Just clamp the device to your cookware and move on
Mar 4, 2015 10:00 am
The Stirio is a strange piece of culinary tech. The device, which looks like a small off-board motor, clamps to the edges of pots and stirs the contents for you. It's meant to be left alone so you can attend to other things. Writer Nicholas Kavalier tries it out, with minimal effort.
Blackbird boss talks Midwest hospitality, expansion
Mar 4, 2015 9:00 am
Paul Kahan has been on a roll lately. Beyond his celebrated Chicago newcomers Nico Osteria and Dove's Luncheonette, the chef who first elevated Chicago dining with Blackbird in 1998 now has another eight restaurant projects in the pipeline. Yet empire is not his end goal. “At the end of the day, I would trade it all in for a tiny little restaurant where we could touch every single diner,” he says.
Food Republic is partnering with Cochon for contest
Mar 3, 2015 2:30 pm
Your dream kitchen might be just one click away, courtesy of Cochon 555. As part of its U.S. tour, the cooking competition is partnering with Food Republic — along with Williams-Sonoma, Wilsonart, Chefs Feed and Shun Cutlery — to give away over $14,000 worth of culinary prizes. Included in this exclusive package are a resurfaced kitchen, Open Kitchen cookware and a trip to Napa Valley.
Two chefs, one restaurant critic and ten hot sauces. That was the scene at a ramen restaurant in Los Angeles recently, where three influential food figures came together to settle a simple question: Which hot sauce reigns supreme?
If you've ever loved a breakfast taco in your life, you know that few other morning repasts compare. Whether you're going vegetarian or full-on carnivore, lightening up with corn tortillas or employing the heft of these buttermilk bacon-fat tortillas, there's a taco in the mix for you. Grab a cactus paddle, sausage link or straight-up potato and make no apologies to those Belgian waffles. They're cool, but they're not tacos.
The Internet Archive’s staggering trove of old MS-DOS computer games offers a bounty of food-and-drink-themed contests. Gaming nostalgist Drew Lazor scrolls through all the chintzy graphics and primitive sound effects to find the most tantalizing of the bunch. Here are his top 10.