June 24th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
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Before you take your next bite, restaurateur, chef and Top Chef Masters alum Traci Des Jardins wants you to ask yourself a few questions.

1. What is the environmental footprint of your food?
2. Where did it come from?
3. How was it produced?
4. How did it travel to where you are?

Staying connected to your food is crucial, says Des Jardins. People need to take responsibility for the creatures they consume and the impact their food choices make on the environment. And, she cautions young chefs, despite what you see on television, it's not all glitz, glamour and rock star treatment when you get hired in a kitchen; it's brutally hard work.

August 23rd, 2010
07:00 PM ET
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Why yes, you *are* sensing a theme today. We dig backyard chickens in a big way.

See all egg recall information on Eatocracy and full coverage on CNN Health

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