May 24th, 2012
11:15 PM ET
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Perhaps you prefer mayo. Here - make some at home.

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5@5 - Brew your way to iced tea perfection
May 24th, 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.

Iced tea is made for summer. It's there to quench your thirst in the heat, to tote to countless cookouts, and to leisurely sip on a front porch swing. Best of all, it's a breeze to make. All you need is tea and water, plus a little sugar if you're so inclined.

Here to steep you in a little tea know-how is David De Candia, the Tea Director for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a specialty coffee and tea retailer.

Five Tips for Making the Perfect Pitcher of Iced Tea at Home: David De Candia
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Want great coffee for less? Take matters into your own hands
May 24th, 2012
03:45 PM ET
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A revolution has been brewing in the workplace among coffee drinkers unwilling to settle for the break room sludge.

For some of them, pod machines and single-serve cups provide the illusion of a superior product. Others swear by the French press method, which has traditionally reigned supreme as the alternative to automatic coffee makers.

Now, more hand-brewed coffees from devices like pour-overs and the Aeropress are popping up in home kitchens and cubicles alike. Even in the CNN.com break room, the buzz of a coffee grinder has become a regular morning fixture. But why the fuss?
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Box lunch: Melon perks and unclogged ketchup bottles
May 24th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Want to know a juicy secret? Watermelon can lower your risk of heart attack. - Dawn.com


  • MIT researchers have finally figured out how to get the last drops of ketchup from the bottle. Science! - NPR


  • Is cleanliness next to Yelp-liness? Some of the dirtiest restaurants still rank favorably among Yelpers. - NY Times


  • Pore over this Vietnamese coffee tutorial. - Gawker


  • Take a picture, it'll last longer: Chefs weigh in on the pros and cons of photography in restaurants. - Eater
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