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The Seal Deal: A Vacuum Sealer Perfect For Hunters And Costco Fans Alike

Commercial grade but small enough for an apartment
Mar 30, 2015 1:01 pm

Armed with the Weston Pro-1100 and several dozen embossed plastic bags, our kitchen-gear reviewer set out to seal three pounds of chicken breasts, two steaks, some just-cased sausage and a container of dried apples.

Bartenders Take A Backseat At Self-Service Beer Bars Where You Pay By The Ounce

New technologies let the customer do the pouring
Mar 26, 2015 11:00 am

New technologies prompt guests to pour their own beer at the bar. Genius idea, or not so much? We explore the pros and cons. 

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 10:00 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.

The Bitten Food Conversation Is A Food Conference With A Conscience

NYC event covers food trends, culture, future
Jan 28, 2015 2:30 pm

Want to learn about the trends and future of the food world while contributing to charity? Then Bitten: A Food Conversation is for you. New York City’s second annual innovation conference will serve as a platform not only for those working within the food world, but also for those passionate about technology, pop culture, entertainment, design and innovation as it pertains to the future of food. Read on for event details and a complete list of speakers.

Startup Poursteady Thinks Robots Can Make Better Pour Over Coffee Than You

And execs at Facebook apparently agree
Jan 19, 2015 10:00 am

Two new individual automated pourover coffeemakers for the home recently came onto the scene: Chemex’s Ottomatic and Ratio. Both are very sleek and look nice on your countertop. But automation has been pretty absent for the professionals at the coffee shop. That is, until Poursteady recently entered the market.

Disruption, Hot Chicken Are The Future: Assessing The Forbes 30 Under 30 Food List

More startups are entering the food world
Jan 5, 2015 3:00 pm

On Monday, Forbes crowned the world's best and brightest baby-faced achievers in various industries, with the release of the financial magazine's annual "30 Under 30" honors. In the food and drink category, you'll find some truly talented young cooks, like John Lasater at Hattie B's in Nashville. But, maybe what's most striking about this year's list is how many of the acclaimed innovators aren't working in a kitchen at all but rather shaking up the way our food system works through technology. Yes, we're talking about "disruptors."

Texters, Unite! The Taco Emoji Is Officially Under Consideration

Get ready to text your friends so, so many tacos
Nov 19, 2014 5:00 pm

You'll never have to rummage around the "Things" section of your emoji keyboard for that darn taco emoji again. Your thoughts of "it must be there, it's a freaking taco, they have to have a taco" are completely mitigated and the Unicode Consortium has heard your dissent. This noble staple of the Mexican menu is officially under consideration to be sainted included in the emoji pantheon, expanding in mid-2015.

Foods That Are Slowly Improving With Time: Vegan Cheese

It's getting there! Vegan cheese is getting there!
Oct 31, 2014 11:00 am

While 4 Hot New Gourmet Vegan Cheeses You Should Try isn't the most enticing headline you can imagine, it's big news to the earth-conscious folks at One Green Planet. While the story opens with a reminder that fake cheese is not real cheese, it's encouraging to know that the dairy-free are hopeful that this staple of life has not vanished from their lives forever. In fact, there's vegan fresh Loire Valley cheese, wrapped in a fig leaf. With wine pairings.

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