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Smoke and mirrors: Dave Arnold plays around with liquid nitrogen in a cocktail glass during his interview with NPR's Ari Shapiro. Claire Eggers/NPR hide caption

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From Humble Salt To Fancy Freezing: How To Up Your Cocktail Game

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Baked Squash Kibbeh: Middle-Eastern kibbeh is a finely ground combination of beef or lamb, bulgur and onions either formed into balls and deep-fried or pressed into a pan and baked. For a vegetarian version of this flavorful dish, why not pair butternut squash with the warm spices? Steve Klise/Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen hide caption

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Gluten-Free? Vegan? Thanksgiving Recipes For Alternative Diets

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Brittanie Reed and her mother, Wendy Fitt, the two pastry chefs behind Snickety Snacks, took their inspiration for these sugar cookies from a series of Beatles finger puppets by the artist Hanasaurusrex. Abram Landes/Courtesy of Snickety Snacks hide caption

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Just imagine if this 19th-century turkey was stuffed with warbler, lark, bunting, thrush, quail, lapwing, plover, partridge, woodcock, teal, guinea fowl, duck, chicken, pheasant, goose, turkey and bustard (an Old World breed of turkey). Philip Spruyt/Stapleton Collection/Corbis hide caption

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A tub of Susan Stamberg's mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish made by Beth Hansen of Easton, Md. Jackie Judd/NPR hide caption

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Put To The Test At Amish Market

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A tiny selection of the flavor compounds in pumpkin and pumpkin-pie spices is enough to make our brain think, "Ah, pumpkin pie!" when we drink a pumpkin pie latte. Ashley MacKinnon/Flickr hide caption

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Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans has perfected the art of tweeting a recipe in 140 characters or less. fot. Wojciech Zalewski/iStockphoto hide caption

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Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

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Celebrity chefs (from left) Jose Andres, Carla Hall and Anthony Bourdain rev up the crowd at last year's Capital Food Fight fundraising event for DC Central Kitchen. The nonprofit's fortunes have risen alongside those of its celebrity chef fans. DC Central Kitchen/Flickr hide caption

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To turn acorns into something edible, you've got to crack the shells, pick out the nut meats, weed out the bad ones, dry them and grind them into meal. Leah Nash for NPR hide caption

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Nutritious Acorns Don't Have To Just Be Snacks For Squirrels

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Sourdough loaves made by Fromartz with a bolted white flour from Anson Mills in South Carolina that he says reminded him of the wheat he'd tasted in southern France. Samuel Fromartz hide caption

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To Make Bread, Watch The Dough, Not The Recipe

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