Sheri Castle's quick bread is based on popular beer bread recipes but uses hard apple cider instead.
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December 31, 2013 With these tipply dishes, a spirited New Year's can come from the kitchen as well as the bar.
Judge Michael Zusman's bialys are topped with roasted onions, poppy seeds and coarse salt.
December 31, 2013 Michael Zusman used to be a lawyer, specializing in suing financial companies. The work literally started making him sick. Then he stumbled into baking. His new cookbook promises that you can make your own pastrami, pickles and bagels better than you can buy at your local deli.
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December 31, 2013 Elizabeth Smart was just 14-years-old when she was kidnapped at knife point from her bedroom. She was held for nine months before finally being rescued. Host Michel Martin talks with Smart about her memoir, <em>My Story</em> and her Mormon faith - which made her both a target, and a survivor. This segment originally aired Oct. 11, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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December 31, 2013 Nikki Giovanni is one of the most celebrated living poets. She's well known for beautiful descriptions of family, friends, politics and even food. Host Michel Martin talks with Giovanni about some of the surprises in her latest collection, <em>Chasing Utopia</em>. This segment originally aired Oct. 29, 2013 on Tell Me More.
Each bottle of Champagne contains around 50 million bubbles. But will any of them accelerate the inebriation process?
December 31, 2013 Search for "Champagne, bubbles and drunk," and you'll get headlines like "Why Bubbles Make You More Giggly." But when we took a close look at the science supporting the urban legend, we weren't impressed. The effect doesn't happen to everyone, and when it does, it's just temporary.
A screenshot from Tearaway.
December 31, 2013 Harold Goldberg rounds up the very best games of the year, from great games for kids to a blockbuster satire that's more than just criminal.
December 31, 2013 NPR has been taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of 2013. These 13 reflect the highs and lows of the year, from deadly wildfires and the war in Syria, to football stadiums and same-sex marriage.
December 31, 2013 Picking a Top 10 list of best TV shows was treacherous work for critics this year. Nevertheless, NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans did it just for you.
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December 31, 2013 It may come as no surprise that since Ask Me Another tapes in a bar, we are no strangers to the bottom of a glass. (With responsibility, of course.) On the seventh day of Christmas, Ask Me Another gave to me: cocktail recipes inspired by the show's games, contestants and guests.
December 31, 2013 Glenn McDonald looks at some current box sets that might scratch an itch, particularly if you've got some gift cash burning a hole in your pocket.
December 31, 2013 Olivia Laing illuminates the complex relationships between writers and alcohol in The Trip to Echo Spring — Echo Spring being, of course, the euphemism Tennessee Williams used for the liquor cabinet in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Reviewer Jane Ciabattari says the book is "beautifully written, haunting, tragic and instructive in the best sense."
Lea Seydoux plays Emma in the film Blue Is the Warmest Color, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche.
December 30, 2013 TV may have been great this year, but don't roll the credits on 2013 films just yet. The film critic lists his annual best of the best for your pleasure.
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December 30, 2013 How do you set a resolution when you've already accomplished so much? These women have innovated and inspired, but they still have hopes for improvement in 2014.
December 30, 2013 It's worth asking the question: does pop culture tell anyone anything? Or are we just sticking our fingers in our ears and whistling?
'Property Brothers' Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott at the Scripps Networks Upfront in April 2013.
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December 30, 2013 As it turns out, the United States home-improvement audience is watching the gradual renovation of all of Toronto. At least we're learning a lot.
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