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Turkey, turkey, cranberry, turkey. Voracious is drowning in turkey talk. Here are a few non-Butterball-related food stories from this week:

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The Food Section: An Almost Turkey-Free Food News Roundup

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Turkey, turkey, cranberry, turkey. Voracious is drowning in turkey talk. Here are a few non-Butterball-related food stories from this week:

Eat Me Daily pages through the New Yorker's annual food issue to draft an annotated table of contents (subscription is required to read many of the articles online). The articles Voracious is going to read first: former NYT critic Mimi Sheraton on "spit cake," Calvin Trillin on poutine, and Adam Gopnik on cookbooks.

Parade magazine recreates the first Thanksgiving dinner -- with venison, swan, and eel. Not to pimp our friends, but at the East Bay Express, Anneli Rufus wrote a much better version of the same article six years ago.

The St. Louis Business Journal chronicles an ingenious project that distributes venison donated by hunters to low-income families.

And, OK, just one turkey piece: the Oregonian creates an elegiac Thanksgiving meal out of recipes from past issues of Gourmet.

Robb Walsh at the Houston Press discovers that Houston may be America's number-one coffee city. Lest you Seattleites start sputtering into your Cup of Excellence-winning cappucino, he's talking tonnage -- but he also mentions a few microroasters who are gunning for us, quality wise.

And earning the most memorable story of the week, on Zester Daily, Lucy Dahl writes about the time she tested her blind, deaf, mansweat-fetishizing pot-bellied pig's ability to find a black truffle she buried in the backyard.

 
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