[1] Best overall beer in America: Heady Topper (photo © Alchemist Brewery). [2] Best IPA: Brouwerij West Picnic Lightning IPA (photo © Tavour). [3] Best lager: Notch Session Pils Czech Pale Lager (photo © Notch Brewing). [4] Best pilsner: Allagash Truepenny Pilsner (photo © Crystal City Wine).   October 27th is American Beer Day. There […]

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October 26th is National Pumpkin Day, sandwiched between National Pumpkin Spice Day (October 1st), National Carve A Pumpkin Day (October 31st)l and National Pumpkin Pie Day (December 25th). This “bread” is a loaf cake recipe. As with other loaf cakes, you can enjoy it plain, with ice cream, or with whipped cream. Thanks to Colavita […]

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[1] Three flavors of Wildgood—Chocolate, Coffee, and Vanilla Bean—turn into a hot fudge sundae (all photos © Wildgood). [2] Intensely nutty pistachio Wildgood, a European-style pistachio rather than the lighter American style. [3] Cranberry pie à la mode, with Vanilla Bean. [4] Chocolate Hazelnut lovers: Consider blending Nutella into chocolate sauce. [5] Caramelized Fig will […]

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[1] A comforting cup of chai, which is traditionally brewed with milk in India (photo © Charles Chocolates). [2] A chai blend of blacck tea andd spices (photo © Spice Station Silverlake). [3] Iced chai (photo © Republic Of Tea).   Diwali, or Dipawali, is India’s most important holiday. The five-day festival begins today, so […]

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If you’re not committed to handing out (and eating) Halloween candy and would prefer a sophisticated adult Halloween experience, check out these different types of Halloween cheese. We don’t mean cheeses that look like pumpkins. Rather, these are year-round fine cheeses that happen to have bright Halloween colors or shapes. Take a look, and pair […]

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