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It's CookbookTober! Get ready for an onslaught of cookbook roundups and best-of lists. High on my list? Robert Simonson's Encyclopedia of Cocktails. It's also restaurant best-of season: the New York Times and Bon Appétit magazine have highlighted the year's best restaurants, and Food & Wine magazine unveiled its class of Best New Chefs 2023. Plus, Colorado now has 5 restaurants with Michelin stars, announced in the state's first-ever Michelin guide. More into pizza than tweezer food? Check out this new ranking of the world's 100 best pizzerias. Scotch whisky lover? Find out how US distillers are creating Scotch-style whiskies with novel uses of local peat. If you're a fan of all things smoky, you may also be itching to burn some wood, especially now that cooler weather is approaching. Take a look at what BBQ pros Rodney Scott and Bryan Furman have to say on the subject. Finally, if you cook with olive oil and see it on sale, now may be a good time to stock up. The cost of olive oil surged 130% over the past year, and prices are expected to keep rising. Thanks, climate change!




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