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December 29, 2002

Hmmmmm, where shall I start?   For the first time, we offer you Taste's top 10 recipes of the year. Story

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Cherie Diez]

Uncorked: Add sparkle to your glass all year
All that bubbles isn't Champagne. So, don't think that all sparkling wine is worth top price, the French have lectured us at length.

You Asked For It: Succotash brings warm memories
Ingrid Ilona Rea wrote that her husband remembers fondly eating succotash as a youth, but Ingrid had not found a good recipe.

Romance tops menu for New Year's Eve
Think quality, not quantity, if you're planning a romantic dinner a deux for New Year's Eve.

Vegetarian Cooking: Dress up spuds with raclette cheese
CONCORD, N.H. -- It has been about 20 years since I've eaten raclette, a luscious dish of potatoes and pungent melted cheese, but I've always been convinced we had the Germans to thank for this wonderful culinary creation.

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Happy New Year: best dishes for best wishes
Many cultures believe eating something in the shape of a ring on New Year's Day brings luck because the ring symbolizes "coming full circle."

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And should you overindulge . . .
As New Year's Eve looms, here are a few remedies to help you recover should you overindulge. (Remember, even one glass of red wine more than you're used to can cause trouble the next day.)

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