October 1st, 2012
02:00 PM ET
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Read - Apparently This Matters: Bacon shortage

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October 1st, 2012
12:00 PM ET
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Bees, bees, everywhere! 50,000 of them - on purpose.

Table 45 in the Cleveland InterContinental Hotel is nourishing a beehive on top of their building in an effort to eat more locally-grown food.
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You say Gris, I say Grigio: Grapes with different names
October 1st, 2012
10:00 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.

I noticed the other day that Herbert Lom had died. Now, some of you may be wondering who Herbert Lom was, and what the hell he has to do with wine. The answer to the first part is that he was a longtime character actor, probably best known for playing Peter Sellers’s boss in the Pink Panther movies. The answer to the second - a somewhat oblique answer - is that Herbert Lom’s given name was Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich ze Schluderpacheru.

For some reason, this rather surprising fact made me think about grapes (it also made me think that any actor with a name like Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich ze Schluderpacheru would do well to change it as soon as humanly possible if he hopes to be cast in anything).

The truth about wine grapes is that they rarely have one name. Pinot Noir, for instance, may be Pinot Noir to you and me (and to the French), but to the Austrians, it’s Blauburgunder. To the Italians, it’s Pinot Nero, and to the Croatians, it’s either Burgundac Crni or Modra Klevanyka, though I’m a bit vague on why it’s sometimes one and sometimes the other.

In any case, here’s a handy guide to some of the more common of wine’s identical twins:
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National homemade cookie day
October 1st, 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.

Grab the milk - October 1 is National Homemade Cookie Day!

There’s something seriously satisfying about dunking a homemade cookie into a tall glass of cold milk. Knowing that the plate before you is piled high with mini labors of love is up there on the "things to make you happy" list.

Cookies are not particularly hard to make, but perfecting the technique can take some practice. Here are some useful tips:
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Coffee klatsch
October 1st, 2012
05:00 AM ET
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Pssst! Got a sec to chat?

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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