Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Origins of Monopoly's Iconic Playing Pieces Ever wonder how such random items as a shoe, thimble, wheelbarrow and battleship became the playing pieces of possibly the most iconic board game in history? According to Cool Material, their...
Biochemist to Barista: The New Scoops
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Nearly three years ago, biochemist Jack Benchakul switched professions and became a barista. Applying science to the craft of specialty coffee, he’s popped up in in at least 10 Los Angeles locations since then. Under the...
Word of Mouth: 7th District, Budapest
by Anya Lawrence In the midst of a cultural upheaval, Budapest is rapidly becoming the vibrant creative mecca of Central Europe. Its plentiful offering of baroque thermal baths and classically beautiful architecture alongside a bevy of superb yet...
Coolhaus Ice Cream Recipe Book
When architect Natasha Case and real estate developer Freya Estreller repurposed a mail truck to fill with highly imaginative all-natural cookie and ice cream creations, no one predicted such an immediate, overwhelming success. Food trucks come and...
Word of Mouth Denver: Cannabis and Culinary Culture
The hype surrounding the highly regulated legalization of retail marijuana in Colorado has subsided in the last six months, with tax revenue forecasts being taken down a notch and the absence of statewide hysteria confirming what may have motivated...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Truth Facts First World problems become permissibly hilarious when shown in satirical charts and graphs. "Truth Facts" are the brainchild of Danish duo Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler, the writers and artists behind the comic strip "Wumo...
Belle-V Ice Cream Scoop
From gluten-free sorbet bars to ice cream for dogs, we're always on the look out for new ideas within the realm of frozen treats. The latest to pique our interest is the Belle-V Ice Cream Scoop. The brainchild of Dr. Karl Ulrich (Vice Dean of...
J.P. Licks has served up exceptionally good ice cream, baked goods and coffee for over 30 years. While offering competently made traditional flavors, the shop is known for its more unorthodox concoctions and sense of creativity (with flavors like Oreo...
McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream
When McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream won the Sofi Award for Best Dessert at the New York Fancy Food Show this year, the new owners—winemaker Michael Palmer and chef Eva Ein—were thrilled, but not completely surprised. Palmer and Ein were such loyal fans...
by Mya Stark Imagine ice cream and bicycles—two childhood icons of summer—combined in a new business model with very serious goals. That’s what's going on at Peddler's Creamery, a new sweets haven in Downtown Los Angeles where a purpose-built contraption...
Arrf Scarf Ice Cream for Dogs
Beef Brisket, Peanut Butter Bacon and Gouda Burger probably aren't the flavors that come to mind when you think of ice cream. But then again, you probably don't have four legs and identify with a certain type of breed. Leo Emerson—a Brussels...
Splendid Ice Creams
A pint of Jeni's super splendid signature ice cream will brighten any wintry day. The Columbus, OH-based dairy deity's ethereal flavor combinations include brambleberry crisp, reisling poached pear, the buckeye state and more.
Muà Gelatieri d'Italia
On a recent trip to Istanbul we got to experience that magic mixture of Europe and Asia—the harmonic balance of historic venues and international retail chains, the reflections of lights on tiles and the Bosphorus, the best aubergines, the...
In an innovative approach to consuming with minimal waste, Harvard Professor David Edwards and his team have developed WikiCells, self-contained, edible packaging for liquids, mousses and emulsions. The membrane that houses the various WikiCells...