||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.
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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.