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Heston's Magical Potion; Are You There God, It's Me Alice?

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In this edition of The Five Food And Dining Videos That You Need To Watch Today, Heston Blumenthal makes a magical potion, Alice Waters talks about god and the White House Garden, Marco Pierre White shills for potato chips, and much, much more!

1) Alice Waters Talks Religion: Sure, the clip below features Alice Waters pontificating on the nature of spirituality, but of course you can't interview A-Dubs about anything these days without hearing her thoughts on the White House garden and feeding the kids. Of note: She says she wants to spend her last days living as a monk:

2) Camille Ford Gets Down with the 'Cue: In the clip below from this week's Central Texas episode of Food Wars, host Camille Ford gets schooled in the ways of Kreuz Market's many kinds of smoked meats:

3) Heston Blumenthal Makes a Magical Potion: For his new show on the BBC, Heston's Victorian Feast, chef Blumenthal wanted to create a dish that had the flavors of the "drink me" potion in Alice in Wonderland. As described in the book, they are: toffee, hot buttered toast, custard, cherry tart and turkey. Not surprisingly, he figured out how to make it happen:

4) Marco Pierre White Shills for Potato Chips: Marco Pierre White — once dubbed the godfather of modern British cuisine — is no stranger to the odd promotional cash-grab these days. Here's a recent ad he filmed for Walker's Crisps (the British brand of Lay's potato chips), where he surprises the townspeople of Sandwich with homemade sandwiches:

5) David Leite Makes 'New Portuguese" Food: Food writer David Leite stopped by the Today Show this morning to make some clams and sausage from his new cookbook, The New Portuguese Table. Al Roker seems almost more excited about the dish than David does:

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