Mars (snack) attacks!
August 6th, 2012
05:15 PM ET
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Like your Oreos with a far-out twist? The hundred-year-old brand paid homage to today's Mars Curiosity rover landing with an installment of their Daily Twist campaign featuring a split-open cookie with red-dyed cream and tire tracks to mimic the impression left by the craft on the planet's surface.
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All about Albarino
August 6th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
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Ray Isle (@islewine on Twitter) is Food & Wine's executive wine editor. We trust his every cork pop and decant – and the man can sniff out a bargain to boot. Take it away, Ray.

Evidently this past Saturday, August 4, was the first International Albariño Day. Now, everyone knows holidays like this fall into the “devised by marketing people to sell more of whatever it is” category, which means one should regard them with a wary eye. International Albariño Day is not remotely as legitimate as say, International Give a Wine Writer a Ferrari Day.

Be that as it may, the warm weather months actually are the perfect time to drink Albariño. The signature white grape of the Rias Baixas region in Galicia, on Spain’s northeastern coast, produces crisp, aromatic white wines. Typically unoaked, Albariños are stylistically akin to Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Arneis and so on, with flavors suggesting pineapple in ripe vintages, or grapefruit in cooler ones, and with a distinctive chalky-seashell mineral note.
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National root beer float day
August 6th, 2012
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.

A childhood favorite so special, it needs a spoon and a straw for consumption - August 6 is National Root Beer Float Day!

The float itself has a couple of potential beginnings. Some say it started in 1874 in Philadelphia when Robert McCay Green used ice cream in his sodas because he’d ran out of cream. Others say he was trying to one up a soda vendor next to him. And still others claim a different person altogether invented the foamy beverage.
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Coffee klatsch
August 6th, 2012
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.
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