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The Drinkhacker Shopping List – 10.19.2014

It’s the weekend, and time for another edition of the Shopping List, our bi-weekly look back at the best and worst of new products we’ve reviewed. Lots to choose from this time, including a healthy survey of pumpkin flavored beers … Continue reading ?

The Psychology of 'Backburner' Relationships

It's natural for humans to pay attention to all their romantic options, and new research shows Facebook helps them do that.

McDonald’s Struggles Mean More Tasty Deals

Photo by Gabriel Li When it comes to the fast food industry, no one — and I mean no one — compares to McDonald’s. Forget the food: I’m talking about the company as a whole. They’re the biggest and …..Continue Reading "McDonald’s Struggles Mean More Tasty Deals" originally published on The Menuism Dining Blog.

Drinkhacker Reads – 10.22.2014 – The Golden Age Of Bourbon?

Bourbon’s doing well. So well, in fact, that the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is serving Beam Black and donuts at a press conference praising the bourbon boom. So well that the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund issued a 67 … Continue reading ?

The 10 Best Stills From Scott Conant's Car Commercial

Hashtag Schotty Shills for Infiniti. Like many famous chefs before him, tomato sauce whisperer Scott Conant filmed a luxury car commercial, and this tidy 30 second clip really gives you a sense that he is living La Dolce Vita/La Vida Loca. Show More Summary

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Bagel Came Directly From the Mind of a Ten-Year-Old

From the inventive mind of a hungry ten-year-old. Loading You guys, @buzzfeed just tweeted about our Flamin' Hot bagel. Here's one perched atop our new spiced cinnamon fig bread, a new introduction to our lineup that features slow fermented whole wheat from Central NY, organic foods and a bevy of fall spices. Show More Summary

This Is My Voice: YouTube and the Transgender Autobiography

The serial nature of vlogging makes it the perfect way for people to take control of their own stories, and document the process of transitioning as it happens.

The Right to Vape

Smoking e-cigarettes has evolved into a sport, a subculture, and a political movement as scientists and the government scramble to figure out if it’s even safe.

Some thoughts on military might: obesity, candy, and the USDA’s arms race

Mission: Readiness versus obesity As I noted in an earlier post, Mission: Readiness, an organization of former high-ranking military officials concerned about obesity and other health problems in military recruits and personnel, has issued a hard-hitting defense of USDA’s school nutrition standards. Show More Summary

Photographer Tells Paula Deen: 'Black People Still Love You'

Has the universe gone mad? Late last week butter queen Paula Deen was stopped by paparazzi at LAX airport — presumably after filming a confusing segment with E! News. While she told a small crowd of fans and photographers how to make...Show More Summary

Irate Rally's Customer Assaults Manager When He Isn't Served a Cup of Water

Drive-thru drama. Plus, drug possession. When a drive-thru customer at an Akron, Ohio-based Rally's Hamburger restaurant — which is owned by the Checkers chain — was denied a cup of water, he didn't just get angry. He tried to get even. Show More Summary

Dear Teabauchery: pue’rh for the poor?

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Dear Teabauchery, I LOVE pu'erh tea. It's the best! I want to drink it all the time! But a good pu'erh is hard to find - without breaking the bank. Is there a place online - or in Southern California Continue reading ? The post Dear Teabauchery: pue’rh for the poor? appeared first on T Ching.

James Suckling’s $8,500 briefcase of stemware

JAMES SUCKLING’S $8,500 FERRAGAMO BRIEFCASE FOR LALIQUE STEMWARE Really, need we say more? No, but we should point out there’s no scarf included. Here are some other wine-y things you could do with $8,500: Build a 12? x 5? wine cellar...Show More Summary

Spring 2014 Alishan Oolong - Truth be told

I came upon a thought-provoking quote by Taruskin about Bach's music: It's a "a medium of truth, not beauty:" Bach didn't make great music for music's sake, but as a mean to honor God. So, his goal wasn't to make beautiful cantatas, but to faithfully express the theological message included in his music. Show More Summary

Wine pour in super slow mo

iPhone 6 Slow Motion Wine Pour 240fps from Osborne Images on Vimeo. Having fun with the new iPhone’s 240 frames per second, or, super slow-mo. The post Wine pour in super slow mo appeared first on Dr Vino's wine blog.

European Activists Say They Don’t Want Any U.S. ‘Chlorine Chicken’

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

Parmigiano Reggiano Night & Giveaway!

Parmigiano Reggiano display at Eataly, NYC Last year I wrote about my visit to a Parmigiano cheese maker and about Parmigiano Reggiano Night. This year, Parmigiano Reggiano Night is happening again. I’ve written something about the king of cheeses (and the pretenders to the crown), over at Culture (the best cheese magazine around). Show More Summary

Cooking programs

3 weeks agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Check out this web page. If you don't understand a word, right click on the page to bring up the menu and select "Translate to English." Pleasantly surprised? The translation is far from perfect, Continue reading ? The post Cooking programs appeared first on T Ching.

Watch Clips from Parts Unknown, The Bronx Episode

Anthony Bourdain and company head to New York City's most "overlooked" borough. The next episode of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown posits that the Bronx is the "overlooked, never visited borough" of New York City. He finds the Bronx to be a "magical place," and takes some time to explore the origins of hip hop music. Show More Summary

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