A variety of cannabis-infused edibles.

With Halloween in the rearview mirror and eggnog now on store shelves, we have officially entered the holiday season.

Dunh-dunh-DUNH!

Fear not, for we at The Spoon are here to help you with your connected cooking this season, whether that’s through cooking tips or… some supplemental help. Speaking of which…

The 411 (420?) on CBD
Derived from cannabis, CBD is all the rage and is being infused into everything from chocolates to beer to water and potentially even Coca-Cola products. Supposedly the wonder substance CBD can supposedly reduce inflammation and help with anxiety.

But does it, though? I mean, really? Or is it just another example of snake oil in a new package?

Vox has put together a pretty great primer on the state of CBD that you should read. Here’s a tasty nugg from that story to pique your interest “CBD is about as poorly regulated and understood as a product this popular can possibly be. It’s not accurate to say that CBD, as a whole, is bullshit. From a medical perspective, it’s promising; recreationally, it’s interesting. But that doesn’t mean the stuff you’re buying works.”

Alexa Adds Butterball Skill
Whether it’s your first or fiftieth time cooking turkey — there’s no shame in getting a little help when you need it. In a move fit for our digital age, in addition to its famous hotline, Butterball now has an Alexa skill to give you guidance with your bird.

As The Takeout writes, using Alexa connects you with an automated assistant to answer basic cooking questions by using just your voice. So your hands can be otherwise elbow-deep in a turkey, or filled with giblets and you can still get the answers you need.

RUMOR: Resy to Aquire Reserve
Eater reports that online reservation platform Resy is set to acquire rival table booker, Reserve for an undisclosed sum of money. The source of the rumor is Chicago restauranteur, Nick Kokonas (owner of Alinea) who also just happens to have his own reservation system called Tock. Kokonas also claims to have looked at a Reserve acquisition earlier this year, but passed on it. Both Resy and Reserve declined to comment.

UPDATE: The New York Times reports that Resy did indeed acquire Reserve. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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