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The World’s Best Whisky Is Being Sent to the Space Station

The samples—which will depart on August 16 on the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s spacecraft Kounotori—will include a 21-year-old single malt and the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013, which was voted the best whisky in the world last year.

The Chemicals in a Plastic Doll

A mother’s difficult quest to discover what her childrens’ toys are made of—and whether they are safe and environmentally friendly.

This Vegetable Vending Machine Could Save France’s Bankrupt Farmers

As French farmers compete with the cheap, food imports sold in many supermarkets, Paris shop Au Bout Du Champ is cutting out the middleman by selling local produce in coin-operated automat machines.

Rene Redzepi Explains Why Noma Is Headed to Australia

The restaurant will pop up down under next year. Rene Redzepi Announces Noma Australia from Ben Liebmann on Vimeo. Noma Australia will open for ten weeks in January 2016 at the harbourside Barangaroo, Sydney location where chef René Redzepi plans to explore the ‘incredible diversity’ of Australian ingredients. #nomaaustralia www.noma.dk/australia

You Need a Forklift to Pick Up My Family’s 1,500-Pound Cheesecake

I was raised among vats of batter and piles of springform pans at Eli’s Cheesecake in Chicago. If anyone knows how to make a cheesecake that weighs more than a polar bear but less than a Honda Civic, it's my family.

July 29

Today is our eighth wedding anniversary. It's also the 11th birthday of this blog, the first day of our first-ever corporate tax audit, and the day that my mother officially moves to Seattle. It's a lot of Big Adult Stuff, and I have lots of feelings, including immense gratitude for our accountant. Show More Summary

How to Use the ‘Best-By’ Dates on Your Food

With food waste and ugly food making headlines again in recent weeks, we wanted to give you a reminder of what food date labels actually mean. The key takeaway is that a “best-by” or “sell-by” date is not an expiration date and doesn’t necessarily mean that the safety of the food product declines after that... Continue Reading

3-Ingredient Cheesecake in Viral Video Looks So Incredible, We Need It Immediately

Post by Liz Alterman. If you're looking for a simple yet elegant dessert that requires minimal ingredients, this is your lucky day! Now, you can learn how to bake a three-ingredient soufflé cheesecake, also known as Japanese Cotton Cheesecake, thanks to a viral video that has dessert lovers swooning. Show More Summary

This Lawsuit Claims Soda Warning Labels Are a Threat to Freedom

In San Francisco, billboards advertising soda may soon be forced to have warning labels similar to the graphic ones found on cigarette boxes. But this company says that's pretty much like sticking the middle finger to Uncle Sam.

Your IPAs Are About to Get a Little More Expensive

Hops growers in Washington state—which produces approximately three quarters of the nation's hops—are facing a shortage this year due to unseasonably scorching temperatures and the ever-present drought plaguing the West Coast.

Blast from the Past: Late Summer Mint Drinks

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As summer draws on, I find myself relaxing into a slower pace, quitting work earlier and waking up later, all perks of my free-lance existence.  Mid-afternoons find me lying on my deck with a beverage in hand, as I watch sailboats afar...Show More Summary

This New Orleans Bartender Was Shot and Then Named His Bar ‘Bullet’s’

Rollins “Bullet” Garcia Sr. is a longtime New Orleans barkeep and owner of the legendary Bullet’s Sports Bar. A victim of a shooting that earned him his nickname, Bullet is a devoted member of the Seventh Ward neighborhood—but don't ask him to start catering to young people.

McDonald's Customer Punched Employee Because Restaurant Ran Out of Double Cheeseburgers

Only a double cheeseburger would do. Sometimes all you want in life is a cheeseburger, but that's no excuse to resort to violence. A new video has surfaced showing a McDonald's customer punching an employee in the face after he was told that the restaurant had run out of double cheeseburgers. Show More Summary

Japan's Luxury Fruit Collection Now Includes Banana With Two Peels

The banana is sold exclusively in Japan. Japan loves luxury fruit — $6 bananas, square watermelon, $8,200 bunch of grapes — but a new banana takes the concept to a new level. The Shiawase banana — which is grown on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines and is sold only in Japan — has two peels. Show More Summary

Japanese People Pay Real Money to Have Their Stuffed Animals Eat at This Cafe

Why not enrich the life of one of your inanimate cotton-stuffed friends by sending them off to a pricey cafe to hang out with other plushies?

We'll go from left to right

I promised cookbooks, and I shall deliver cookbooks. No more nostalgia! No more old photographs! No more zoning out with Danzig videos on YouTube because a man in a Danzig t-shirt just walked into the coffee shop where I am writing and reminded me of the song "Mother '93"! I will be useful. Show More Summary

You Probably Have No Clue How Much Food You’re Burning Off at the Gym

A new study shows that basically, we don’t know sht about nutrition and aren’t able to estimate calorie consumption compared to calorie expenditure.

Dunkin' Donuts Convinced David Ortiz and Rob Gronkowski to Sing a Love Song About Iced Coffee

It's in Spanish, too. Boston-based chain Dunkin' Donuts roped in two fellow famous Bostonians — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — to promote its iced coffee. Not only did the chain convince...Show More Summary

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