Lucky Dip – Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Even at Christmas, friends, it is unwise to accept drinks from strangers, as these visitors to a Berlin Christmas market discovered last week. [Spiegel Online]

Nutty as a fruitcake. The folks at Fabarnak are selling fruitcakes. All you haters shut up, these ones are supposed to rock. [NOW]

In the olden days, we wrote recipes on these paper cards… Don’t toss Grandma’s recipe cards just yet. You might have transferred everything to an electronic device but retro nostalgia means those stained bits of cardboard will be worth some cash some day. [Slate]

Just pop the Lactaid, buddy. You cannot increase or decrease your body’s tolerance for lactose. [Globe and Mail]

In Canada, North Atlantic cod stocks seem to be on a tentative upswing. But in the US, things are still pretty dire, although you wouldn’t know it by the number of restaurants in NYC serving the restricted fish. [Village Voice: Fork in the Road]

Splendido‘s truffle tasting menu. Worth the $115 price tag. [The Grid]

The ever-expanding world of the turducken. [Chow]

You’d like the rabbit for dinner? Please go outside and select a live one from off the truck. [Eater]