5@5 – Craft a special homemade Mother’s Day brunch
May 10th, 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.

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 13 and you’re probably scrambling to find a decent place to make those Sunday brunch reservations. Pair that with a bouquet of flowers and some jewelry and you’ve done your duty this year once again. But, how about going the extra mile for your mother and putting a little thought into her special day?

Preparing a homemade Mother’s Day brunch will really show Mom how much you care, says Justin Devillier. Devillier is the chef and owner of La Petite Grocery restaurant in New Orleans, and will celebrate this Mother’s Day with wife, Mia, and one year-old daughter, Ruby.

Five Tips for a Special Homemade Mother’s Day Brunch for Mom: Justin Devillier

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Filed under: 5@5 • Bite • Holidays • Mother's Day • Mother's Day • Think

Safeway to phase out gestation cages
May 10th, 2012
01:30 PM ET
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Safeway is the latest corporate giant to publicly shun the use of tiny cages that immobilize pregnant sows which have been condemned by animal rights activists.

The grocery giant joins some of the largest companies in the country with its vow to phase out the use of these cages, called sow gestation stalls, to keep pigs confined.

"Gestation stalls have been criticized in recent years due to animal welfare concerns," Safeway said in a statement announcing its plans "to have a gestation stall-free supply chain."

Read - Safeway shuns tiny pig cages

Previously - Burger King goes cage-free

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Filed under: Animal Rights • Food Politics • News • Supermarkets

Tipping point – family locked in restaurant for skimping on mandatory gratuity
May 10th, 2012
11:15 AM ET
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Our sister site HLN reports that a Houston, Texas family claims they were locked inside La Fisherman restaurant after refusing to pay a 17 percent tip on their meal. The restaurant's policy states that the percentage will be automatically added to the tab for parties of five or more.

Customer Jasmine Marks told Click2Houston.com that the staff was rude, the drinks weren't refilled and her group received generally poor service. Marks asked if she could speak to a manager to have the auto-gratuity stripped from the bill, but claims the staff locked the doors and told her that her options were to pay the 17 percent or speak with the police outside.

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Filed under: Lunchtime Poll • Restaurants • Service • Tipping

Spouse vs Spouse: pork tenderloin
May 10th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
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Welcome to round ten of Spouse vs. Spouse, a series in which a couple of married food freaks, CNN’s Brandon and Kristy Griggs, square off in their Atlanta kitchen for culinary bragging rights – and invite you to weigh in, too.

In each installment, Kristy and Brandon each make a creative variation on the same ingredient or dish – everything from pasta to seafood to cocktails to desserts. We serve both versions anonymously to our friends, who then judge which one they like better and why. We walk you through our kitchen process, bring the husband-and-wife smack talk and, of course, keep score. We also share our recipes here so that you can try them for yourself.

Our theme: pork tenderloin

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Filed under: Challenges • Cooking • Dishes • Make • Meat • Pork • Spouse vs Spouse

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