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David Loftus

Jamie Oliver, Up To His Elbows In Mashed Potatoes With 'Comfort Food'

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Kalettes, BrusselKale, Lollipop Kale and Flower Sprout: This little vegetable, a cross of kale and Brussels sprouts, goes by a lot of names. Rain Rabbit/Flickr hide caption

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Chris Lohring founded Notch Brewing in 2010. The company's lineup includes a Czech pilsner, a Belgian saison and an India pale ale. All of the brews are session beers — meaning their alcohol by volume, or A.B.V., is less than 5 percent. Courtesy of Notch Brewing hide caption

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More Drinking, Less Buzz: Session Beers Gain Fans

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A look inside the kitchen of the Whoa Nellie Deli, in Lee Vining, Calif. The casual eatery, which operates out of a Mobil gas station, turns out everything from vegetarian chili to wild buffalo meatloaf and fish tacos. Courtesy of Tioga Gas Mart hide caption

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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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