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Our 2017 Trends Forecast is Here: Find Out What You’ll Be Eating (and Loving) Next Year

By Whole Story Editors, December 14, 2016  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

We’re saying sayonara to 2016 and ringing in 2017 with a new crop of soon-to-be favorites. So what’s the new matcha or avocado toast? Our annual Trends Forecast has the answer. Read on to discover the New Year’s biggest trends before they go mainstream.

Wellness Tonics

Tinctures, tonics or wellness drinks — no matter what you call them, these beverages often have buzzy ingredients (think kava, apple cider vinegar and turmeric) and are

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Cocktails and Mocktails for a Next-Level Holiday Brunch

By Lindsay Robison, December 12, 2016  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

sherried cranberry smash cocktail recipe

Sherried Cranberry Smash Recipe

It’s the time of year when houses are full of friends and family, laughter and crackling fires. Wake up to a cozy morning opening presents and swapping stories with loved ones with an epic brunch that might be even more memorable than the gifts. Since the goodies are wrapped and the brunch menu is set, don’t forget about the drinks, a fun and festive part of any brunch. First step, set the scene for success:

  • Glassware. Beyond having enough, keep in mind the types of drinks guests will be
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#MyHolidayTradish: Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Peppermint White Mocha Brownies

By Sarah Michelle Gellar and Galit Laibow, December 12, 2016  |  More Posts by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Galit Laibow

Sarah Michelle Gellar Galit Laibow Foodstirs baking
Photo: Foodstirs

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar and Galit Laibow, an entrepreneur, founded Foodstirs, a line of organic quick-scratch baking kits and mixes, last year. The kits are available in select Whole Foods Market stores in New York, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut and Southern California. (Check with your store to confirm availability or click here to see if the mixes are

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12 Cheeses You Can't Live Without (Bonus: They're on sale!)

By John Stewart, December 9, 2016  |  More Posts by John Stewart

Twelve delectable cheeses. Each one carefully curated by our Global Cheese Buyer. Each one is 50% off on its featured day while supplies last. Talk about a reason to celebrate! Whether you’re putting together a cheese board, hosting a brunch or craving a nibble while curling up with a good book, these twelve selections will make delicious additions to your holiday traditions.

Cellars at Jasper Hill Harbison

  • This decadent soft-ripened cheese from Vermont is hand-wrapped with spruce bark, adding a woodsy note to its earthy flavor.
  • Lovely match with an IPA.
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Fresher, Lighter Hanukkah Favorites

By Amy Kritzer, December 7, 2016  |  More Posts by Amy Kritzer

Updated December 7, 2016

Amy Kritzer is a personal chef and recipe developer in Austin, TX, and is the founder of the modern Jewish cooking blog, What Jew Wanna Eat. She is also the author of the cookbook Sweet Noshings and the founder ModernTribe, an e-commerce site. In her spare time, she enjoys theme parties and finding the

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