May 8th, 2012
06:45 PM ET
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"Spinach tastes like Wolf Blitzer's beard dipped in a salad," says potential scurvy-haver Anderson Cooper. He knows that because he ate a vegetable once.

Previously - Anderson Cooper, eat your vegetables!

May 8th, 2012
02:15 PM ET
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Join Errol Barnett in the small seaside town of Luderitz, where oyster fishermen have adapted and grown an industry.

See more Inside Africa

Previously - Keeping an oyster shortage at bay

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Got a question for Jamie Oliver?
May 8th, 2012
01:30 PM ET
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Chef Jamie Oliver will be sitting down with CNN soon, and you can take part in the interview.

Oliver is best known for his activism on improving the health of people around the world through better food buying choices and cooking know-how. He has hosted many TV series over the past 14 years, from "The Naked Chef" to "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," and is the author of cookbooks including "Jamie at Home," "Jamie's Ministry of Food" and "Jamie's 30 Minute Meals".

Would you like to ask him a question? If so, upload it to iReport on video (please keep all questions under 15 seconds long).

Post your video by Friday, May 18 at noon ET, and you could see his response on!

IMPORTANT: If you are under 18, please provide contact information for a parent or guardian, otherwise we cannot ask your question.

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Water cooler etiquette, or the thirsty worker’s manifesto
May 8th, 2012
12:15 PM ET
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Melonyce McAfee is the brand new Senior Producer for CNN Living and she aims to make the break room a better place to be.

It’s time for some water cooler talk. No, not gossip about the Real Housewives or the latest office romance. We need to have a chat about the water cooler itself, and its fraught place in office life. It may seem like an innocuous source of refreshment, or a gathering spot to pass the time between tasks, but the water cooler can be a wellspring of workplace weirdness.

Confusing queues
We’ve all come upon the scene: There’s Dan, elbow cocked up on the butt of the water jug, chatting up Gina - a road block between you and the sweet nectar. So you wait, reluctant to intrude on their conversation but unsure when it will break up and you’ll be free to fill up your Nalgene. Awkward.

Lax jug replacement
Few things are more irritating to a parched person than hitting that blue lever with no results. Why, oh why, do our office mates feel justified in draining the last of the water into their Dixie cups but neglect to replace the empty jug?

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Box lunch: Fish paste and 2012 food trends
May 8th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • "The great recipe swindle": When you follow a recipe to the T, the outcome can be quite unsavory. - Guardian

  • Molecular for the masses and single-serving desserts are among the top food trends from the other NRA (National Restaurant Association) show. - NRN
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National empanada day
May 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.

Open up a little envelope of love on May 8, also known as National Empanada Day!

From Western Europe to Latin America to Southeast Asia, these little stuffed pastries are a favorite to eat, no matter if you bake, fry or simply wrap bread around your favorite filling.

Coffee klatsch
May 8th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
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Pssst! Got a sec to chat?

We are utterly thrilled when readers want to hang out and talk – whether it's amongst themselves or in response to pieces we've posted. We want Eatocracy to be a cozy, spirited online home for those who find their way here.

Consider the daily Coffee Klatsch post as your VIP lounge – the primary comments thread for readers who'd like to chat about topics not related to the articles we're running. That way, everyone knows where to find each other, and each post's comments section remains on topic.

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