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We're launching a new column next week. Think 'Feel Art Again,' but instead of focusing on famous paintings, the series will find fascinating facts about random foods. (Trust me, it'll be good. Allison Keene will be your host, with photos from Johanna Beyenbach.)

Problem is, the column needs a name. Got any ideas?

I wanted to reward the winner with a $20 shopping spree at the Manhattan Fruit Exchange (above), but that prize structure presents two problems. First, it's unlikely your hometown has a Manhattan Fruit Exchange. Second, I've been told it's illegal to mail food. (Even if we get all rebellious and ship it anyway, your prize could spoil or attract flies.) So instead of exotic pears and tasty blueberries, the winner will receive a free mental_floss t-shirt. That is, unless the winner happens to be in Manhattan and wants to exercise the free fruit option.

Start your guessing. We'll pick a winner on Friday.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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