Khi-Khi Milk Co. Vietnamese Cold Press Coffee

A bottled version of the classic sweet drink, made with care in Charleston, SC

South Carolina is well-known for its incredible southern cuisine, accompanied by sweet tea—and Michael Claisse is hoping to add some more exotic options to that drinks list. A line cook in his native Charleston since he was 14, Claisse branched out and founded Khi-Khi Milk Co. (while helping out his friends over at Jack Rudy Cocktail Company from time to time). Khi-Khi Milk Co. aims …

From ZA to NY, Brooklyn Biltong

South African-style beef jerky cured in the open air

Dried meats are a staple in many diets around the world. From smoked jerky, the trusty American gas station fare, to South America’s dried llama and alpaca snack Ch’arki, what was historically born out of a lack of refrigeration for meats is now a beloved snack. As any South African will attest, the natural snack food of the rainbow nation is biltong—a dried meat that …

Gourmet Good To-Go Meals

An accomplished chef and backpacker creates truly tasy gourmet dehydrated food for the trail

Jennifer Scism and her husband, David Koorits, were planning a seven-day backpacking trip in the Adirondacks when she realized that most of the lightweight, pre-packaged dehydrated meals available left something to be desired in the taste department. However, unlike many backpackers who simply endure gritty macaroni and cheese and over-salted, rubbery beef stew, Scism was in a position to do something about it. Scism is …