On Smoking Packs of Sugar and Sipping Cocktails Only Locals Could Love

Food 52 attempts to answer the age-old question: Does eating turkey actually make you tired?

From an in-depth study on vinegar to perfecting the art of Texan queso, the folks at Food Republic share their picks for current culinary reads for your bookshelf.

The New York Times looks at locally famous cocktails that never found stardom afield.

NPR explores how the sugar business used tobacco industry tactics to downplay evidence that links the common ingredient to a multitude of serious health issues. Sneaky!

The Vancouver Sun shares a comprehensive list of the craft fairs taking place in the coming weeks for all of your holiday shopping needs.

And if you have a foodie in your life, Saveur Magazine has your back with their holiday gift guide.

Or perhaps you’ll be shopping for a cocktail lover? In that case, check out Imbibe’s gift guide to all things boozy.

Gastown’s Nicli Antica is gearing up to open a second location bringing its VPN-certified pizza to North Vancouver!

NPR celebrates the 100th birthday of the elusive MoonPie!

“Once upon a time, the MoonPie was an unassuming little snack cake bought at the country store. The coal-miner’s treat was just a humble sandwich of graham crackers with marshmallow filling, covered with a waxy coating of chocolate.”

Eater explores how representation of female chefs in the restaurant industry has changed (or not changed) in the past 4 years.

Post-American Thanksgiving, world renowned chef Massimo Bottura explores creative ways to use leftovers as fresh ingredients in new and reimagined dishes.

This week in creative food techniques: a “filthy bakery” in London is being fined over $200,000 for using a tennis racket to mash their potatoes. ‘A’ for effort though!

Eating via Instagram honours this week go to @drewcooks because we may want to consider a veggie bowl or two before the hardcore holiday festivities begin!

The story of one fascinating bar concept in Berlin that based its entire cocktail menu on perfume recipes.

A hilarious, heartfelt, and mildly sad article on the death of the proper dive bar.

“A proper dive bar doesn’t beckon us in with false promises. This isn’t Vegas, hell, it ain’t even Reno, so there’s no need for gimmicks. The problem with new signs is that they’re based on trends, and trends are, by definition, fleeting. A good dive’s exterior should look like it’s survived a nuclear attack and has the chops to go toe-to-toe with another one.”

And speaking of dive bars, Scout pays its last respects to Comox Street Long Bar & Grill, a much beloved West End haunt that closed its doors for the last time on November 20th.

No shirt, no shoes, no service…except for that new nudist restaurant in Paris where shirts and shoes aren’t the way to go.

A recent fight over BeaverTails may just be the most Canadian dispute in history. And it ended in the most Canadian way, with apologies all-round and $3000 being donated to the Calgary Food Bank!

Shoo fly! Recent studies have shown just how many species of bacteria lurk on the common housefly and warns people to avoid eating any food those pesky creatures land on. Duh!

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