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December 23, 2001

Warm and fuzzy for your tummy Christmas comes in many flavors, but the tiniest taste of whatever food you associate with the celebration can flood every sense with the spirit of Christmases past.

[Times art: Teresanne Cossetta] Story.

Little bites pack big flavor
Appetizers can be the stars of your buffet table; while you're planning the party finger food, decide which wines will help create a truly stellar pairing.

Hot lines and Web sites get cooks out of holiday pickles
Toll-free telephone services and Web sites offer a variety of specialist answers to cooking and food-safety questions during holiday preparation times. Here are some of them:

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You Asked For It: Roasting beef at high temperatures
There are two schools of thought concerning the cooking of roast beef at high temperatures. The 500-degree method calls for roasting the beef for 5 minutes a pound and then letting it stand in the oven for 2 hours.

Put some ginger in your holidays
Ground ginger gives gingerbread cookies their spice. A little hot, a little sweet, gingerbread is a favorite at Christmas time.

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