Links We Love

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

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• Food and family are almost inextricably intertwined. Baking a simple wine cake, a not-so-hip midcentury recipe, has the power to bring one author back in time to her grandparents' chaotic kitchen. The Paris Review

• "A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves." This, plus six other grammatically succinct bar jokes that will have your literate drinking buddies in stitches. McSweeney's

• Male chefs vs. female chefs and east coast chefs vs. west coast chefs: are these rivalries actually the exact same thing? Zester Daily

• There's more to November than Thanksgiving! Reclaim the rest of the month with beautifully seasonal recipes. the kitchn

• Here's a list of iconic Southern foods that, thank the lord, are available by mail-order. (We're partial to the double chocolate moonshine cake from Warrenton, Virginia's Red Truck Bakery.) Garden & Gun

• Apples and spices left in a slow-cooker overnight results in a creamy, sweet, and earthy butter that's a perfect spread for fresh baked goods. 52 Kitchen Adventures

• Taking the time to care for your wooden cutting board will help it last longer. Yumsugar

• Light and airy sweet potato dumplings are a delicious fall dessert: we love the idea of a delicate dusting of confectioners sugar . Adora's Box

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