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2010_01_feast.jpgFor those in need of an afternoon distraction, consider NPR's five-minute segment on Chinese imperial feasts, a trend that has become resurgent in some Chinese restaurants recently. The feasts recreate old school traditional regal meals (and by old school, we mean 18th century), include 268 dishes, cost around $54,000, take days to complete and feature menu items like deer lips, peacock drumsticks and something called a swan goose. Sadly, they cannot use tiger's tail anymore. [NPR]