Cooking

  • Avazzy: “The World’s First Instant Smoothie Maker” (Video)

    Avazzy: “The World’s First Instant Smoothie Maker” (Video)

    I thought we all learned our lesson from the Juicero debacle, but now some bold innovators are attempting to apply the same basic principle to the home smoothie maker. It’s called Avazzy, and I have to admit, given how much of a pain it can be to wash out a blender and keep your fridge stocked […]

  • Williams Family Kitchen NONO SAUCE

    Williams Family Kitchen NONO SAUCE

    It turns out that before he was pop’s leading sonic architect, Pharrell Williams had a mother, Pharoah Williams, who specialized in sauces. Now, that Williams Family Kitchen NONO SAUCE is available as a Dean & DeLuca exclusive. Williams Family Kitchen NONO SAUCE gets its name from the presumably oft-repeated exchange printed on the bottle: “They […]

  • Booze Dogs: Liquor-Infused Bratwurst

    Booze Dogs: Liquor-Infused Bratwurst

    Usually when someone calls someone else a “booze dog,” it’s meant as an insult, as in “wake up, you blasted booze dog,” etc. But now the phrase is a brand name as well: Booze Dogs, a new line of liquor-infused bratwursts. And the bratwursts are sold by their own canine mascot: “Step into the world of […]

  • ‘Food Infographics: A Visual Guide to Culinary Pleasures’

    ‘Food Infographics: A Visual Guide to Culinary Pleasures’

    I’m no expert but I’m pretty sure the best way to appreciate food is to taste it, with smelling it probably coming in second place. But maybe looking at infographics about food isn’t too far distant from those two options, which is why Food Infographics: A Visual Guide to Culinary Pleasures might be worth checking out. Per […]

  • ‘A Burger to Believe In: Recipes and Fundamentals’ by Chris Kronner

    ‘A Burger to Believe In: Recipes and Fundamentals’ by Chris Kronner

    It’s easy to take hamburgers and their superior brethren cheeseburgers for granted these days, with fast food burger joints found on practically ever developed corner throughout the world. But author Chris Kronner didn’t let that stop him from devoting years of his life to the art of the burger, and the fruits (meats?) of his […]

  • Tabasco Diamond Reserve Hot Sauce

    Tabasco Diamond Reserve Hot Sauce

    We seem to be reaching some kind of anniversary nexus point, and we can now add another occasion to the pile: The 150th anniversary of Tabasco hot sauce. To celebrate, the hot sauce brand has released, and I’m not kidding about this, Tabasco Diamond Reserve. Since I don’t possess the capacity to write about special edition […]

  • ‘Shoeshi’ by Yujia Hu Shows How to Make Sneaker Sushi

    ‘Shoeshi’ by Yujia Hu Shows How to Make Sneaker Sushi

    It’s probably crossed the mind of many a devoted sneakerhead at one time or another: The desire to literally consume one’s footwear of choice. Werner Herzog notwithstanding, it probably isn’t a good idea to try and eat your sneakers, but onigiri artist Yujia Hu has a new book that acts as a guide to the […]

  • ‘The Beer Pantry: Cooking at the Intersection of Craft Beer and Great Food’

    ‘The Beer Pantry: Cooking at the Intersection of Craft Beer and Great Food’

    Next month, author Adam Dulye, executive chef to the Brewers Association, is coming out with a new cookbook that’s right in his professional wheelhouse. It’s The Beer Pantry: Cooking at the Intersection of Craft Beer and Great Food, and it’s engineered as a counteraction of the notion of beer as a lowbrow junk food beverage: “The recipes in […]