Food & Drink

  • ‘Oyster: A Gastronomic History (With Recipes)’ by Drew Smith

    ‘Oyster: A Gastronomic History (With Recipes)’ by Drew Smith

    Oysters are a somewhat exotic and mysterious food to those who don’t eat them regularly, and those that do tend to have strong opinions on how they should be consumed for maximum enjoyment. So it’s a good thing that somebody wrote it all down to make Oyster: A Gastronomic History (With Recipes). That somebody is […]

  • Harrison Oven: The Artisan Oven

    Harrison Oven: The Artisan Oven

    Most of us are content with the oven that was in our home when we moved in, but as with all things there are other levels of craftsmanship and care out there. On that next level is the Harrison oven, an old, old, old-school oven for people who thought electricity in the kitchen was a […]

  • Ando: David Chang’s Upcoming Delivery-Only Restaurant

    Ando: David Chang’s Upcoming Delivery-Only Restaurant

    Conventional wisdom holds that delivery-only food places are on the lower end of the quality spectrum, although anyone who’s ever discovered a treasured pizza delivery joint will tell you this is mostly just snobbery in action. David Chang the super chef is now getting into the delivery-only game, with a secret New York City delivery-only […]

  • Pappy & Company Pappy Van Winkle Maple Syrup and Hot Sauce

    Pappy & Company Pappy Van Winkle Maple Syrup and Hot Sauce

    Pappy Van Winkle bourbon is some of the best and most respected bourbon whiskey there is, and as such, a bottle of the stuff isn’t always the easiest to acquire. Luckily, there’s Pappy & Company, an offshoot brand that sells other products bearing the Pappy Van Winkle brand, including lines of pepper sauce and maple […]

  • KRYDDA/VÄXER: IKEA Unveils Indoor Gardening Product Line (Video)

    KRYDDA/VÄXER: IKEA Unveils Indoor Gardening Product Line (Video)

    The field of indoor gardening is mostly thought of as a niche for hobbyists, Armageddon-preparedness nuts, and, uh, enthusiasts in certain other fields.  But IKEA is trying to make indoor gardening mainstream, with a series of products under the KRYDDA/VÄXER banner. IKEA’s KRYDDA/VÄXER will give customers everything they need to start hydroponically cultivating herbs and vegetables […]

  • ManCan Personal Keg System

    ManCan Personal Keg System

    Superheroes, unfortunately, are not real. But when I imagine someone with a portable 128-ounce keg of beer strapped to his back, ready to dispense beer to anyone in his vicinity, I’m hard-pressed to come up with a better word for him. So it’s possible that using the ManCan personal keg system just might make you […]

  • World of Beer Seeks Brewery-Touring, Beer-Drinking Interns (Video)

    World of Beer Seeks Brewery-Touring, Beer-Drinking Interns (Video)

    If someone were to sit down and try to conceive an almost comically awesome internship, I don’t imagine they would be able to do much better than the one currently being offered by World of Beer, a beer website currently seeking three “Drink It Interns” to get paid, travel the country, and drink beer. The […]

  • Bakeys: Edible Utensils by Narayana Peesapaty (Video)

    Bakeys: Edible Utensils by Narayana Peesapaty (Video)

    Edible utensils haven’t really gotten a shot at mainstream usage, outside of gags and other novelties. But inventor Narayana Peesapaty has given the idea a serious stab with a product he refers to as Bakeys. Bakeys are sporks, soup spoons, chopsticks, and the like that are made from a sturdy yet edible mixture of millet, […]

  • Stanley Adventure Percolator: Coffee in the Great Outdoors

    Stanley Adventure Percolator: Coffee in the Great Outdoors

    When you’re out in the wilderness, it’s even more important than usual for you to have that first cup of coffee in the morning. But in hairy situations it’s hard to depend on your usual java gear, which is why the Stanley Adventure Percolator might make a good substitute. The Stanley Adventure Percolator should look […]

  • ‘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 […]