This is the nineteenth installment of "Eat This List" - a regularly recurring list of things chefs, farmers, writers and other food experts think you ought to know about.
Brooke Baldwin left Atlanta behind last week for a trip to the Big Apple to fill in as a co-host on New Day. Saying goodbye to her 2 p.m. slot hosting CNN Newsroom also meant saying hello to a brand new (much earlier) work schedule.
“I mean my hotel laughs at me when I call for a wake up at 2:45,” Baldwin said. “I kind of feel like I’m allowed extra guilty stuff in my life.”
Baldwin, who’s been with CNN since 2008 in a variety of roles, generally tries to eat healthy - preferring egg white omelets with vegetables for breakfast and salads with protein for lunch.
However, she says when her routine changes so vastly sometimes she’s got to indulge in the “extra guilty stuff.”
Working for a morning show takes serious preparation.
As New Year's resolution, Seattle resident Beautiful Existence challenged herself to eat only food from Starbucks for all of 2013. She achieved that. Year-long challenges are a thing she does.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen's sons staunchly defended their mother Tuesday, saying allegations of racism are false "character assassination."
"Neither one of our parents ever taught us to be bigoted toward any other person for any reason," Bobby Deen told CNN's "New Day" in an exclusive interview with Chris Cuomo.
"Our mother is one of the most compassionate, good-hearted, empathetic people that you'd ever meet," he added. "These accusations are very hurtful to her, and it's very sad."