December 3rd, 2012
03:00 PM ET
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Aliya's Food Limited, a Canadian exporter of Indian food products, announced Monday that it has issued a recall of 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products on fears of listeria contamination.

Following suit, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a public alert because affected products were imported to the United States and sold at the Trader Joe's chain of grocery stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C.

The tainted products are: "12.5 oz boxes of "Trader Joe's Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice" with product code "2012-10-31" and lot code "30512."
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Weird, wacky vending machine cuisine
December 3rd, 2012
10:00 AM ET
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Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.

Overnight, vending machine food has become the newest luxury status symbol in America. If you’re shopping in the Los Angeles area, Beverly Hills Caviar machines now decorate the malls in places like Burbank and other swanky zip codes so if you want to snack on $500-an-ounce caviar while you do your holiday shopping, you are completely in luck.

You might wonder: Is vending machine cuisine going upscale all over the world? Nope. Overseas, the focus is on comfort food staples, made in a matter of seconds. In Singapore, you can press a few buttons and receive mashed potatoes slathered in gravy quicker than the time it takes to utter the words “instant mashed potatoes slathered in gravy.” Here, a few international vending machine triumphs.

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National apple pie day
December 3rd, 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.

How 'bout them apples? December 3 is National Apple Pie Day.

It seems like everyone has room for pie after a big holiday meal, and most tables across America will feature one of the apple variety. Pies actually got their start as a savory course because pie crust was good at preserving the food within. And, while the Pilgrims might not have had an apple (or pumpkin) pie on their Thanksgiving table, the quintessential American classic has been around since at least the mid-1580s.

Eating a slice of still-warm-from-the-oven apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is as easy as unbuttoning your pants; making it, unfortunately, isn’t as easy.
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Coffee klatsch
December 3rd, 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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