Spouse vs spouse: a noodle throwdown
October 27th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
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Welcome to round three of Spouse vs. Spouse, a series in which a couple of married food freaks, CNN’s Brandon and Kristy Griggs, square off in their Atlanta kitchen for culinary bragging rights – and invite you to weigh in too.

In each installment, Kristy and Brandon will each cook a creative variation on the same ingredient or dish – everything from pasta to seafood to cocktails to desserts. We’ll serve both versions anonymously to our friends, who will then judge which one they like better and why. We’ll walk you through our kitchen process, bring the husband-and-wife smack talk and, of course, keep score. We’ll also share our recipes here so that you can try them for yourself.

Our theme: Pasta

Box lunch: Refining the rarebit and unnatural Neccos
October 27th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • A tutorial on Welsh rarebit, also arguably known as the best cheese on toast. - Guardian

  • Speaking of cheese, it's the most pilfered edible. - Consumerist

  • CIA Director Leon Panetta's reward for capturing Bin Laden was a $15,000 bottle of 1870 Château Lafite Rothschild. - ABC News

  • After longtime fans scoffed at the new natural flavoring and coloring agents, Necco wafers go back to their artificial roots. - NPR

  • Wherein Marc Summers reveals the ingredients behind Nickelodeon's slime: vanilla pudding, applesauce, oatmeal and green food coloring. - Gourmet Live
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Breakfast buffet: National American beer day
October 27th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Born in the U.S.A.! - October 27 is National American Beer Day.

Grab your best pals, wander down to your favorite bar and raise a glass to American-made beer. More than 1,700 breweries in the U.S. are churning out and crafting your favorite beverage, so give them a proper salute.

Beer has long been part of our culture, dating back to colonial times, although things almost skidded to a halt when Prohibition loomed large in the 20s. Luckily, the underground scene kept churning out substitutes, even if they paled in comparison.

Coffee klatsch
October 27th, 2011
05:00 AM ET
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We are utterly thrilled when readers want to hang out and talk – whether it's amongst themselves or in response to pieces we've posted. We want Eatocracy to be a cozy, spirited online home for those who find their way here.

Consider the daily Coffee Klatsch post as your VIP lounge – the primary comments thread for readers who'd like to chat about topics not related to the articles we're running. That way, everyone knows where to find each other, and each post's comments section remains on topic.

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