5@5 - How to knowledgeably buy seafood
February 28th, 2013
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.

Last week, a nationwide study was released that drew attention to the amount of seafood being labeled, sold and served as a species it is not.

Out of the 1,215 samples tested by ocean conservation group Oceana, 401 were determined to be mislabeled.

Amid the seafood sleuthing, Wayne Samiere says consumer knowledge is power. Samiere is the founder and CEO of Honolulu Fish Company and a trained marine biologist; he has also worked for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

"Information about various types of seafood is not as familiar to consumers as the basic facts about beef, chicken and pork," Samiere said. "Reputable seafood vendors make an effort to educate their customers about products they are selling. However, there are vendors who want to label their seafood products with a name that consumers know and find appealing."

With a few easy tricks, Samiere says you can feel empowered to avoid the old “bait and switch” problem next time you visit your local seafood counter or restaurant.

Five Ways to Knowledgeably Buy Seafood: Wayne Samiere
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Eat like an American in Europe
February 28th, 2013
12:00 PM ET
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Part of the fun in Germany is going on a hunt for the perfect wurst or schnitzel.

It'd be a pity to leave France without tasting a few good crepes.

And no trip to the United Kingdom is complete without gorging at least once on a traditional English breakfast.

But sometimes you really just want a good burger and fries. Or some other specialty associated with the United States.

Fortunately, there are a number of diners across the continent offering menus to satisfy the nachos, root beer and breakfast slammers crowd.

See the full list of where to get a proper taste of the States on CNN Travel.

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National chocolate souffle day
February 28th, 2013
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.

Don't let dessert plans fall flat - February 28 is National Chocolate Soufflé Day.

Chocolate soufflé is one of those intimidating desserts that people love to order at restaurants but can't fathom making at home. And for good reason - soufflés are notoriously tricky to make and require precision, time management and focus.

Basics first: A soufflé can be sweet or savory, it all depends on the custard. Custard plus whipped egg whites equals soufflé. Pretty simple thus far, no?
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February 28th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
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Study finds school breakfast is a key to future success
February 27th, 2013
04:30 PM ET
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Breakfast might not just be the most important meal of a child's day - it might be one of most important meals of their life. A new study released Wednesday by non-profit group Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign shows the positive effect that school breakfast can have on a child's performance in class and on standardized tests, and what this can mean for their future.

Eleven million low-income students eat a school-provided breakfast. Share Our Strength partnered with professional services firm Deloitte to analyze third party studies and publicly available data to assess the impact of existing school breakfast plans on students' academic performance. They found some rather eye-opening statistics.
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Beer drinkers make case that Anheuser-Busch waters down brews
February 27th, 2013
12:00 PM ET
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Two California residents are suing Anheuser-Busch, alleging that the company waters down Budweiser and other beers "significantly" to boost profits, their attorneys announced Tuesday.

The class-action lawsuit alleges that the maker of the "King of Beers" has the technology to precisely control the amount of alcohol in its beers but adds water so that the alcohol is well below the advertised figure of 5% by volume, the suit said.
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National strawberry day
February 27th, 2013
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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.

February 27 is National Strawberry Day.

As most of us long for spring and summer, let’s take a moment to get excited about all the fruits and vegetables that will be filling our fridges come warmer weather - like strawberries.

There is more to the strawberry than meets the eye: They're technically not berries, and they're considered to be the only fruit with their seeds on the outside. While strawberries aren't in season until May or June in most areas, that doesn't mean you can't find these ruby gems in your grocery store, you just need to check a different aisle.
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February 27th, 2013
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Michelle Obama pairs with Pinterest to highlight healthy recipes
February 26th, 2013
01:30 PM ET
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Hungry for healthier meals but don't know where to start? Hundreds of nutritious, delicious recipes - from kid-friendly mains and comforting casseroles to grilled entrees and smarter (but still delicious) desserts - are just a click away.

First lady and Partnership for a Healthier America's honorary chair Michelle Obama announced today that the nonprofit group has paired with social networking site Pinterest to make to make it easier to find healthier recipes online. Media partners from Condé Nast Magazines, Hearst Magazines, Meredith, Food Network and Time Inc. will flag their recipe sites' online recipes that align with the dietary guidelines of the USDA's MyPlate initiative.
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