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A Vital Tool For Lazy Cooks: The Stirio Will Stir Your Pot So You Don't Have To

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.

Chicago Chef Paul Kahan Is Calling All Competent Cooks

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.

Winemakers Bug Out About Pesticides, Palm Springs Gets Brooklyn Tacos, Juice Redux

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 3, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

Win A Dream Kitchen From Cochon 555

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.

The LA Times Conducts A Blind Taste Test Of Hot Sauces. The Winner Surprises.

Sriracha, Tabasco, Cholula square off
Mar 3, 2015 12:00 pm

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?

5 Breakfast Taco Recipes To Put Your Morning In A Good Place

Ready your tortillas: It's time for breakfast
Mar 3, 2015 10:00 am

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. 

From Chex Quest To Pizza Worm: 10 Classic MS-DOS Computer Games With Food Themes

Primitive gaming was full of pixelated foodstuffs
Mar 3, 2015 9:00 am

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.

Brazil Says No To Eating Alone, St. Louis Cardinals Like Bibimbap, NYC Food Events

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 2, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

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