It was a glorious long weekend, but now it’s Monday. We can’t do anything about that, but we can distract you for a bit with a round of up last week’s tastiest food news!

Two cool and creamy winter cocktails to warm you to the bone. (NY Times)

How to avoid sad xylophones, or, surviving the holidays the Sherman Alexie way. (Bitch)

2014 Beaujolais Nouveau was released in France, but the U.S. has its own "new" wines. (PUNCH)

Working on her night cheese: a night out in SF with Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn. (Munchies)

A Thanksgiving food rant from Jezebel, because why not? (Jezebel)

Don’t forget to eat chocolate. Scratch that: eat chocolate, don’t forget! (The Atlantic)

Important: how to fly with wine. (FWx