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Serious Eats breaks some big news this week: Burger King has discontinued their signature Whopper. Everything has its time, right?

Well, not so fast. Watch the video at Serious Eats' network site A Hamburger Today and you'll see punk'd customers getting Big Macs instead of the ostensibly discontinued Whopper. The truth? It's a stealth marketing video from Burger King itself. Relax Eaters - your Whopper is safe. More Serious Eats below...

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Photo of the Day: The True Love Roast - Move over turducken. 12 birds for the 12 days of Christmas are here to take your place...

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Dinner Tonight: Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi

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Gift Guide: Cookbooks - Another great gift guide rounds up the essential cookbooks of the year.

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Celebrate Chocolate-Covered-Anything Day - The team at Serious Chocolate celebrates this very serious holiday.