2. Ever cooked with flanken? Melissa Clark tries a new cut of meat for a moist, tender pot roast.
3. The Minimalist goes super minimal with meringues. Bittman likes his with some chewiness at the center.
4. Christmas at Elizabeth David's table. A new book from the influential food writer was compiled after her death from a box of materials marked "Christmas."
5. In-depth look at Rocco DiSpirito. His culinary talents have taken a back seat to his television appearances lately, but this is an interesting look at his childhood and the grief he gets for his career choices.
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