5@5 - Bring the garden to the bar
June 22nd, 2011
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.

First, the dining trend was farm-to-table. Then, it went to roof-to-table. Now, it may be garden-to-bar's turn - at least according to the fine folks manning the libations at the PRESS Lounge in New York City.

Five Ways to Bring the Garden to the Bar: The beverage team at PRESS Lounge
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Kentish strawberries and cream: a Wimbledon treat
June 22nd, 2011
01:30 PM ET
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Game, set, munch.

Day three of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships is officially underway - pending the usual rain delays - with Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and world number one ranked Rafael Nadal all scheduled to play today on Centre Court.

For those in attendance, amongst the aces and volleys, the Grand Slam tournament also serves up something else a little bit juicier: strawberries and cream.
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Notes from Zone 6b - Tubers on the roof
June 22nd, 2011
10:00 AM ET
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Eatocracy's Managing Editor Kat Kinsman attempts to vegetable garden on a roof deck in Brooklyn, NY in USDA Hardiness Zone 6b. Feel free to taunt, advise or encourage her efforts as this series progresses.

This may seem like small potatoes to you, but I managed to grow some spuds on my own at home. On a roof deck. In Brooklyn.

I know I shouldn't be admitting this in public, but I'd honestly had no idea how potatoes...happen. Sure, I'd seen seed potatoes at the garden center and had a vague memory of an elementary school project involving sprouting eyes. I pieced together that they need the soil scrubbed from their skin, and that there's some sort of blight-prone leaf, but the mechanics of tater gestation had somehow escaped me.
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June 22nd, 2011
09:30 AM ET
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Live from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen: Chef Daniel Boulud chats hot trends and chilling facts with Don Lemon, and Top Chef's Gail Simmons weighs in on the country's obesity epidemic.

Previously - Gail Simmons talks pigging out and the price we pay

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June 21st, 2011
09:30 AM ET
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Live from the Aspen Food & Wine Festival: After a long night on the line, sometimes chefs like Chris Cosentino, Susan Feniger and Sang Yoon just need to kick back with a little bit of crunchy goodness - and don't skimp on the salt, says Michael Chiarello.

Don Lemon and Eatocracy's managing editor Kat Kinsman chat about Aspen celebrity sightings, overlooked ingredients and the snacks that chefs crave when they've got a wicked case of the munchies.
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