When it comes to food and drinks, a picture is worth a thousand words. Just look at Instagram. The Porthole is a vessel that gives you and your guests a window into your carefully concocted cocktails, oils, teas, or other infusions. Show ’em off in this glass, steel, and silicone vessel that’s dishwasher safe and has graced the pages of all the good gourmet magazines.
Before the advent of genetically modified corn and the toxic Teflon bag required for microwaving, popcorn was a pretty innocent snack. Thanks to the people at Quinn Popcorn this snack is back from rehab. Gone are the GMOs, hyrdrogenated oils, and plastic packaging. Their microwave popcorn is organic and comes in a compostable package.
Southern cooking gets a bad rap mainly because the best stuff is fried in lard, rendered in fat, or swimming in drawn butter. But there’s no denying it’s tasty. This recipe for savory cornmeal waffles—stacked with pulled pork and barbecue sauce strikes a balance. It’s classic Southern style but won’t cause a coronary.
Whether or not you practice it, you probably know that your wine should breathe. So, too should your fine spirits. Whisky, cognac, tequila and other high quality spirits taste better with aeration. This gadget is designed to induce aeration as you pour. Simply fill the jigger, pull the trigger and boom, the booze is aerated on the way to your glass.
The glass you’re holding often looks like this after a few stiff ones but even in Sobervision™ this collection of one-of-a-kind tumblers made in London by Loris & Livia look a little crooked.
Tequila’s cousin Mezcál is the one with the worm, a marketing gimmick devised in 1950 to entice silly gringos into finishing the bottle. It took the Brits 62 years to rip off this idea and drop an English earthworm into a bottle of gin. Gin & Mezcál are equally potent but English Garden Worm Gin may be a bit worse, that worm looks huge!
As much as you like to drink drinks, when you get behind the bar to mix them, your repertoire is limited to about 3. The Gentleman’s Guide To Cocktails contains a whopping 150 recipes for you to work with. After all, if given a choice, your friends will probably drink something besides a vodka soda.
Believe it or not some refrigerator models don’t have built-in icemakers, meaning that some folks still make ice cubes the old-fashioned way. The innovative Cube Tube now allows the traditional art of ice cubery to move out of the dark ages into the modern age while keeping the fundamentals of the craft intact.
That new health program you started again this morning is about to get derailed again. Carbs heaped on top of carbs and buried under a pile of pork. Kiss your abs goodbye. This will be your first grilled macaroni & cheese sandwich with pulled pork but it’s probably not going to be your last.