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By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

Kitchen Trash

A Cheeseburger Controversy and Bacon Weaves

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. Here, five of the most absurd food items we saw this week. MORE >>

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Know Your Meats

Austin Answers the Ozersky Barbecue Challenge!

Incredible brisket at Austin’s Franklin Barbecue.

Some statements, said in a careless moment, can come back to haunt a man. I read a statement by the former Village Voice food critic Robert Sietsema, who claimed that New York was the best barbecue city in the world—which it is—and I seconded his opinion. This earned me the wrath of Texas, a state I love deeply and even considered moving to… Read more >

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At-Home Bartender

How to Make a Sazerac with SoBou’s Abigail Gullo

SoBou’s Abigail Gullo

Every scholarly bartender knows about Antoine Peychaud, the pharmacist whose bitters were instrumental in the invention of the Sazerac. But there were two other men without whom the classic cocktail would not exist: Sewell Taylor, who imported Sazerac brand Cognac, and Aaron Bird, who owned the Exchange Place Coffee House (later renamed the Sazerac Coffee House), home of the original recipe. At the hit cocktail destination SoBou in New Orleans’s French Quarter, bartender Abigail Gullo pays homage to the two lesser-known fathers of New Orleans’s official cocktail with her Taylor Bird Sazerac.

Watch her make the sazerac via step-by-step GIFS on F&W's Tumblr. MORE>>

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Tweets of the Week

Tacos, Vodka and Vegetarians

L.A. Gas Station Tacos

F&W doesn't expect you to see every tweet we send out (just almost every one). Catch up each week with this top 5 list.

1. @fandw: Today is National Taco Day AND National Vodka Day. Why choose? Enjoy some tacos: & vodka:

2. @fandw: Happy World Vegetarian Day! Grab a vegetarian and show them you love them with these meat-free dishes:

3. @fandw: Virtual tour guide & food blogger @WSIEFBT shares her favorite Berlin spots for bread, coffee, beer & more:

4. @fandw: Are you as excited as this adorable red panda about pumpkin season? Check out these recipes:

5. @fandw: This bacon-rich Cobb salad from @andrewzimmern is so good, it gets two dressings:

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F&W Book Club

How to Make Pumpkin Ice Cream and Sweet Onion Crack

Bountiful: Todd Porder and Diane Cu

In this series, food writer, wine lover and cookbook obsessive Kristin Donnelly test drives the most fun and inspiring new books that come across her desk. The Book: Bountiful, aimed at fans of the White on Rice Couple blog. Gardeners. Anyone with a CSA or who shops at farmers’ markets. Flexitarians. And people who love personality-driven cookbooks. Read more >

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