More holiday gifts for the food lover in your life
December 14th, 2012
03:30 PM 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.

If you go to xmasclock.com, you can watch the seconds tick away until Christmas. Not to stress anyone out who still has holiday shopping left to do, but I’m watching the minutes fly by.

If you’re still shopping for gifts for food lovers, you’re in luck - especially if that person is an aspiring mixologist, a wanna-be hipster or a black and white cookie fanatic.
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Beef prices moo-ve on up
December 14th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
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Your hamburger could cost more in 2013.

Global beef prices are expected to rise to record highs in 2013, according to Rabobank, a Dutch financial firm with a focus on agriculture. Their analysts point to the "lethargic world economy," and a beef supply that has largely remained flat for six years straight.

In the United States alone, beef production is expected to decline significantly in 2013, whether or not droughts in the Midwest continue.

Even if more rain restores pastures next year, beef production could be down as much as 9%, said David Nelson, a Rabobank analyst. "This is because ranchers would then hold back young females (heifers) for breeding to expand, instead of sending them to the market," he said.

Read the full story on CNN Money: Beef prices may hit record high in 2013



National bouillabaisse day
December 14th, 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.

Mon Dieu! December 14 is National Bouillabaisse Day.

One bite of this soothing one-pot meal will transport you to the Mediterranean coast of France, where the dish originated. Who couldn't use a nice holiday in the sun in December?

While bouillabaisse is one of the cornerstones of Provençal cuisine, there are plenty of recipe variations in the sea.
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Coffee klatsch
December 14th, 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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