Box lunch: Bourdain's best bars and jerky shame
September 28th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into this week's top stories from around the globe.

  • Anthony Bourdain spills his five favorite bars from around the U.S. - Food & Wine

  • Lowcountry to nationwide: How Charleston's shrimp and grits became the iconic dish of the South. - Charlotte Observer

  • Have you ever wondered what a dramatic reading of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese's ingredient list would sound like? Wonder no more. - YouTube

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Box lunch: Lead in licorice and 'gentleman's afternoon tea'
August 24th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into this week's top stories from around the globe.

  • Red Vines has issued a voluntary recall of its black licorice because of high lead levels. - Los Angeles Times

  • Robert Treboux, the restaurateur behind New York City's legendary Le Veau d’Or, has passed away at the age of 87. - New York Times

  • Paper or plastic? Say goodbye to cash and hello to the DipJar, the tip jar that accepts credit cards. - Bon Appétit

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Box lunch: Sweet potato stamina and the great Restaurant Week debate
August 17th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • The humble sweet potato is taking root as an excellent source of vitamin A in parts of malnourished Africa. - NPR

  • All that glitters isn't edible gold: Just because it's the world's most expensive turkey and cheese sandwich, doesn't mean it's the best. - Guardian

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Box lunch: Julia Child edition
August 15th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Today would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday, and Eatocracy is celebrating her legacy. Sink your teeth into some of the top stories about her from around the globe.

  • Ever wonder how Julia Child would sound auto-tuned? Now you know. - PBS

  • "I don’t think my toes touched the ground for days." Virginia Willis on rooming with - and appreciating - Julia. - Virgina Willis

  • Julie Powell, whose book, "Julie and Julia," was turned into the movie of the same name, reflects on how Julia taught her to live with unbridled passion. - Los Angeles Times

Editor's Note: The cake pictured above was created by Margaret Braun for Julia's 80th birthday.

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Box lunch: Terms of service and smoked chocolate
August 10th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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  • "Mr. Schwartz and his niece," "The Original Gangstas" and other service lingo from some of New York's top restaurants. - New York Times

  • Nutty beef cookie! Nutty beef cookie! ...Nutty beef cookie? - Common Ground

  • Free bird! Carole Morison, the contract chicken farmer for Perdue Farms in Food Inc., is now raising chickens without any fine print. - Fix Food

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Box lunch: Ketchup cup conundrums and camel riders
August 3rd, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into this week's top stories from around the globe.

  • Are you sitting down? Ok, good. ...We have some bad news: You've been using those paper ketchup cups wrong your entire life. - Lifehacker

  • How to make a Chick-Fil-A sandwich at home. - Serious Eats

  • That burger may be delicious now, but the Center for Investigative Reporting wants you to consider the hidden costs for the future. - Mother Jones

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Box lunch: Rat dinners and the 'man aisle'
July 27th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into this week's top stories from around the globe.

  • How would you like your rat cooked? Artist Laura Ginn’s latest exhibition features a multicourse rodent feast. - New York Times

  • Waiters serve up their secret tips to increase the bill. - Guardian

  • Luck be a lobster tonight: A 17-pound lobster, nicknamed "Lucky Larry,” was saved from his stockpot fate by one Connecticut man. - ABC News

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Box lunch: Cookie Monster's parody and drive-thru disgust
July 13th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into this week's top stories from around the globe.

  • Cookie Monster takes a bite out of the "Call Me Maybe" phenomenon. - YouTube

  • John Birdsall really wants journalists to stop calling Asian food "hipster" and "trendy." - CHOW

  • Cock a doodle ew! An antibiotic-resistant bacteria in chicken might be causing permanent UTIs. - The Atlantic

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Box lunch: Bastille Day bites and seaweed pizza
July 10th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into recent top stories from around the globe.

  • Celebrate Bastille Day with a magnifique croque monsieur. - Guardian

  • Parents, rest easy. Just because your kid doesn't like green vegetables doesn't mean you're failing at parenthood. - New York Times

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