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 …

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. …

App-Enabled Cooc Countertop Slow Cooker

A sophisticated yet easy-to-use multi-appliance for the kitchen

The slow cooker has been a staple in kitchens around the world for decades. Whether it’s ease of operation or the delectable impact on the food inside, there’s no denying the value. However, it’s one appliance that—until now—hasn’t seen much innovation despite an array of new offerings in the slow cooking movement. With the new Cooc design concept, TriBeCa’s Impel Studio hopes to change that. …