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A look at what we’re reading, cooking, and clicking this week.

• _Pictured: _With nothing more than a needle and thread, artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene turns breakfast into a tasty work of art. Colossal

• Some apples are a little — or, okay, a lot — ugly. But that doesn't mean they aren't absolutely exquisitely delicious. Bon Appetit

• Do you believe in ghost stories? Apparently the ghost of James Beard haunts his famous Manhattan brownstone. Eater

• The simple beauty of reading a book while dining alone at an elegant restaurant has been replaced by something a little flashier: iPhones, iPads, and other devices are popping up as companions to solo diners everywhere. Washington Post

• Yet another reason why Champagne and strawberries are a good pair: there's something in the berries that researchers think might protect the stomach from the effects of alcohol. Science Daily

• From buttered popcorn to spaghetti and meatballs, cute pets dressed up in adorable food-related costumes never get old. Serious Eats

• Combining earthy shiitake mushrooms with yukon gold potatoes and nutty gruyere makes for a mouthwatering gratin perfect for chilly nights. Food & Style

• We all may be overloaded with leftover Halloween candy, but baked cinnamon apple crisps are a healthy alternative for satiating a sweet tooth. Munchin with Munchkin

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