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Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 30, 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.

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

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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.

What Happens When Andy Milonakis Visits A Greek Cheese Factory?

Eating, cheese-drumming, swearing. Andy stuff.
Mar 27, 2015 1:00 pm

When actor/comedian Andy Milonakis hits the homeland, his Instagram blows up with really good food photos (see: that time he took over our Instagram). In the latest installment of YouTube series Andy’s Hungry Voyage, he’s got his eyes on the prize: Crete’s famed cheese, especially the cheese from award-winning Balantinos Cretan Dairy. There, he mostly watches as this salty, flavorful Graviera cheese is crafted start to finish. 

How To Cook Sous Vide With Only A Ziplock Bag And Boiling Water

You’ve heard the term. But really, you can do it.
Mar 27, 2015 11:00 am

Sous vide cooking has always been something best left to the pros, or to the most intrepid of home cooks. But the practice of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath — which ensures items are cooked evenly and retain moisture — is not that difficult with a little bit of training. And contrary to popular myth, you don’t need a fancy machine to do it. Here is a video from our friends at ChefSteps that describes what sous vide cooking is, and how to cook sous vide using a Ziploc bag, a digital thermometer and a pot of water.

Brooklyn Hot Sauce Shop Employs World’s First Hot Sauce Sommelier

Taste 150+ global sauces, also sold online
Mar 27, 2015 10:00 am

Push that Tabasco aside and find your new hot sauce fix at Heatonist when it opens in mid-April in Brooklyn, New York. 

From Drip Paintings To Pan Drippings: Artist Jackson Pollock Also Liked To Cook

New book explores the famed painter’s culinary side
Mar 27, 2015 9:00 am
Photo: Robyn Lea

Australian photographer Robyn Lea couldnt help but notice all the good-quality French bakeware and tablecloths lying around the old East Hampton home of artist Jackson Pollock and his wife. Lea wondered, Were they cooks and entertainers? Her new book explores this lesser-known side of the world-famous painter.

20 Recipes That Will Let “Mad Men” Live Forever In Your Kitchen

Deviled eggs, chicken Kiev, Coca-Cola cake
Mar 26, 2015 2:00 pm

Behold: dishes weve either found or could conceivably find in the hour-long slice of heaven we call Mad Men (running for one more precious season). Take our update on Megan Drapers coq au vin, for example, or a fondue version of Petes pastrami Reuben. Or the best tuna noodle casserole youve ever eaten, hands down. Weve even got a handful of recipes from the actual (yet unofficial) Mad Men Cookbook. Yes, today is a great day and age to eat like its 1969.

What Is Going On With This Big Mac Clothing Line Being Sold In Sweden?

McFashion pieces are now for sale online
Mar 26, 2015 11:35 am

We love Sweden. But, Sweden, what is going on with the Big Mac clothing line that apparently you are selling on your soil? This, the land of ACNE and Uniforms For The Dedicated, is now selling long underwear emblazoned with Ray Kroc’s two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun creation.

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