Lunchtime poll – the tastes of home
November 21st, 2012
11:00 AM ET
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[Editor's note: We ran this post a while back, but because so many people are traveling for Thanksgiving, we wanted to share the great advice in the comments below and ask you to shout out more of your hometown favorites.]

One of Eatocracy's most favored Canadians, CNN anchor Ali Velshi dropped by a while back to film an installment of 5@5 Live.

Our managing editor gifted Mr. Velshi with the signature dish of her homeland - a can of Skyline Chili Spaghetti, in the hopes that it would sway him to accept her offer of a position as Eatocracy's official Spokesanchor/Taste Tester (he has since been named our Senior Junk Food Correspondent). He, in return, waxed rhapsodic about poutine - a meld of fries, cheese curd, gravy, and, according to him, a soupcon of rancidity from infrequently changed fryer oil.
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Food world mourns loss of Fat Duck chefs in car crash
November 21st, 2012
09:15 AM ET
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An investigation is under way into a horrific collision in Hong Kong that resulted in the deaths of two visiting chefs from Heston Blumenthal's famous British restaurant, The Fat Duck.

Media reports and the Hong Kong Police Force have identified the dead as Carl Magnus Lindgren, 30, from Sweden; Ivan Aranto Herrera Jorge, 34, a Briton, as well as the driver of their taxi.
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National gingerbread day
November 21st, 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.

Grab Hansel and Gretel, November 21 is National Gingerbread Day!

According to the Orthodox Monastery of Saints, gingerbread was brought to Europe by an Armenian monk called Gregory. This was way back in the mid 990's. He is said to have called gingerbread food that warms the soul – probably because of all the spices in it.
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Coffee klatsch
November 21st, 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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Mediation fails. Hostess may liquidate. Continue hoarding Twinkies and panicking.
November 21st, 2012
02:15 AM ET
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Hostess Brands said Tuesday evening that a last-ditch mediation session with its bakers' union over a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court had failed, bringing the company closer to liquidation.

Hostess said in a brief statement that the mediation session "was unsuccessful," and that it had no further comment ahead of a hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning in bankruptcy court, where it has requested permission to liquidate.
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