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Mixing Bowl: Biblical Beer; Foodie Halloween Costumes; Croissants in Israel

• Beer might be the “in” drink of the moment, but it goes back as far as ancient Israel. The Biblical Archeology Review this month traces the bubbly drink’s roots in “Did the Ancient Israelites Drink Beer?”.

• The Fork in the Road blog reports that the famed Guss’s Pickles, which closed its 85-year old store on the Lower East Side last March, is planning to move back to the neighborhood.

• Joan Nathan traces the vast culinary influence of the Ottoman Empire in her most recent piece, “Turkish Delights”.

• If you celebrate that spooky holiday coming up in about a week and want to dress as your favorite foodie, check out Chowhound’s “Food Celebrity Halloween Costumes”. Our personal favorites are a sexy Michael Pollan and a genie-like Alice Waters.

• Jewess with an Attitude writes this week about the “The profane (Jewish) mother of the Fulton Fish Market.” Gloria Wasserman, known as Annie, who was a staple at the legendary fish market, recently passed away.

• One woman’s search for the perfect croissant in the Holy Land on the Food Bridge blog.

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