December 8th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe. Jeremy Harlan is a CNN photojournalist. He has a hungry baby.

I know how this scene goes. You stroll into the convenience store looking for your typical travel snacks: Teriyaki beef jerky, pepperoni pizza Combos and a Diet Dr. Pepper. And as you peruse the aisle just to make sure there's not a sweet treat that suits your fancy, you catch a glimpse of some canned goods: microwavable beef ravioli, potted meat, and Vienna Sausages.

"Bleh, Vienna sausages. Seriously? Who in the world eats that?"

Allow myself to introduce myself. My name is Jeremy Harlan and I do love me some Vienna Sausages. They are my perfect finger snack for long driving assignments. And in my humble opinion, they are a cornerstone of any quality convenience store. (I'm talking to you, Sheetz.)

Why do I like them? I can't give a specific reason, I just enjoy prying them out of the can and eating them one by one.
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Candy Crowley's tofu fixation and other tasty tales from the campaign trail
August 15th, 2011
10:15 AM ET
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Ever wonder how politicos and pundits feed themselves out on the campaign trail? CNN Political Team members Wolf Blitzer, John King, Candy Crowley, Mary Matalin and Soledad O'Brien share the food rituals that keep them energized and ready to grill the candidates.
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Where pizza is bad news
June 30th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe. Today's contributor Wynn Westmoreland is a broadcast journalist with 16 years of experience in front of and behind the camera. She works from CNN’s World Headquarters in Atlanta and gets off work when most people are already asleep.

Ah, the smell of pizza! For most that means a party or a ballgame, but at CNN, the smell of pizza indicates bad news. Really, really bad news. Hurricane. Earthquake. Terrorist attack. In a 24/7/365 news and production room, catastrophe equals pizza.

The simple reason we order pizza is because we simply don’t have time during breaking news to take food breaks. My family does not have to watch the news to know what is going on in the world; they just have to watch my waistline. This year alone: Egypt? Pizza. Libya? Pizza. Japan earthquake? Lots of pizza. Southern tornadoes - well, you get the picture.
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Food in the Field: AC360 photojournalist Neil Hallsworth
June 14th, 2011
03:15 PM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe.

When veteran CNN photojournalist Neil Hallsworth is packing his gear to speed to a crisis, he doesn't have time or room to pack five-star provisions - let alone assurance that he'll have any way to prepare or store them. There's no telling what accommodations he'll encounter, if the local food is safe to eat, or if the city's restaurants have been left standing.
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May 25th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe. Eric Marrapodi is on the ground in Joplin, Missouri, covering the post-tornado devastation. Read his previous dispatch on the town's demoralizing lack of coffee.

Here in Joplin it is a tale of two cities. Much of the town is sparkling. Restaurants and hotels are packed. First responders, construction teams, and FEMA workers are tripping over each other in the lobbies.

Insurance adjusters in starched shirts with their logo emblazoned are seemingly everywhere. All State, State Farm and other insurers have satellite trucks set up and pop-up tents dot strip mall parking lots. Their work is well underway. Today any business still standing is flying a flag half mast.

Last night we had another tornado scare here. CNN photojournalist John Person, Brian Todd and I were chomping on steaks at the Outback in Joplin. We heard a faint siren. The manager jumped on the microphone, normally reserved to tell guests their table was ready.

"There's a report of a tornado coming toward us," he said. "All the staff is heading to the walk in cooler to take shelter. You are more than welcome to join us."
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Food in the Field: In the eye of a disaster, it's the little things that count
May 24th, 2011
09:10 AM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe. Eric Marrapodi is on the ground in Joplin, Missouri, covering the post-tornado devastation.

It feels like an insult added to injury. The sun may be shining in Joplin, Missouri this morning but residents are waking up to no coffee.

There's no running water in Joplin. That means no showers, flushing toilets, and worst of all no coffee.
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April 8th, 2011
05:15 PM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe.

CNN International sports correspondent Patrick Snell samples the classic pimento cheese sandwich at The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia - for "work purposes," you understand.

Read more on the storm-based pimento cheese shortage earlier this week and the other, bizarrely economical items on the menu at The Masters.

More from Back|Story and dispatches from The Masters

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March 17th, 2011
05:30 PM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe.

Hey, journalism students and folks who assume food writers have Perrier-Jouet's 2000 Belle Epoque Champagne and Beluga borne about on silver platters by butlers several steps behind - that's a bunch of bananas. Well, actually a LOT of bunches of bananas.
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December 30th, 2010
03:11 PM ET
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Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating, and the food culture they encounter as they travel the globe. Today's contributor Ed Henry is CNN's senior White House correspondent. He is based in CNN's Washington, D.C., bureau and is currently on assignment in Hawaii following President Obama as he vacations in his home state. His Twitter feed is making us incredibly jealous.

A reporter's gotta eat, right? When you're on the trail of a famously food-centric Commander in Chief, the culinary bar is set pretty high. Belly on up to Ed Henry's tantalizing tale of life on the road with the press corps' unofficial sommelier, a famous local restaurateur and a frustratingly skinny President.

Get an inside view of the goings-on of the First Family at The 1600 Report

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