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CHOCOLATE
SNACKS
LOS ANGELES
CHOCOLATIERS
COCOA
DONUTS
COMPARTéS
Creative Combinations from Compartés Chocolate
There's no such thing as too much chocolate. Though single origin bars are an excellent taste experience in the nuances of cocao from place to place, there's something to be said for the inventive and unexpected. Though Los Angeles-based Compart...
VINEYARDS
CHARDONNAY
WINES
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
ALEXANDER VALLEY
CALIFORNIA WINES
Three Signature Wines from Tom Gore Vineyards
Tom Gore, founder of the eponymous Tom Gore Vineyards, often refers to his wines as "farm-to-glass." It's a claim he can comfortably make, as he himself tends and harvests the hundreds of acres of grapes that ultimately become his wines. At the recent...
BOOKS
COOKBOOKS
COFFEE
SWEDEN
BAKING
COFFEE CULTURE
FIKA
SWEDISH CULTURE
Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break
Sweden consistently ranks near the top in coffee consumption per capita and that's largely thanks to (along with long hours of darkness in the winter) the fika: a once or twice-daily coffee break with a snack that's something of a cultural institution...
IRELAND
CORK
DISTILLING
DISTILLERIES
IRISH WHISKEY
WHISKIES
MIDLETON
Copper and Wood at Midleton Distillery
With the US release of acclaimed Irish whiskey Yellow Spot, and news of a very rare Irish oak-aged whiskey being produced, we once again made our way to Jameson's Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Ireland—where the aforementioned, and everything...
HEALTH
RECIPES
VEGETABLES
INGREDIENTS
WELLBEING
ANIMATED RECIPE
PEPPERS
Animated Recipe: Charred Shishito Peppers
Originating in East Asia, shishito peppers are growing in popularity all over the world; popping up on restaurant menus, at farmer’s markets and grocery stores over the last couple of years. While these peppers are not traditionally spicy (on average...
GREEN
RESTAURANTS
SUSTAINABILITY
NYC
ECO-FRIENDLY
DINING
ENVIRONMENT
POP-UPS
FOOD WASTE
Fine Dining with Food Scraps at wastED
Local, seasonal ingredients weren't enough for Chef Dan Barber of iconic NYC farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill. Long invested in the future of food and ethical consumption, Barber has a new experiment called wastED: a pop-up running through 31 March...
INTERVIEWS
SCOTLAND
SCOTCH
FARMING
WHISKY
DISTILLERIES
ISLAY
BIODYNAMIC
MASTER DISTILLERS
BRUICHLADDICH
Interview: Bruichladdich Master Distiller Jim McEwan
Sharing a glass of Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2006, master distiller Jim McEwan marvels over the oil content in the class. After decades at Bowmore and garnering countless awards, McEwan was tasked to reopen Bruichladdich in 2000 and restore some...
SNACKS
CHIPS
WELLNESS
GLUTEN FREE
CORN
HEALTHY SNACKS
WHOLE GRAIN
PARTY FOOD
CHURROS
Cut From Corn Tortillas, Cabo Chips
Not much has changed since we first discovered Cabo Chips in 2006—which is good news for fans of the healthy 100% whole grain snack. The Newport Beach, CA-based company channels the spirit of a Mexican beachside cantina in a bag, all without relying...
FOOD
DIY
HEALTH
RECIPES
GIFS
INGREDIENTS
VEGAN
WELLBEING
ANIMATED RECIPE
Animated Recipe: Shiitake Bacon
Almost everybody loves bacon. However, we can all agree that it’s not the best thing for us. Shiitake mushrooms, however, are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Give Shiitake "Bacon" (a lower calorie substitute) a try—just like...
RESTAURANTS
HOTELS
BEER
NYC
PIZZA
CRAFT BEERS
ITALIAN FOOD
DANNY MEYER
NOMAD
Pizza and Beer Pairings at Marta
The country's first-ever women-only hotel, built at the turn of the 20th century, recently retook its original name—the Martha Washington—after passing through multiple owners in the last five years, and a fresh renovation. A big draw to this convenient...
SEATTLE
SPICES
COCKTAILS
ALL NATURAL
ADDITION COCKTAIL SPICES
MIXED DRINKS
Addition Cocktail Spices
With 25 different savory and spicy flavors, the range of Addition Cocktail Spices opens a new door in the world of mixed drinks. These potent liquids, clocking in at 45% ABV, contain just three ingredients: water, alcohol and the source spice. All...
DENVER
MARIJUANA
EDIBLES
CANNABIS CULTURE
LEGALIZATION
BEHIND THE SCENES
RESEARCH LABS
Dixie Elixirs' Cannabis Edibles
For a long time, ingesting cannabis usually meant indulging in a pot brownie. But the realm of edibles has gone chic and quasi-mainstream thanks to brands like Dixie Elixirs. Combining a foundation in the medical world with a firm footing in scientific...
RECIPES
SCOTCH
COCKTAILS
SPIRITS
BOURBON
WHISKEY COCKTAILS
WHISKEYS
WHISKIES
Six Cocktails for Great Whiskey
The extensive, alluring worlds of whiskey, Scotch and bourbon can feel daunting to novice drinkers—especially when there's an expectation to drink it neat or with a bit of water. For an easier entry point into one of the most nuanced areas of the spirits...
TRAVEL
FOOD
ITALY
MARKETS
TUSCANY
STREET FOOD
FLORENCE
FOOD HALLS
ITALIAN FOOD
MERCATOS
Mercato Centrale, Florence
by Ananda Pellerin When visitors walk through the sliding doors into Florence's Mercato Centrale they are immediately hit by the earthy smell of truffles. The intoxicating scent is emanating from the Savini Tartufi counter, where they have (among...
FRANCE
SPIRITS
WINES
ABSINTHE
HERBAL WINES
SOBEWFF
SOUTH BEACH
Absentroux Herbal Wine with Wormwood
At this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival, we stumbled upon the rather distinct absinthe herbal wine Absentroux. The dynamic drink marries the absinthe and wine experiences, with the predominant note being the rich anise taste associated with...
CHICAGO
SPICES
DRINKS
RUM
GIN
COCKTAILS
SPIRITS
BOURBON
VODKA
DELIVERY
ON DEMAND
Cocktail Courier Hits Chicago
When you're looking to order beer, wine and spirits directly to your home, both Drizly and Minibar Delivery App can get alcohol to you rather quickly. But if you're planning on making a mixed drink, Cocktail Courier comes complete with a recipe and...
AUSTRALIA
HEALTH
HOME
INVENTIONS
HONEY
WELLNESS
GARDEN
LOCALLY SOURCED
Flow: Honey From the Hive
Honey has historically been used to treat burns, cuts, allergies, stomach ailments and was even thought to improve general life expectancy by the ancient Greeks. Eating honey made locally is said to have the greatest immune and allergen benefits...
NEW YORK
BROOKLYN
NYFW
ALL NATURAL
CLEANSES
GREENPOINT
SOUP CLEANSE
SOUPS
The Splendid Spoon at Fashion Week
While the presentations last week at Lincoln Center stimulated many senses, they didn't tackle taste buds. However, Brooklyn's The Splendid Spoon did—by way of an on-demand courier service delivering soups straight to attendees who ordered via tweet...
FOOD
HEALTH
RECIPES
VEGAN
WELLBEING
ANIMATED RECIPE
PALEO
Animated Recipe: Cauliflower Alfredo
Enjoy this guilt-free alfredo: it’s low in fat, high in fiber, paleo and vegan. Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Serve it over your favorite veggies, pasta or rice. Ingredients: 6 cups cauliflower florets...
ALCOHOL
GIN
SPIRITS
UTAH
DISTILLERIES
BEEHIVE GIN
DISTILLERS
Utah's French Oak Aged Beehive Gin
When Beehive Distilling opened its doors in August 2013, it became the first gin distillery in the state of Utah since 1870. After nearly a year of tweaking the recipe these first time spirit-makers released their inaugural batch in June 2014. Since...
KITCHEN
COOKBOOKS
RECIPES
MARIJUANA
BAKING
COOKING
WEED
EDIBLES
CANNABIS CULTURE
Classy Cannabis Cookbooks
As marijuana becomes legalized in more states around the United States, cooking with cannabis has taken a step towards the serious—weed brownies and "special" Rice Krispies Treats just won't cut it anymore. Amid the vast number of questionable cookbooks...
FOOD
LONDON
HANDMADE
BAKING
HOMEMADE
DELIVERY
PIES
Personalized Treats by Timmy’s Pies, London
When you think of Valentine’s Day or birthday presents, savory pies might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but that could soon change. The people behind British pie-maker Timmy’s Pies are stepping up their game with a selection of pies...
WHISKEY
SMALL BATCH
BOURBON
DISTILLERIES
AMERICAN WHISKEY
WYOMING
Wyoming Whiskey
Far from what's considered the land of bourbon in the American south, just east of Yellowstone National Park in the expansive state of Wyoming, a new tradition in distilling is underway. Based in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming Whiskey counts the 100...
WINE
WHISKEY
KICKSTARTER
MADE IN ITALY
BRANDY
OAK WOOD
PINOCCHIO BARRIQUE
Pinocchio Barrique Bottle
Crafted from oak drawn from FSC-certified forests in Europe, the beautiful Pinocchio Barrique Bottle marries two of the alcohol world's most valued commodities: wood barrels and glass bottles. Now crowd-funding on Kickstarter, the Barrique Bottle...
ALCOHOL
CHAMPAGNE
DRINKS
RUM
COCKTAILS
SPIRITS
VALENTINES DAY
PISCO
VALENTINES DAY 2015
Eight Sexy Valentine's Day Cocktails
While making no promises about love potions or secret tonics, what we can guarantee is the quality of taste in the following eight drinks. Made with care and concern, they exemplify many ideals surrounding the holiday of love: spice, smoke and flavor...
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