October 29th, 2013
07:15 PM ET
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It’s not exactly where you’d expect to find a bake sale - in an old warehouse, down a damp cobbled street in London’s East End. But then, it’s no ordinary bake sale.

Just in time for Halloween, a group of London cake makers have made it their task to create some of the most disgusting-looking, unappetizing cakes imaginable.

Anybody fancy a tentacle flapjack, or a bleeding wound cupcake? How about a chocolate severed hand, a scarred flesh rocky road, or an oozing eyeball? Didn’t think so.
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Bowman on Beer: Mummy yeast and wicked beasts
October 29th, 2013
11:00 AM ET
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Greg Bowman is an Editor Producer with CNN Creative Services in Atlanta and is also a craft beer enthusiast. Follow his beer escapades on Twitter @gboCNN.

While you may have found the perfect costume for Halloween, you probably haven’t given much thought to what beer you will be drinking. This is Halloween, and picking up a six pack of domestic at the convenience store just will not make the cut.

On this night, everything should be a bit scarier. Homes are decked with spiderwebs and jack o' lanterns, horror movies are in constant rotation and people dress up as zombies, monsters and vampires.

So why should your beer be any different? Dive into seven wicked brews that are sure to make your Halloween night a bit more frightening and also freakishly tasty.
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October 28th, 2013
11:00 AM ET
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When Americans hand out Halloween candy this week they may inadvertently be contributing to the destruction of orangutan habitat thousands of miles away.

But don't feel guilty. Instead, do something about it.

Many types of Halloween candy - and lots of other packaged foods in the United States - contain palm oil, much of which is farmed in Malaysia and Indonesia, where orangutans live. Wild forests that support the endangered orangutan are being chopped down and burned to grow geometric rows of trees that ultimately produce oil.
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5 spooky boozes for Halloween
October 25th, 2013
04:45 PM 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.

Somehow I find it bizarrely gratifying that the most popular Halloween costume so far this year (at least based on Google searches) is apparently not Miley Cyrus, but a Minion from the animated film Despicable Me. While it’s a little premature to take this as a wholesale redemption of our national culture, at the very least it means that there should be less twerking going on this Halloween by people who should never, ever twerk, even alone in a locked room, and for that we can all be thankful.
 
And what better way to express our deeply felt aesthetic thanks than to raise a glass of wine (weirdly enough, there’s even someone on Etsy selling hand-painted Minion wine glasses, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend you rush out and buy one). And, since it’s Halloween - or near enough - how about a glass of Halloween-appropriate wine? Below are five appropriately spooky bottles to consider.
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