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A sip or a hit? Jack Faller sucks up a bourbon Vaportini at Red Kiva lounge in Chicago. Courtesy of Andrew Nawrocki/Time Out Chicago hide caption

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Washington Post Food and Travel Editor Joe Yonan whips up some macaroni and cheese in an NPR mug. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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The Microwave Miracle Of Cooking In Mugs

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Brice from the Bubble Lounge in New York City demonstrates how to saber a bottle of champagne. About.com hide caption

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A Dramatic Way To Uncork The Bubbly: Use A Sword

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The finished dumplings, properly fried to a light crisp. The half-moon shape was meant to resemble ancient Chinese currency. Eating the dumplings was believed to bring fortune and prosperity. Daniel M.N. Turner/NPR hide caption

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With too little distilled bourbon to meet demand, Maker's Mark is lowering the product's alcohol content from 90 to 84 proof. Ed Reinke/AP hide caption

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Less Potent Maker's Mark Not Going Down Smoothly In Kentucky

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More and more gluten-free beers are entering the marketplace. We asked a librarian with celiac disease for her list of favorites. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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The plating of Team USA's Irish beef dish was based on Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house. Courtesy of Bonjwing Lee hide caption

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The restaurant Equinox served a Sunday brunch on Jan. 20 featuring courses inspired by President Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s favorite foods, including this salad of citrus cured arctic char with watermelon radish, mache leaves and lobster vinaigrette. Daniel M.N. Turner/Daniel M.N. Turner / NPR hide caption

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Guests arrive for the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington back in 2005 to celebrate President Bush's second term. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Japchae, a cooking class and Korean supper club held in 2012 in Ballston, Va., was organized through the site Feastly. Courtesy of Noah Karesh hide caption

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