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The best part about fantasy travel week is not having to pack a bag of “just in case your pani puri doesn’t sit well” meds of Bourdainian proportions. The worst part, well, now we’re all just itchin’ to travel the world seeking out and smuggling back exotic ingredients. Thankfully there’s football to distract us. Ever deep-fry soda? Want to get your chicken wings crunchier? We can help. Short-lived New Year’s diets, the highest-end restaurant designers and more, all in this week’s 12 most popular stories.

1. 10 Places You Should Travel To For The Eating And Drinking Alone
2. 10 Snacks To Serve At Your NFL Playoff Party This Weekend
3. 12 Meds To Pack If You Want To Travel Like Anthony Bourdain
4. The 5 Levels Of Healthy Eating
5. NYC: A Tour Of Circolo, Italian Grandma Cooking With Non-Grandma Design
6. Avocado Crème Brûlée Recipe
7. 11 Extreme Diets That Will Help You Lose Weight, Possibly Kill You
8. Meet Morimoto’s Restaurant Designer
9. Honey Baked Pistachio Wings Recipe
10. 15 Very Cool Food Festivals Around The World
11. Deep-Fried Coke Recipe
12. Richard Rosendale Is Not Packing Light For The Bocuse D’Or