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The deconstructed, hexagonal salad nicoise: perfect for all your gourmand geek friends. Courtesy of Chris-Rachel Oseland hide caption

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A German law from 1516 says beer should only include three ingredients: hops, barley and water. Now brewers are lobbying to have the law be recognized by UNESCO. Dan Love/Flickr hide caption

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Is A 500-Year-Old German Beer Law Heritage Worth Honoring?

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Precious snack: In Tolkien's books, lembas was a special bread made by elves that could stay fresh for months — perfect for sustaining travelers on a long journey (or engaging in an all-day movie marathon.) Try it for elevenses. Beth Accomando for NPR hide caption

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Brazilian fare from the restaurant D.O.M. in Sao Paulo is some of the best in the world — literally. It's currently ranked the sixth best restaurant in the world by San Pellegrino. Rodrigo Paoletti/flickr hide caption

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Chuck Shelton in the cold room at Albemarle CiderWorks in Virginia, which makes sparkling alcoholic cider with some of the same apple varieties used by Thomas Jefferson. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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To make a flaky pie crust, start by measuring out 12 ounces (by weight) flour, 8 ounces firm butter and 4 ounces ice water. Keeping it cool is key. Phil Mansfield/CIA hide caption

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Easy As Pie: Master The Art Of The Perfect Crust

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Three food magazines featured a pumpkin pie finished with a bruleed top for Thanksgiving this year, according to The Bitten Word. Courtesy of TheBittenWord.com hide caption

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What's Trending In Food Magazines? Thanksgiving Classics

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