Cupcakes & me: a love story
May 17th, 2011
09:30 AM ET
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Devna Shukla works on CNN's AC360° and co-edits Eatocracy's Fame Bites series. She really, REALLY loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

When it comes to food, I'm pretty simple. Give me something sugary, salty, crunchy or soft - and I'm satisfied.

It wasn't until my first taste of a particular red velvet cupcake in 2007,  I learned the true meaning of love - or rather - "food love."

It is hard to put into words the taste of said cupcake from Sprinkles in Beverly Hills, but rest assured it was the best cupcake - let alone dessert - I had had in my life.

At first, I assumed that this was the typical reaction one has with a good cupcake, and I continued my time in California visiting Sprinkles as often as I could - even if it meant waiting in a line that stretched down Santa Monica Boulevard. When I moved to New York a couple years later, I knew I'd miss Sprinkles but assumed other cupcakes could easily fill the void.
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Fame Bites - Kelly Ripa
April 21st, 2011
05:00 PM ET
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Fame Bites goes inside the belly of the entertainment beast. We're dishing out where the celebrities are eating, what they're eating and who they're eating with.

For the past ten years, as most Americans are grudgingly filling up their Trenta-size Thermos mugs with watered-down office coffee, Kelly Ripa has been perkily co-hosting "LIVE! with Regis & Kelly" alongside Regis Philbin.

In a little reversal of roles, we put Ripa in the interview chair to find out which Pepperidge Farm snack she considers her edible Kryptonite and why she's so fascinated with one Mr. David Gergen.
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Fame Bites - Sheryl Crow
April 19th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
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Fame Bites goes inside the belly of the entertainment beast. We're dishing out where the celebrities are eating, what they're eating and who they're eating with.

Nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow is responsible for such hits as "All I Want to Do," "Soak Up the Sun" and "If It Makes You Happy, "

But along with being a total rockstar, Crow is also a cancer survivor - she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, which she accredits as her wake-up call to eat more seasonally, organically and locally.

With the help of co-author and personal chef Chuck White, she documents this new, cleaner approach to food in her just-released cookbook, If It Makes You Healthy.

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Fame Bites - Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss
April 13th, 2011
05:00 PM ET
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Fame Bites goes inside the belly of the entertainment beast. We're dishing out where the celebrities are eating, what they're eating and who they're eating with.

What's six-foot-five, 220 pounds and there's two of them? If you guessed the “Winklevii,” as they were dubbed in the Oscar-winning movie The Social Network, we have ourselves a winner.

Along with being Harvard graduates and entrepreneurs, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss placed sixth in men’s pair rowing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. Now with the London Games quickly approaching in 2012, they've got their eyes and oars set on gold again - and have the appetite to prove it.
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