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Dream Rider

Fitz and the Tantrums Singer Noelle Scaggs Loves Red Wine and Biscuits

Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums

It’s been a whirlwind year for rockers Fitz and the Tantrums, whose ’80s throwback album More Than Just a Dream came out in May. Their song “Out of My League” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative chart last month, and they seem to be perpetually touring—a lifestyle that allows co-lead singer (and onstage powerhouse) Noelle Scaggs to indulge in her other love, eating. Here are five things she wishes were waiting for her in the band’s dressing room after every show. Read more >

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Vintage Visuals

Squash of Yore

This week's Vintage Visual dates back to 1908 and features vendors selling squash and other vegetables at Richmond, Virginia's Sixth Street market. The selection is inspired by October's #FWMuse: squash. Show us your squash-spiration on Twitter and Instagram by using #FWMuse for squash pics (raw or cooked) or squash-hued scenes you've spotted in the world. Your photo might get featured on foodandwine.com.

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F&W Video Feed

Portrait of a Bacon Enthusiast

The above clip comes from "Portrait of a Bacon Enthusiast," winner of the first ever International Bacon Film Festival. Its filmmaker Michael Cameneti walked away from the event at New York’s Sunshine Cinema last week with a grand prize of $11,000 courtesy of the masterminds at Hormel Black Label Bacon. The company narrowed over 100 submissions from baconphiles down to 11 finalists. Here, Cameneti discusses his bacon passion and a bacon hangover.

What's your relationship to bacon? My dad always cooked us crispy bacon for breakfast. Since the very first time I can remember, I was hooked! I carry on the tradition with my kids. It's an obsession, a passion, and my favorite protein kick. I love to cook and almost all of my dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, yes, dessert include a bacon element.

What your favorite bacon dish? I'm currently suffering from what I call a bacon hangover. After the film festival, I hit my bacon dish climax with Stanton Social's "Big Sexy Burger" and literally couldn't stop eating them. Chefs Chris Santos [who hosted the Bacon Film Fest] and Jonathan Kavourakis top it with bacon, lettuce, American cheese and onions caramelized in Coca-Cola.

What's the strangest thing you’ve seen someone do with bacon? Last night there was a film called "The Drummer" and this guy was so obsessed with bacon that he invented a way to make a crispy taco shell out of bacon! Definitely going to attempt that feat when I get home.

Who was your biggest competition? Brandon Carter's "We Will Be Eating" because of the amazing cinematography, mystery, and dramatic effects. And"Baquon," which totally channeled one of my favorite show intros, Dexter. The editing was so great. The sound mixing and pacing were on point. The music and effects really enraptured me.

Done any other food films? This is my first foodie film, so it had to be about bacon, but it’s definitely not my last!

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Kitchen Trash

Ramen Cakes, Piessants and More Cronuts

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. Read about ramen cakes, piessants and cheese made with armpits >>

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Tweets of the Week

Bad Jokes and Pumpkin Beer

Dark & Stormy Death Punch

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: No matter how much you think you know about beer & wine, this infographic will teach you something: http://fandw.me/17ckc8W

2. @fandw: The best alcoholic ways to consume pumpkin: http://fandw.me/Hk8k81 #drinkthisnow

3. @fandw: 11 ways to use canned coconut milk from creamed spinach to ice cream: http://fandw.me/17cjQyU

4. @fandw: What does a ghost drink? Boo-rbon. Some great Halloween cocktails to make up for that terrible joke: http://fandw.me/9x80eM

5. @fandw: Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes it’s National Nut Day and you eat these crunchy, nutty recipes: http://fandw.me/17ckbBS

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