Mental Floss: Does drinking booze really keep you warm? Hmmm. Ever gotten drunk in Minnesota? Right.

The New York Times Diner's Journal: Slow Food USA gets a new leader.

Michael Ruhlman: A review of Alex Witchel's book All Gone, a memoir with refreshments.

The Smithsonian: Whether or not diet soda causes clinical depression.

NPR's The Salt: A recipe for Sean Brock's Elvis Presley milkshake. (Bacon fat! Bananas! Bourbon!)

Serious Eats: The 10 best Los Angeles tacos of 2012.

Zester Daily: Nancy Harmon Jenkins considers what to make when there's nothing to eat in the house.

Politico: A bottle of White House beer sells for $1,200.

Fork in the Road: The exquisite torture of tasting menus.

Saveur: The Saveur 100, 2013 Travel edition. (Cook's Tortas! Swedish tube food!)

Food 52: Tips on maintaining your sourdough starter.

Huffington Post Food: What's for lunch at the 2013 presidential inauguration.

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