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New Year’s Eve has been celebrated around the world for more than four millenniums.
Oysters Rockefeller make an elegant New Year’s Eve appetizer. Laura Donnelly
Fast, funny games like Smart Mouth and Mad Libs can enliven a big party, especially with a side of bubbly. Laura Donnelly

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Who doesn’t have fun melting chocolate, crushing candy canes, and licking the spatula and bowl?
These pretty Linzer cookies are much easier to make than they look, but you will need cookie cutters. Laura Donnelly

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The Star's food writer visits the Bay Area
A server at Zuni Cafe dancing with lady apples. Laura Donnelly
A petite aioli appetizer with artichokes, beets, and chicory salad from the Chez Panisse dinner.
Justin Spring’s book “The Gourmands’ Way” was feted with a dinner at the Berkeley, Calif., restaurant Chez Panisse, famous for its flowers and lighting, with an open kitchen that looks like a movie set. Justin Spring, below, signing his book at Chez PanisseLaura Donnelly Photos

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Just what exactly is the Impossible Burger?
Ed Lightcap, a chef at Rowdy Hall, displayed the five-pound block of “impossible” meat-like substance now being served as a special at the restaurant. Laura Donnelly
The Impossible Burger, at right, seen next to its real beef counterpart at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton last week. Laura Donnelly
The burger meat, which was taken home and cooked to see how it measured up to the restaurant experience, passed the clean plate test with the reviewer's dog, Tutto.Laura Donnelly

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Enhancing special occasions and cold weather
The lamb in winter, served with carrot salad and couscous, is smelly but satisfying. Laura Donnelly