Food & Drink

  • ‘Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn’t Supposed To’

    ‘Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn’t Supposed To’

    The Prohibition era is one of the most romanticized of 20th century America, but it actually wasn’t so easy to drink when it was illegal, logistically speaking. Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn’t Supposed To is a book from late last year that covers how the revolutionary drinkers of the Prohibition-era United States […]

  • Humboldt’s Finest Weed-Infused Vodka

    Humboldt’s Finest Weed-Infused Vodka

    Being drunk and high at the same time is a somewhat controversial position, with some arguing that it isn’t even possible, while others swear that it’s a unique and worthwhile experience for those open to it. Humboldt’s Finest vodka probably won’t clear up any of this confusion, but as a 40% ABV vodka infused with […]

  • Rajendra Limbu Specializes in Art-Inspired Cocktails (Photos)

    Rajendra Limbu Specializes in Art-Inspired Cocktails (Photos)

    There are probably a lot of bartenders out there who would claim that cocktails are a work of art. But only Hong Kong‘s Rajendra Limbu is making the connection explicit for a new line of art-inspired cocktails for the Artesian bar in Hong Kong. Artists like Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí, and Piet Mondrian served […]

  • Zenroast Ceramic Coffee Roaster (Video)

    Zenroast Ceramic Coffee Roaster (Video)

    In Japan, they’ve been roasting tea leaves for myriad generations using a primitive tool called a “horoku.” Somebody out there had the inspired idea to try this process with coffee beans, and the result is a ceramic coffee roaster known as Zenroast. Zenroast is made to roast whatever fancy coffee beans you have on hand over an […]

  • Tovala: “The Smart Oven That Makes Home Cooking Easy”

    Tovala: “The Smart Oven That Makes Home Cooking Easy”

    The name “Tovala” makes me think of a 1930s crime-fighting magician, but it’s actually the name of a new smart oven that purports to make home cooking easier than ever, in conjunction with its proprietary food subscription service that basically eliminates human error from your kitchen process. Tovala does that by way of chef-prepared meals […]

  • Field Skillet: “Lighter, Smoother Cast Iron”

    Field Skillet: “Lighter, Smoother Cast Iron”

    Cast iron is a good and sturdy material for things like pots and pans that need to endure a lot of physical distress over the course of their service. But its durability and versatility come with a drawback: Its weight. Now, the people at Field Company have developed a process by which a cast iron […]

  • The Stone Cup: “The Most Refined Drinking Experience of All Time”

    The Stone Cup: “The Most Refined Drinking Experience of All Time”

    Drinking out of a cup made from stone might sound like something out of The Flintstones at first. But the makers of The Stone Cup are extremely adamant that their masterpiece is anything but primitive, describing it on Kickstarter as “the most refined drinking experience of all time,” among other things. The Stone Cup is […]

  • biēm Butter Sprayer: Turn Butter Into a Delicious Spray

    biēm Butter Sprayer: Turn Butter Into a Delicious Spray

    Liquid butter is great on popcorn at the movies, but there isn’t often a good way to use it practically in the home (to be honest, that may not be the worst thing in the world, at least from a nutritional standpoint). But now you can, with the unfortunately-pronounced biēm Butter Sprayer invented by Doug […]

  • Bernie Weisse: Beer Inspired by Bernie Sanders

    Bernie Weisse: Beer Inspired by Bernie Sanders

    Bernie Sanders is a surprisingly popular dude these days, given his self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” leanings and his cranky, abrasive persona. Which is why it’s only appropriate that a beer has now been named after him, and that it’s billed as being “slightly sour and forward-thinking,” just like our boy Bernie. It’s Bernie Weisse from the […]

  • Soylent: Modular Nutritional Drinks and Powders

    Soylent: Modular Nutritional Drinks and Powders

    The young entrepreneurs of today are sometimes accused of not understanding anything about history or the world, just bounding through market tests and focus groups without any regard for good taste and decorum. I bring it up because there’s now a line of “modular” nutritional protein drinks and powders that goes by the fully-loaded brand […]