NPR Holiday Leftovers Presents: Nina Totenberg's Cranberry Sauce

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NPR Holiday Leftovers Presents: Linda Wertheimer's Turkey Tacos

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Dessert, anyone? Hans Smid hide caption

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Are Insects The Future Of Food?

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Salvador Dalí's dinner parties were legendary for their opulence and bizarre fare. In 1973, Dalí immortalized these freakish feasts in the book Les Diners de Gala. Taschen hide caption

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Assassin's Steak Tartare, one of the recipes from Yashim Cooks Istanbul, inspired by the dishes cooked by the lead character in the popular Yashim detective series of books. Jason Goodwin hide caption

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Assassin's Steak Tartare: Popular Detective Series Gets Its Own Cookbook

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Food writer Maria Speck soaks bulgur wheat in pomegranate juice to saturate it with burgundy color, then serves it with blueberries and orange-blossom water to tantalize the taste buds and eyes. Penguin/Random House hide caption

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Election cake, as made by OWL Bakery in Asheville, N.C. Susannah Gebhart/Courtesy of OWL Bakery hide caption

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A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

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For years Devi Lockwood avoided learning how to cook. Now, she makes dolmades. The leaves for these stuffed grape leaves came from a vine on a friend's farm in New Zealand. Devi Lockwood for NPR hide caption

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After he was sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm, Albert "Prodigy" Johnson, of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, discovered how hard it was to eat healthy behind bars. His new cookbook tells the story. Teddy Wolff/Infamous Books hide caption

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Matzo ball soup is a classic recipe straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as reflected in this jalapeño-inflected family recipe from chef Pati Jinich. Copyright Ellen Silverman hide caption

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For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

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Oil down, Grenada's national dish, is a melting pot of its cultural history. This hearty stew is made of local veggies, salted meat and aromatic spices. It's a dish prepared cookout-style at social gatherings, where everyone brings something to put into the pot. Scott Neuman for NPR hide caption

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Friendly, Delicious Rivalry Surrounding Jollof Rice

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In 2014, about 2,300 people in Seoul made 250 tons of kimchi, a traditional fermented South Korean pungent vegetable dish, to donate to neighbors in preparation for winter. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

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This 2014 photo shows an assortment of savory jams: (from left) Terrapin Ridge Farms balsamic garlic and herb jam, Wozz Kitchen Creations triple ale onion jam, The Prairie Gypsies red hot lover jam, Taste of Inspirations mango pepper jelly and Skillet Bacon Spread original bacon spread. Matthew Mead/AP hide caption

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Green eggs and ham is a dish at once familiar to many and yet mysterious — no one can say for sure what this meal would translate to as real, edible food. Mar'sel, a Los Angeles county restaurant inside the ocean-side resort Terranea, crafted a green eggs and ham Benedict with prosciutto and Californian touches like salsa verde hollandaise and avocado. Courtesy of Mar'sel hide caption

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Feijoada Wins The Gold In Brazilian Cuisine

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Heat up a frozen burrito by putting it on a hot car engine. It goes from frozen to hot in about 20 minutes, says touring musician Sharon Martinson. Sharon Martinson/Courtesy of Sharon Martinson hide caption

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'Engine Block Burritos' — And Other Road Trip Tips From Touring Musicians

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Caption from @emptyplatesofny: "I wouldn't say that I'm famous, but Brad Pitt has eaten off me before..." — Clint, West Village; Delicious banana nut bread Courtesy of Brandon Scott Wolf hide caption

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