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Citizen Cane

The must-have-but-already-sold-out product this year isn’t the Wii or even Tickle Me Elmo. It’s a sandwich cookie from Trader Joe’s. READ MORE

The Tip of the Iceberg

Scallions may be off the hook: It’s looking more and more like lettuce is the culprit in the Taco Bell E. coli outbreak. What in God’s name are those awful yellowish shreds doing in tacos in the first place? READ MORE

Space Grain

Rice Cookers Go High-Tech. READ MORE

Time Machine Steakhouse and Killer Szechuan

While I’ve always viewed Framingham as a Brazilian wonderland, I’ve also been aware of other nationalities. Obviously there’s wonderful Dakshin, and there also used to be a very good south Indian place right in the Framingham train station. READ MORE

Beyond Uncle Ben’s

A rice primer. READ MORE

Aussie Apocalypse Continues

As we reported last month, Australia is in the grip of an eight-year-long drought that’s threatening the country’s food supply. Looks like that impending food crisis is much closer than we thought. READ MORE

What You Call Sprawl, I Call Heaven

I’ve been infatuated with Framingham, Massachusetts, for years. To Bostonians, this is a boring boonie amid undifferentiated sprawl—an area to drive past quickly on the Massachusetts Turnpike. READ MORE

What Makes a Restaurant Great?

Is it the food, the ambiance, the service, or a combination of all three—or is there something more? Food writer and blogger Catherine of Food Musings poses this question in a thought-provoking post. READ MORE

Food & Wine & Decadence & Altruism

The Food & Wine Classic turns 25 next year, and some of the event’s goodies will slop over into the worthy coffers of the “Farm to Table” program. READ MORE

The Machine Age

Which espresso maker can stand up to the rigors of a Hollywood film set? Barry Sonnenfeld has the answer. READ MORE