5@5 - Old-school baking essentials
May 31st, 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.

Beware ye unevenly iced cakes and collapsed meringues!

James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, author, restaurateur and founder of Sarabeth’s Kitchen, Sarabeth Levine offers up the tools of the trade to bake your way to success in no time.

Five Old-School Baking Tools Every Kitchen Needs: Sarabeth Levine

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May 31st, 2012
12:45 PM ET
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New York City is set to ban the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary beverages in an effort to combat rising obesity rates, city officials said Thursday.

The ban would outlaw the sale of such drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, food carts and any other establishment that receives a letter grade for food service. It would not apply to grocery stores.

The New York City Department of Health will submit the measure to the Board of Health on June 12. There will then be a three-month comment period before the board votes on the proposal, according to a document city officials provided to CNN.

Read - New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts

Previously - How I kicked my Coke habit and Is drinking soda really that bad for you?

Box lunch: Crispy cravings and ketchup's origins
May 31st, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Next time you're hankering for something crispy like a bowl of chips or bucket of fried chicken, it's not your fault. Blame our past primate ancestors. - The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • The FDA will not allow high-fructose corn syrup to be called "corn sugar." - Grist

  • Coping with communal tables. - NRN

  • Ketchup is Chinese, if you please. - Slate

  • Turns out Kashi cereal's definition of "natural" isn't quite the widely accepted definition of the word. - USA Today
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May 31st, 2012
09:30 AM ET
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