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Review: El Consuelo Tequila Reposado

El Consuelo is a new brand just launched this year. It is one of only a few USDA-certified organic tequilas, made with Highland agave and, curiously, is aged in Cognac barrels instead of the usual bourbon barrels. We received the… Continue reading ?

Bacterial infections traced to raw milk products in Ohio

An unknown number of people have been infected with Campylobacter bacteria in unpasteurized raw milk from Sweet Grass Dairy’s herd share program in Ohio. State officials issued a public health alert about the dairy’s raw milk products Friday in connection with an investigation into foodborne illnesses, according to the alert from the Ohio Department of... Continue Reading

Letter from The Editor: Turning the Page

Every once in a while in the news business, a feeling comes through our once ink-filled veins. It does not reach everyone at the same time or place, but eventually we all say it: “I think we’ve turned a page.” That’s what I began feeling during the past week or so. Part of it is certainly due... Continue Reading

FDA warns against Apple Tree goat cheeses because of Listeria

A federal consumer advisory warns the public against eating goat cheese products made by Apple Tree Goat Dairy of Richfield, PA, because Listeria monocytogenes has been confirmed in the company’s products and production facility. The cheeses were sold in Washington D.C. Show More Summary

Smoked mackerel from Philippines could cause botulism

New York officials have warned the public to not eat Phil Am branded smoked mackerel — Hasa Hasa — because it was not eviscerated and could contain spores that cause botulism poisoning. The fish is a product of the Philippines and is sold by the Asian Supermarket Group Inc. of Albany, NY, according to the... Continue Reading

Tasting Report: Wines of the Petaluma Gap, 2016

Draw a line eastward from Bodega Bay to Sonoma, and another one parallel to that about 10 miles to the south. Congratulations, you’ve just outlined, roughly, the Petaluma Gap, a much-discussed region of Sonoma County (plus a bit of Marin… Continue reading ?

This Week in Food Porn: Sandwiches and Smoked Salmon

As another week slides into the dinners and drinks of a winter weekend, why not scroll through some of the most delicious food photographs uploaded to Instagram this week?

Three from Hoffmann & Rathbone, impressive English wines

Really enjoyed these three from Hoffmann & Rathbone, a high-quality negotiant operation based in Sussex. Hoffmann & Rathbone Classic Cuvée Brut 2010 Sussex, England 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier. 12% alcohol, 10 g/l TA, 7 g/l dosage. Debut vintage from Ulrich Hoffmann. Very bright and focused with pithy, tight lemon and grapefruit characters. There’s [...]

How to Make Your Own Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend at Home

15 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Berbere (pronounced bur-bur-uh) is an intriguing spice blend from Ethiopia and Eritrea that’s full of intoxicating spices like allspice berries, fenugreek seeds, ajwain, and more.

How to Eat Like a Gravedigger

"The fragrant steam of beef liver seasoned with a copious amount of sliced onions and chiles toreados mixes with the smell of wet dirt coming from a recently opened grave."

A Very Brief History of the Battle Between Fast-Food Workers and Police

Name tag-wearing fast-food vigilantes use whatever they have on hand—condiments, a mouthful of spit, and their own restaurant’s speakers—to carry out their own brand of justice.

Is the wait finally over for Budlong fried chicken in Lincoln Park? Plus: Kebab truck gets a bar, more restaurant news

LINCOLN PARK - Believe it or not — and we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t — the Budlong could finally open its new Lincoln Park location in the next few days, according to Eater. The long-awaited outlet of the Nashville hot chicken joint, which has one location in Revival Food Hall in the Loop,...

Meet the Navajo Chef Cooking Indigenous Cuisine at Standing Rock

On Thanksgiving, a holiday which serves as a reminder of genocide and ongoing oppression to the continent’s original inhabitants, the water protectors at Standing Rock gathered for an indigenous feast.

Truffle Farming, International Desserts, and More Great Reads

Seven of this week’s top food-inpired stories Whip up a fresh cup of Midwestern-style egg coffee and settle in with some of this week’s best food-inspired stories. Satisfy your sweet tooth (and curiosity) with Food52’s deep dive into...Show More Summary

English Toffee

Toffee is so dangerous for me to have around the house. No one should eat as much as I do when it’s available. But for special occasions, I’m more than happy to bust out the sugar and whip up a batch! This nutty, chocolate-covered toffee is the quintessential holiday treat, perfect for nibbling at the end of a big meal or gifting to a friend. Continue reading "English Toffee" »

FiftyFifty Eclipse Rare Variant Pre-Sale from InsideTheCellar

It’s that time of year where Truckee California’s favorite brewery FiftyFifty unleashes their coveted Eclipse var… The post FiftyFifty Eclipse Rare Variant Pre-Sale from InsideTheCellar appeared first on

Should We Really Blame Weed Legalization for Declining Beer Sales?

A recent report found a correlation between marijuana legalization and a decline in beer sales. But the truth is a lot more complicated.

Couple Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Selling Counterfeit 5-Hour Energy Drinks

In the future, Machiavellian crime lords won’t be counterfeiting cold, hard cash or priceless artwork, but instead a corner store's bounty in knockoff energy drinks.

Recipe: Pimento Cheese from Scratch

Make the version Ashley Christensen serves at Poole’s in Raleigh, N.C. In the past decade, Raleigh-based chef Ashley Christensen has established herself as an empire builder, single-handedly capable of imagining and executing a wide range of comfortable, easy to love concepts. Show More Summary

Here Are the Best Coffee Shops to Get Your Caffeine High in San Francisco

Bright and spacious spaces, fair-trade single-origin coffee, fast wifi and a surplus of outlets: whatever you're looking for, we've already found it for you.

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