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Brilliant Instagram Account Pokes Fun at High-End Dining

Say it aloud: Chef Jacques La Merde What do you get when you cross fast food with fine dining? A brilliant new Instagram account that marries tongue-in-cheek humor with kitchen slang. Chef Jacques Lamerde — a pseudonym for a chef familiar with New Nordic plating techniques — has a penchant for fast junk food and crazy-cool flavor combinations. Show More Summary

8 Nonalcoholic Drinks That'll Satisfy When You're Craving a Cocktail

When you're craving a cocktail, plain old juice or soda just doesn't cut it. Luckily we've got an archive full of really good options; alcohol-free recipes that really make good cocktail substitutes. These eight drinks are remarkably complex, thanks to the thoughtful use of spices, tart vinegar, fruit, and nuts.

City Kitchen: Mastering Steak au Poivre

A simple dish goes heavy on the spice, with a pleasant, woodsy heat.

People Drink Coffee While Stoned and Apparently Taste 'Chimpanzees' and 'Cars' (VIDEO)

Post by Maressa Brown. To many people, coffee is coffee is coffee. Doesn't matter if it's single origin, organic, fair trade, dark or light roast, whatever. If it has caffeine, it works! But when you're a coffee nerd, you can't help but use flowery language to describe what you're drinking. Show More Summary

Easy dinner recipes: Get grilling with quick steak, pork and chicken ideas

The weather's great, so why not enjoy it? Cook dinner outdoors tonight with these simple grilling ideas. From pork steaks to carne asada to grilled chicken salad, these ideas grill up quickly with little effort.

Starr Hill Roostarr Coffee Cream Stout

The post, Starr Hill Roostarr Coffee Cream Stout, first appeared on The Barley Blog. When I have a cup of coffee, I like it as black as the darkened heart of the great beast—I don’t want cream or sweetener. The same sentiment can pretty much be applied to coffee stouts or any stout for that matter. Show More Summary

10 Ways to Jazz Up Lemonade

Learn how to jazz up your lemonade with these simple additions that are flavorful and fun, and perfect as the weather gets warmer!

2001 Xiaguan Tea Factory Jingua puerh (shu)

Quel étrange printemps Taiwanais! La semaine dernière, il fit si chaud qu'on se serait cru en été. Canicule et sécheresse. Mais depuis 7 jours, il pleut pratiquement sans arrêt sur le nord de l'ile et les températures ont chuté. Les réservoirs d'eau se remplissent à nouveau... Show More Summary

The Navajo Nation to Introduce America's First Junk Food Tax Next Month

A two percent sales tax will be added to items like chips, soda, and cookies. Will taxing junk food help reduce obesity rates? The Navajo Nation — one of the country's largest reservations — certainly hopes so. According to Mother Jones, it will be the first place in the United States to impose such a tax when it goes into effect next month. Show More Summary

11 Awesome Independent Tea Producers

How to buy tea and from whom to buy it. There are hundreds of tea companies in the U.S. alone. From one-man operations to mid-size organizations and giant corporations. But how can one distinguish what is good, what is bad, and whatShow More Summary

Fuck, That’s Delicious: Big Body’s Corner Store Situation

Action Bronson and Big Body Bes respond to 'Fuck, That's Delicious' YouTube comments while at an in-store appearance at the Dominican cell phone spot in East New York.

Colorado Allows Edibles As Long As They Don't Look Like Real Food

The ruling is a major blow to the marijuana industry. Pot brownies are legal in Colorado as long as they don't look like actual brownies. The Associated Press reports that lawmakers voted unanimously against a bill that would loosen the requirements on what can be sold as an edible, or food item infused with marijuana. Show More Summary

Friday Feature Photo: Easter in the Algarve

2 days agoFood & Drink / Wine : CataVino

Photographer: Tony Bond Capture Date: April 18, 2010 Location: Praia Dona Ana, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal About: On a 10 day trip to the Algarve, “I was repeatedly lost for words. So glad to have discovered this coastline at Easter without the crowds – and if you’re prepared to get up early – or stay late, […]

Asparagus Ain't Sichuan, but Boy Does it Work in This Fiery Salad

Asparagus isn't exactly a Chinese ingredient, but that doesn't mean that it can't find a comfortable home in Chinese food. I've got no doubt that if asparagus were to grow in the cool, misty mountains near Chengdu, that we'd see it served as a cold green appetizer or side dish on menus in Sichuan. Show More Summary

The Weight of a Magazine for Sex Workers

What group of workers'-rights activists learned from starting a publication to give people in the sex industry a voice

Weekend reading: Fruits of Eden

Amanda Harris.  Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters.  University Press of Florida, 2015. I blurbed this one: If you have ever wondered how navel oranges, figs, avocados, dates, and other such foods came to be grown in America, here’s the answer: plant explorers.  Amanda Harris tells the stories of adventurers sent out […]

Eating Around Queens

Dining around & exploring the multicultural and ethnic cuisines in Flushing, Queens in New York City.

Hop links, news & myths

- “It’s wonderful that hops have become the subject of so much writing and discussion. It’s just unfortunate that in the process so many (false) myths are being passed on – in countless forums and blogs, on Facebook and even in conversations. So let’s do some spring cleaning and do away with some of these […]

Throw back Friday: drink your tea slowly

2 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis Continue reading ? The post Throw back Friday: drink your tea slowly appeared first on T Ching.

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