Embedded and Fed: Day two – salad death match in the sky
October 30th, 2012
11:30 PM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe. Jeremy Harlan is a CNN photojournalist. He has a hungry baby and he loves Vienna sausage.

Ever wonder how the press corps keeps their stamina as they trek from stump to stump with presidential hopefuls? Our Jeremy Harlan is keeping a detailed food diary as he's embedded with Mitt Romney's campaign. Read day one's diary.
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Ew, that smell! How to get odors out after a power failure
October 30th, 2012
04:15 PM ET
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The worst of Superstorm Sandy's wrath may have passed, but in towns where the power has gone out, it may leave an unpleasant reminder for days or weeks to come. No matter how diligently you've been about discarding spoiled food and cleaning up after, foul odors can linger.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service offers these tips for ridding refrigerators and freezers of rank smells from flood waters and rotten food:
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After Superstorm Sandy, how to help
October 30th, 2012
02:15 PM ET
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The worst of Superstorm Sandy may be over, but the cleanup is just beginning. CNN's Impact Your World has a list of resources and ways to get help where it's needed most.

Read - How to help after the superstorm

Previously - Keep your food safe in and after an emergency and Box lunch: Hurricane Sandy food safety resources

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In the Sandy aftermath, keep drinking water safe
October 30th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
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Ever heard the line, “Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink?" Never is that more true than during a hurricane.

Superstorm Sandy came ashore Monday night, flooding parts of the East Coast. After a natural disaster, your water may not be safe for use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes any water used for drinking, cooking, food preparation and/or personal hygiene.

Residents in Sandy’s path should be on the lookout for boil water advisories from their local and state departments of health, as well as from utility companies. These signify that your water may be contaminated.

Still, even if no notice has been issued, consumers should never assume that water in a flood-affected area is safe to drink, the Rhode Island Department of Health says.

Read the full story on CNN Health: Post-Sandy water safety tips

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National candy corn day
October 30th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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If you're frying up some eggs and bacon – lucky you! Some folks in the path of Hurricane Sandy weren’t so fortunate. CNN’s Impact Your World has a great list of ways to get resources to people who need it. Meanwhile, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Treat yourself! October 30 is National Candy Corn Day.

In the 1880s, American George Renninger came up with the candy that now is synonymous with Halloween. According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds of the tricolored candy will be produced this year. That means if you laid each piece end-to-end, you could circle the moon more than 20 times!
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Coffee klatsch
October 30th, 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.
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