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Poppin’ Bubblynew

Could you tell the difference between cheap and expensive Champagne?
Jackson Free Press  |  Kathleen M. Mitchell  |  12-27-2012  |  Food+Drink

Christmas Around the Worldnew

As Americans are sitting down to ham or roast beast (or perhaps even tofurkey) this Christmas, people around the world will enjoy a wide assortment of traditional holiday meals.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kathleen M. Mitchell  |  12-24-2012  |  Food+Drink

Grape Sense: Great gifts for wine loversnew

Selecting wine for someone can be a tricky task, so buying wine accessories is a good way to go. Aerators are a good bet for the decanter-less drinker.
NUVO  |  Howard Hewitt  |  12-20-2012  |  Food+Drink

Apocalyptic Hangovernew

Long nights and end times ideal for beer consumption.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Mike Tessier  |  12-20-2012  |  Food+Drink

True Gingerbreadnew

Although modern gingerbread, as in holiday houses, is sweeter and more decorated, in Emily Dickinson’s day, gingerbread was a dense cake.
Jackson Free Press  |  Emily Vieyra  |  12-10-2012  |  Food+Drink

Mincemeat: the Darling Mutt of Piesnew

"Hi, this is Lauren, Eric Hodge's wife," began the voicemail. Drawing out every word, she declared: "I'm calling to defend the mince pie."
INDY Week  |  Victoria Bouloubasis  |  12-06-2012  |  Food+Drink

When life gives you lemons, make lemon meringuenew

Brooke Erceg has spent seven years working on her grandmother's lemon meringue recipe: "In a way, I think she wanted me to figure them out on my own. Just like she did. One pie at a time."
INDY Week  |  Victoria Bouloubasis  |  12-06-2012  |  Food+Drink

A Twist on Apple Pienew

Emily Elizabeth Hilliard undoubtedly deserves the title "pie girl." In 2005, well before food blogs (or pies) were en vogue, she began blogging about the pastry at
INDY Week  |  Emily Wallace  |  12-06-2012  |  Food+Drink

Sweet potato pie: better than pumpkinnew

In Vardaman, Miss., you had to wear heels to compete for the title of Sweet Potato Queen. April McGreger, aka the Farmer's Daughter, wobbled in such shoes: "I knew very early I wouldn't be a Sweet Potato Queen."
INDY Week  |  Emily Wallace  |  12-05-2012  |  Food+Drink

Hang up the hangovernew

Stay horizontal. Swallow some vitamins. And never, ever overindulge again.
INDY Week  |  Julie Johnson  |  12-05-2012  |  Food+Drink

Like Them Applesnew

Getting to the core of the Northern California craft cider boom.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Alastair Bland  |  12-05-2012  |  Food+Drink

Cold Weather, Warm Kitchennew

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with a great bowl of hearty chili or a big pot of chicken noodle soup, but I’d like to delve into something a little less traditional when it comes to cold weather foods, and that’s Creole cuisine.
Jackson Free Press  |  JFP Staff  |  11-30-2012  |  Food+Drink

Project 12new

With craft beer popping up all over the country, Budweiser asked 12 of their brewmasters from all over the U.S. to create a new beer that would fit into the Budweiser brand, while taking it into new territory.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kathleen M. Mitchell  |  11-30-2012  |  Food+Drink

Thirty Years Under the Influencenew

Celebrating the distiller with the liquid courage to change the way we drink.
East Bay Express  |  Azeen Ghorayshi  |  11-29-2012  |  Food+Drink

Estranged Grangenew

The California Grange revives against a backdrop of discord, secrecy and litigation.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Rachel Dovey  |  11-28-2012  |  Food+Drink

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