Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A new species of whale discovered, making VR more real, a poop-themed cafe and more in our look around the web

1. Depressing News About Alcohol Bad news for wine enthusiasts and cocktail experts: alcohol has been directly linked to several types of cancer in a new study published in “Addiction.” More than liver cancer (which, of course, most people already associate with alcohol) the results of the study showed booze can contribute to “the development of seven types of cancer, including that of the breast …

A Guide to Summer Eating and Entertaining

From tiki cocktails to portable fireplaces, boozy pickles and beyond

The season of summer entertaining is upon those of us in the northern hemisphere, and with that our consumption (and decorating) habits change. With our guide to summer entertaining and eating, we’ve selected food and food-related items that can help to punch up any party—even if it’s a party of one. There are homewares with personality, as well as a camping tool and cocktail book …

Word of Mouth: Tel Aviv Food + Drink

Handmade soda, a gourmet market, seaside fine dining and more culinary delights in the Israeli hub

by Ari Samuel If farm-to-table produce, tehina-topped dishes of hummus inspired by generations-old recipes and daily caught seafood excite your stomach then Tel Aviv could be the place for you. Strategically located on the land bridge between Europe, Africa and Asia, the micro-metropolis of Tel Aviv is home to a thriving culinary scene which literally melts the pot of world heritage, from Austria and Bulgaria …

Ancient Heritage Dairy

A father-and-son team produces award-winning cheeses in Portland’s first urban creamery

With all the international attention Portland, Oregon has garnered in recent years, it seems to be changing even more each year. That is to say, it’s becoming even more Portland-y. Southeast Portland is rapidly becoming populated with artisanal food industries like local honey producers, salt makers, coffee roasters, breweries and distilleries. The latest to join the movement is Ancient Heritage Dairy. Through the dairy’s tall …