Tokyo Bound

On a recent trip to Tokyo in addition to the new cool stores, there were some cultural practices that stood out. When people are sick, or avoiding pollen they wear facial masks. I was in Tokyo at the beginning of Spring (just before cherry blossoms, needless to say, my timing is always off) and everyone was wearing them. It is totally normal. And in front …

TheFoodLoop

Florence Fabricant wrote about TheFoodLoop in yesterday's New York Times and it's a great little invention: A simple worm-like heat-resistant reusable silicone fastener that you use to keep food together when you cook it. Unlike string or other fasteners, it doesn't break, stick, dry out or burn. Oven safe to 675ºF, expandable by linking multiple loops together, and dishwasher safe, it's time to throw your …

Take a Tour on the Wild Side

Chocolove's quality bars shouldn't be a discovery to those of you with a sweet tooth. They consistently deliver great taste and quality at a very reasonable price. I'm particularly fond of the Cherries and Almond bar (though 55% is a bit lighter than I usually prefer). I'm particularly excited about two new additions to the Chocolove line: 2004 Vintage bars, and their new line of …