Ringing in the New Year in Spain requires eating a dozen grapes and wearing a very specific kind of undergarment. Jeff Koehler hide caption

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The bubbles in champagne tickle the tongue and transfer wonderful aromas to the nose. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Ben Fountain is the author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and the short story collection Brief Encounters With Che Guevara. Thorne Anderson hide caption

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Commentator Bonny Wolf expects Asian cuisine such as kimchi fried rice to become even more popular in 2013. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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