Kosher Booze for Hanukkah; Thomas Keller’s Extravagant Hong Kong Meals

Time to get mazel trashed? If you're wanting to booze it up this Hanukkah while still keeping kosher, vodka company L'Chaim also makes kosher rum, tequila, and wine. [NYDN]

It's not Per Se, per se, but Thomas Keller's $835, eleven-course Hong Kong dinners, which sold out six months ago, are happening this week. [SceneAsia/WSJ]

The recession in Europe means casual take-out shops, brasseries, and gastropubs are getting more gourmet cred. It's about time! [AP via Fox News]

Don't slurp down that organic eggnog just yet: Nutmeg made by Frontier, an organic spice company, has been recalled over salmonella concerns. [OregonLive]

It turns out crack pie might have more in common with actual crack than you thought: A study shows the brain's reactions to junk food and drugs are not that different. [NPR]