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Wine Headaches

Get lots of wine headaches? There may be other causes, besides hangovers. Possible culprits include tannins, sulfites, and histimines. READ MORE

The Grand Peanut Butter Survey

The peanut butter that seems to inspire the most fanatical enthusiasm and energy is Teddie’s. This is sort of a New England secret–it’s made in Boston, there are no advertisements for it, and it is absolutely delicious. READ MORE

Portland’s Greek Pizza Sleeper, Plus Stealth Somali

Sometimes the biggest finds are obvious places that are undervalued by locals. No one in Portland doesn’t know Bill’s Pizza (177 Commercial St., Portland, Maine; 207-774-6166). But no one in Portland seems to fully recognize the majesty of their pies. READ MORE

Putting the Party on Ice

Food & Wine’s blurb and photograph about decorative ice cubes might provoke a certain amount of initial scoffing. READ MORE

… But the Beer Is Quite Delightful

Winter’s about to toughen up. And if that’s the case, we need calories. And what better way to gain weight and celebrate winter than drinking winter beers? READ MORE

Etiquette Reform School

Can I give my seriously rude friend a talking to, or is that just rude? READ MORE

Inventor of Top Ramen Dies

College students everywhere, open your seasoning packets and bow your heads: The inventor of instant ramen has gone to the great noodle-cup in the sky. READ MORE

The Myth of the Pie Crust

A conversation with cookbook author Dorie Greenspan. READ MORE

Hot Banh Khot

Vung Tau II has great banh khot. The crust on the outside of these little fried tasties is crisp, and the shrimp-laden interior is tender and custard-like. READ MORE

Shanghai Fried Pork Buns

“This is the best tasting shan jean bao I’ve had outside of Shanghai,” says stanfordfoodie of the fried pork buns at Shanghai Flavor Shop. READ MORE