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Project Nourished's virtual eating gizmos. From left: An atomizer that releases the scents of a food; a virtual reality headset; a a device that mimics the chewing sounds transmitted from a diner's mouth to their ear drums; a cocktail glass with built-in sensors; a utensil that picks up on the diner's movements and integrates them into the virtual reality experience; and a 3-D printed food cube. Courtesy of Project Nourished hide caption

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We Sampled The Gastronomic Frontier Of Virtual Reality

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The Big Bite Burger from Guy's American Kitchen and Bar in New York's Times Square. In 2012, New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells penned an infamous takedown of the restaurant. Krista/Flickr hide caption

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'Times' Restaurant Critic Dishes On Guy Fieri And The Art Of Reviewing

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Matthew Secich's wife, Crystal, behind the sausage counter at the deli they opened in Unity, Maine. Jennifer Mitchell/MPBN hide caption

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Chef Trades Toque For Amish Beard, Opens Off-The-Grid Deli In Maine

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The 'Unitasker' Kitchen Gadgets Alton Brown Loves To Loathe

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A blogger recently accused Mast Brothers of using industrial chocolate in their bars when it first started, contradicting the chocolate company's bean-to-bar narrative. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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There are so many opportunities to screw up pumpkin pie. But done right, it can win friends and influence people. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Perfect Pumpkin Pie: One Woman's Quest For Custard, Crust — And Glory

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Author Joan Morgan says Beurré Superfin is one of her favorite pears. It's "truly delicious: very buttery, juicy, cream to pale yellow flesh, intensely rich with plenty of sugar lemony acidity," she writes in The Book of Pears. Courtesy of Joan Morgan hide caption

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'The Book Of Pears': A Love Letter To A Once Pre-Eminent Fruit

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The next time a cooking disaster strikes, remember: It happens to the best of us. Piotr Tomicki/iStockphoto hide caption

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Kitchen Disasters: Top Chefs Recall Dinner Gone Wrong

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America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers advice for going "beyond the cranberry mold" this Thanksgiving. Taji Marie for NPR hide caption

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Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

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