Extra-Healthy, Gene-Edited Spicy Tomatoes Are Coming

Scientists in Brazil are working to reconnect tomatoes with their chili pepper relatives (they separated some 19 million years ago, but maintain much of the same DNA) in order to create a super-healthy, spicy fruit. Rather than a food fad, this research and experimentation is occurring in order to have people eat more capsaicinoids, “the molecules that give red peppers their spicy pizzazz, for their health benefits.” …

Powers Irish Whiskey’s Illustrious Heritage

Tracing the history of the proudly Irish brand

Powers Irish Whiskey is one of the most beloved whiskeys in the world. It’s also one of the most popular Irish whiskeys consumed by actual Irish people in Ireland. But a good whiskey is par for the course. The Irish people have fought for a very long time to keep Ireland whole and take great pride in their heritage, culture and industry—especially in their whiskey. …

The Taste of Celebration in Gem & Bolt Mezcal

We visit Oaxaca to discover the alchemy behind the brand and its gracious smoky flavor

Gem & Bolt founders Adrin Adrina and Elliott Coon shared a childhood in a community of creators in the mountains of Virginia, where plant medicine was part of everyday customs. Long before their life in Mexico, they made damiana elixirs as a way to “share herbal knowledge through the celebratory door,” says Coon. Both artists and alchemists, the duo wanted to be at the crossroads …