Saveur: The 2012 cookie advent calendar.

Ruth Reichl: Gift Guide, Day 18. Or, the Corkcicle.

Eater LA: La Brea Bakery moving up the street in January.

Serious Eats: Christmas-themed hot dogs.

LA Observed: One Adam 12: Code 7 at Henry's Tacos.

Food52: A Gluten-Free Holiday Menu.

Bon Appetit: Inside the World of Black Market Beer.

Daily Dish: Umami Eggnog from Matthew Biancaniello.

Brain Pickings: 5 1/2 favorite food books of 2012.

Gastronomy: Checking in with Cemitas Poblanas Don Adrian in Van Nuys.

LAist: How to make the perfect gingerbread house.

The Globe and Mail: More of the year's best cookbooks.

Zagat: The world's largest pizza: a gluten-free ice skating rink.

Zester Daily: Holiday Tamales: A Mail-Order Review.

Grub Street NY: Game of Thrones is getting its own craft beer.

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