Wolf Gourmet’s Countertop Multi-Function Cooker

With seven modes, this dynamic appliance won't take over too much space

Countertop appliances rarely solve several confounding issues; they’re one-dimensional and space-saving or they aim to serve multiple functions and end up being too big for their own intentions. But Wolf Gourmet‘s multi-function cooker (which is a sous vide, slow cooker, rice cooker and Dutch oven) comes closest to being both useful and practical. Measuring 17 by 12 inches, the cooker isn’t overbearing for most cramped …

Sous-Vide

With slow cooking and sous-vide cropping up just about everywhere, an at-home appliance like Mellow brings the method home in a safe and easy way. WiFi-enabled and smartphone-controlled, Mellow is intuitive and quick to initiate. It can produce up to six portions at a time, in food-safe HDPE bags. And because the process with Mellow is really so hands-off, it frees up users to enjoy …

Wood-Fired Cocktails from Portland’s Trifecta Tavern

A combination of old and new kitchen technology infuses spirits with smoked flavors and charred ingredients

by Adrienne So Barrel-aged cocktails have quickly become a staple at higher-end cocktail bars. The practice rounds off the hot edge of the alcohol, enriches the cocktail’s flavor and infuses it with the aroma of charred wood. However, it’s difficult to keep adequate supplies of each cocktail on hand and coordinate with seasonal menus, especially when most have to be aged so far in advance. …