Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum and Other Cocktails for ’90s Kids

Writer Sam Slaughter on concocting childhood drinks replicas with booze

Nostalgia manifests in untold ways when we order at the bar or stock our liquor cabinets at home. There’s the “I drink it because it’s my father’s drink” or, of course, “I won’t ever touch it because it was the first thing I got drunk on.” So many more sentiments hinge upon the past. Sam Slaughter, food and drink editor at The Manual, has tapped …

Seek Food’s Tasty Cricket Baking Flours + Recipes

Acclaimed chefs and bakers offer insight on four new high-protein, sustainable powders

It seems as though the team at Seek Food has touched upon every relevant angle possible to bring curious consumers over to cricket powder—and it’s working. When the health food organization launched with a series of ridiculously tasty granolas and snacks, all products emphasized the importance of flavor in addition to nutritional value. Of course, cricket powder is sustainable, high in protein, contains all necessary …

Phaidon’s “On Eating Insects” Guide + Matching Snacky Tunes’ Playlist

A holistic approach to critter-nibbling with recipes from the Nordic Food Lab

Centuries of civilizations have relied on insects for sustenance or flavor. And yet, the gourmet-driven resurgence of critter consumption is a relatively new Western phenomenon. Phaidon’s recently published “On Eating Insects: Essays, Stories and Recipes” acts as a guide for those looking to navigate the field of bugs. From a holistic standpoint, the book addresses how each creature tastes and how they can be used …