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Hot Buttered Rum, A History of Peanut Butter, New FDA Rules

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Do you prefer creamy or crunchy peanut butter? Author Jon Krampner details the history of America’s favorite spread. The new year ushered in several new food policies. Marion Nestle discusses the long-awaited FDA guidelines and Arianne Lotti explains the Farm Bill extension that was passed during the Fiscal Cliff negotiations. Jonathan Gold enjoys the Wuhan specialty of “bullfrog dry pot” in the San Gabriel Valley. ‘Tis the season for warming cocktails and fireside drinking and LA food writer Lesley Balla tells us where we can find both in Los Angeles; plus, blogger and cookbook author Joy Wilson provides a recipe for making Hot Buttered Rum at home. At the market Laura Avery talks to Chef Rian Brandenburg and Chuck Kalal about the quail sold at Jimenez Family Farms.