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Weekend of Wines, The Candy Professor, and Snack O' Lanterns in Today's Eater's Digest

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9th Annual Weekend of Wine
A can't miss event for the wine enthusiast, the 9th Annual First Press Weekend of Wines starts tomorrow, October 29th. The grand tasting will take place at the Musical Instrument Museum from 7 to 10 p.m. Sample your choice of over 100 different wines and snack on gourmet hors d' oeuves from local restaurants.  In addition, the 4th Foodie Fight will also go down as four chefs battle it out to see who will take the top honor of the champion plate. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Phoenix Public radio.  Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased by clicking here.   

Is Candy the Devil?
We certainly don't think so, but we know people that do. Dr. Samira Kawash decided to get down to brass tacks and find out the truth as to why this food product is sometimes considered "evil". So she did what most normal people would do, quit her job as a teacher and started a blog called Candy Professor. She uses this blog to share her research about candy and why it's okay to indulge every once in a while. She will even give you a little history lesson about what went down on Halloween before your local Walgreen's was filled with aisles of chocolate. Read the full story at NYtimes.com or visit her blog here.

Snack O' Lanterns
Even the name is adorable! Proving that healthy can still be cute, these little oranges carved into mini Jack O' Lanterns, or Snack O' Lanterns, are the perfect holders for a delicious and nutritious fruit salad. If you are totally against healthy on Halloween, you can go ahead and fill them with candy. We won't tell.  

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Shannon Armour
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