If you haven't already discovered “historic gastronomist" Sarah Lohman's blog - Four Pounds Flour -, I highly recommend it. Her post about the origins of  the use of liquid nitrogen in the making of ice cream is great reading for...
When I think about thrift and meat — specifically in the U.S., but increasingly in areas like Europe — the first thing that comes to mind is the devotion folks have to tenderness. This tends to be the Holy...
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Obsessed with Absinthe

Absinthe Alcohol was invented in 1797 by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire. It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium, commonly referred to as "grande wormwood", together with green anise and...
Originally posted in 2011: I started this post by looking for a decent recipe search engine. One that would allow me to search by ingredient and match me up with the recipe that would best suit my pantry. As my...
I've been listening to podcasts for years. They are an excellent source of entertainment, education and many times inspiration. Over time I've compiled a pretty decent list of subscriptions. The following list is certainly not complete. I've culled some of...
Wondermade marhmallows are made with 100% cane sugar. Cane sugar is sucrose; corn syrups are a mix of glucose and fructose in varying percentages. That means they bind to ingredients differently, they cook differently and your body processes them differently....
We're all firmly in agreement that avocados are one of the best foods ever. After all, they give us avocado toast and guacamole, and they play a key role in green goddess dressing. And avocados just keep on giving....
Humans are visual learners, and most of us process information based on what we see. So it's no surprise that the data visualization trend is growing and we're seeing more inforgraphics than ever on the web. I recently stumbled...
A cup of coffee in the morning is almost as necessary an alarm clock. Without liquid joe, it is difficult to wake up. Trouble is, a lot of us don’t have the time to hand-grind artisanal coffee, yet instant...