Category: Food & Drink

Drink This: One Block Street

Drink This: One Block Street

So you’ve finished the last pickle in the jar, truly a culinary travesty of the top order. We suggest easing the pain with a cocktail that makes use of all that left over briney goodness.

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An Interview with Shoichiro Aiba of LIFE

An Interview with Shoichiro Aiba of LIFE

We paid a visit to the home of Chef Soichiro Aiba of LIFE Daily Meals, the Italian Café nestled into our newest location in Kumamoto Japan.    

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Drink This : Snowballs

Drink This : Snowballs

This weekend we make a festive Christmas concoction straight from our British Nan’s recipe book.

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Biscochitos

Biscochitos

One of our abuelas teaches us how to make a dunkable, delicious holiday cookie with roots in an old Spanish colony.

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Idle Hands Bakery

Idle Hands Bakery

Our friend Jay finally picked up and did what we always said we would – so we joined him in his new bakery to learn a bit more about the gluten arts.

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The Law-Abiding Cheesemonger

The Law-Abiding Cheesemonger

American cheese has come a mighty long way in the recent past. We talked to our favorite local cheesemonger about why there can never be an American brie, learned how to de-rind a roundel, and got the most solid advice we’ve heard yet about wine pairings. 

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Drink This: Blue Bee Cider

Drink This: Blue Bee Cider

We trekked over to Blue Bee Cider in Richmond to learn a bit more about the drink that founded America.

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Elixir de Paloma

Elixir de Paloma

Our friends at Saison whipped up a cocktail to cure the most horrifying ailment of all, a Halloween hangover.

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Rum Punch

Rum Punch

Today, September 20th is National Punch Day—the kind that hits your mouth in a nice way. This Moments With Sunday, we put together a strong, but sweet rum punch to celebrate.

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Mezcal: A Brief History

Mezcal: A Brief History

Our friends at Freunde von Freunden went to Oaxaca to savor the mystical drink of maguey, mezcal. What they found was the heart of a spirit whose newfound popularity is nothing compared to its cultural significance.

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The Last Diners of NYC

The Last Diners of NYC

Nowadays, it seems nothing in NYC is safe from redevelopment into luxury condos. One icon of the city, the classic freestanding diner, has now nearly been developed out of existence. A graphic designer shares her exploration of some of the city’s last best bastions of neon and black coffee.

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Drink This: Variations on Cold Brew

Drink This: Variations on Cold Brew

Our friends at a local roastery sent over a few bottles of their finest, beautifully bottled cold stuff. We put it to good use in the studio and came up with a few distinctive drink recipes you can easily riff on yourself. 

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Mid-Summer Drinks

Mid-Summer Drinks

Summer is rolling on and the heat is still a lingering guest. Before we reconnect with fall, we can still revel in the afternoon sun with the company of good friends and libations that help prolong those summertime porch vibes. We visited our friends at Can Can in Richmond, VA and met bartender Jon Wasilewski who served […]

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Eat This: Vichyssoise

Eat This: Vichyssoise

Culinary historians argue about whether vichyssoise (say vee-shee-swahz) is an American or a French invention. Whatever the case, it’s a simple hot weather staple you should know how to make.

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Tomato Typologies

Tomato Typologies

If you don’t know your heirlooms from your beefsteaks, you’re not alone. We put together a handy dandy guide to the best uses for the major varietals of everyone’s favorite nightshade, the tomato.

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Drink This: Berliner Weisse

Drink This: Berliner Weisse

We get a lesson in a summertime favorite, Berliner Weisse — and try a variant infused with fresh fruit — from the local experts at Hardywood Brewery.

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Drink This: Pastis

Drink This: Pastis

For all its idyllic fields of flowers, lavender cookies and Cézanne and Van Gogh scenes come to life, Provence can be an oppressively hot place. Humidity in summertime regularly peaks at just below drowning and the Provençal smartly choose not to hermetically seal themselves inside A/C, but there are nonetheless some excellent ways to beat […]

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Food: Palourdes au beurre

Food: Palourdes au beurre

Last weekend we visited George of I Heart Food to remake one restaurant favorite. “One Of the reasons I started cooking at home is that I wanted to be able to recreate dishes enjoyed while eating out. This clam recipe is my take on a clams dish we had in Phoebus, VA. They use their own bacon that is […]

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(The Best) Simple Salsa

(The Best) Simple Salsa

Salsa has long been part of mainstream American cuisine, but has mostly languished in hyper branded jars of red sludge that might as well be spicy ketchup. The fare at tex-mex restaurants is generally no better. With the rise of American gastronomy and DIY cuisine, though, one million and one variations with all manner of modifications, […]

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Cricket Taste Test

Cricket Taste Test

The idea that insects are the protein of the future has gained real traction over the past few years. They’re ubiquitous, cost-effective complete proteins that require few resources and pump out far less methane than any livestock—for a hot, dry future of scarcity, they seem to offer few drawbacks. Except that, to put it politely, they’re not […]

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