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Short and sweet today! With all the holiday partying, December was a slow food news month. But McDonald's did open a new spinoff restaurant to compete with Starbucks. Scientists also introduced a computer model that adds chemical measurements to a wine's "terroir." 'Bout time. And one of 2023's great mysteries has finally been solved: Astronaut Frank Rubio did not eat the first tomato grown in space. He misplaced it. Or, rather, a lack of gravity did. Happy New Year!

—Dave Joachim




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