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Ricker's grilled eggplant salad with egg and dried shrimp. Austin Bush hide caption

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Breakfast of chocolate at Tiffany's? Ten pounds of the dark, sweet stuff were used to craft this Audrey Hepburn-inspired dress and matching handbag, created by master chocolatier Mark Tilling of Squires Kitchen. Photo: Paul Winch-Furness/Courtesy of Salon du Chocolat hide caption

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Photo: Paul Winch-Furness/Courtesy of Salon du Chocolat

This Halloween season, the three big Monster Cereals will be joined by Frute Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy, which haven't been on the market in decades. Dan Pashman hide caption

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Dan Pashman

Unleashed On Halloween, Monster Cereals Haunt Hoarders

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Take a whiff of those pears and peaches: All white wines have a citrus aroma, but some also emit tropical or more subtle fruit flavors, Richard Betts explains in his book. Text copyright 2013 by Richard Betts. Illustrations copyright (c) 2013 by Wendy MacNaughton. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. hide caption

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Text copyright 2013 by Richard Betts. Illustrations copyright (c) 2013 by Wendy MacNaughton. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Hair of the Dog releases a few bottles of Dave a year. In September, the 12 bottles of Dave on sale for $2,000 apiece sold out within a few hours. Courtesy of Alan Sprints hide caption

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Courtesy of Alan Sprints

At Diner en Blanc ("Dinner in White"), people arrive dressed all in white. They bring their own food and, fittingly,” white wine. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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America's Signature Whiskey: Some craft distilleries, like Catoctin Creek in Virginia, are making a whiskey that's 100 percent rye to showcase the grain's spicy, peppery flavor. Courtesy of Catoctin Creek hide caption

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Courtesy of Catoctin Creek