: Jared Koch
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Sustainably delicious – clean, green eats for Earth Day
April 20th, 2012
04:40 PM ET
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April 22 is Earth Day, and there's no better way to start celebrating and protecting the planet than by taking a closer look at what's on your plate.

We're challenging everyone we know to grow one thing - just one thing - that they can eat, and of course, we're putting our money where our mouth is and planting a garden, ourselves.

You could also consider joining a CSA (that's community supported agriculture), buying direct at a farmers market, staying as local as possible, keeping a close eye on the origins of your seafood or supporting chefs who are doing the right things for the environment.

Chew on that while you explore our simple and endlessly delicious tips for eating eco-friendly.
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April 20th, 2012
04:20 PM ET
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When top toques like Daniel Boulud, José Andrés, John Besh and Michael Chiarello get, erm, late night cravings, they don't go scrambling for the pots, pans and sous vide machine.
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April 20th, 2012
01:00 PM ET
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Box lunch: Boozing at work and rising wine prices
April 20th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Partially thanks to Mad Men, more companies are exploring the possible benefits of boozing on the clock. - NPR


  • Ever wondered how to make a vegan Wendy's Frosty? No? Well, here's a recipe either way. - Bon Appétit


  • Speaking of veganism, a children's book advocating a lifestyle void of animal products is drawing criticism because of its somewhat exaggerated claims. - Opposing Views


  • "The Georgia militia eating goober peas!" How peanuts sustained the Confederate Army during the Civil War. - Smithsonian


  • Let the whining commence: Wine prices are expected to rise as a grape shortage looms. - TIME
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