This Week in Deliciousness

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Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where in ten years we'll make a fortune when we start auctioning off our stockpile of Four Loko. We kicked the week off with a cautionary fable about destroying your palate with cinnamon, by way of the infamous cinnamon challenge. Inhaling cinnamon directly into your lungs cannot be good for you. Are there any recorded deaths due to cinnamon asphyxiation? Or at least cinnamon pneumonia?

We checked out the Samba Grille this week to see what it's all about, and tried a couple of one-cup coffee mixes right here in the office.

Good news for those of you who feel under-informed about Houston cuisine: the Houston culinary tours will be starting again. If the tour scene isn't your thing, maybe you can stop by Hoagies & More all by your lonesome and ask them why they don't serve hoagies. And try the pupusas while you're there.

These gingerbread doghouses are adorably delicious, much like actual dogs. What, we're allowed to like rare game. Okay, fine, we don't actually eat dog. We generally tend to prefer a well-put-together burger, which is, of course, made from cows. Is the dog really less deserving of becoming food than the cow? Short answer: yes. Dogs are smart and adorable. Cows are stupid and fat. No-brainer.

St. Arnold has another movable yeast brew under its belt, and so far the reactions are quite positive indeed. We don't know if they'll be serving it at our favorite Little Vietnam hot spot Khon's, so you'll just have to go by and ask.

Tired of endlessly, aimlessly wandering your local grocer's produce department? Well, why not wander around in the woods for a while? We've got a Vietnamese potbellied pig we'd be willing to rent out to you if you want to try and find some truffles. Sure they grow around here. Duh. They're easier to find than Santa Fe rice and beans. Or dahi puri on a Tuesday.

Time for the lists! We had a bunch of them this week, starting off with the top ten food infomercials, followed by the top ten beers covered in our own Brew Blog over the past year. There are five signs you might be a food snob, in addition to five great food moments in Christmas movies, somewhat controversial in its snubbing of Snots' difficulty digesting the trash in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. We took a wild stab at the five most plentiful Thanksgiving leftovers currently going bad in your fridge, and if that image isn't gross enough, we showed you ten reprehensible food-related tattoos. Yuck.

We separated your kitchen gadgets into the five greatest keepers and the five you can go ahead and trash.

We close out the week with bad news for the Republicans: looks like Obama's overhaul of our national food preparation sanitation may have some merit to it, since most of our nutmeg was just recalled. Even the stuff at Whole Foods. Sure, you GOP folks may actually have to get off the President's ass for a couple minutes, but cheer up: you can still find some way to blame it on Clinton.

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