Category: Food / Drink

Mikkeller

The story of the Mikkeller reads like a particularly juicy description for a new television series. It began in the kitchen of a high school in Copenhagen, where a young Physics teacher named Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and two of his students bonded over a mutual distaste for substandard beer. The trio decided to take up brewing themselves, […]

Eat Here: Sweedeedee

Eat Here: Sweedeedee

Even before a move to Portland I had heard buzz about Sweedeedee, a humble little joint on Albina that whips up amazing pies and hugs in the form of home made corn cakes and oven-baked bacon. Walking into the unassuming dwelling tucked away in cozy North Portland, one is welcomed by the quaint sounds of a record player. At […]

Standard: Peanut Butter & Jelly

Standard: Peanut Butter & Jelly

It’s pretty safe to say that American cuisine has turned a corner. No longer the stuff of Velveeta and Cambell’s-soup-based casseroles, the country’s regional, ethnic and populist midcentury dishes have been modernized, tarted-up and remixed for a new generation. Southern barbecue or New England clam chowder, made with care and rendered in quality ingredients, can […]

Scribe Winery

Scribe Winery

Despite the heated narrative surrounding wine and provenance, battles over DOP, and what can be called what, most winemakers today use chemicals and other non-natural processes to cajole and manipulate their grapes into submission. So, supposedly hallowed origins are likely far less critical than the pretty bottles might have you believe. It’s generally good business: more all-around drinkable wines […]

Edible Beauty: Nasturtium

Edible Beauty: Nasturtium

Alas, the yearly May-June scramble for foraged ramps has finally tapered off. Luckily, there’s not much of a wait for the next hot-ticket ingredient, as the July heat brings with it the blossoms of another beloved culinary pleasure: nasturtium. A member of the Brassicaceae (cabbage) family, edible nasturtium is one of a genus of seven […]

The Mighty Michelada

The Mighty Michelada

On paper, the michelada is an affront to good taste. A spicy, salty beer that quite often contains a dash of clam juice? ¡Pero que asco! But somehow magically, impossibly, the combination of its disparate and contradictory ingredients make for something of an eminently drinkable elixir that goes down easy like summertime sweet tea. Like […]

Travel: Do the Charleston

Travel: Do the Charleston

Few places embody the soul of the new South like Charleston, South Carolina. This handsome and hospitable crossroads of buttery foods, humidity and high style has been making quite the impression as of late, and some pretty cool kids are taking note. Southerners and their cities all too often remain hidden behind nostalgia, married to […]

Virginia is for Bacon Lovers

Virginia is for Bacon Lovers

Do you smell that sweet salty aroma? What is it? Does it fill your heart with glee and sadness all at once? Does it make you feel glorious, like being in one of those old Folgers Coffee™ commercials? If so, give a big “hell yeah!” because that smell you smell is BACON.

City Guide: Copenhagen

City Guide: Copenhagen

There’s probably no place on the planet as effortlessly cool as Copenhagen. The city seems to climb to the top of pretty much every Monocle survey ever, its residents are devastatingly stylish and it is by all accounts a haven for hygge. Bikes and fantastic coffee abound, and the vibrant food scene—underpinned by the plucky New […]

Licorice Love

Licorice Love

If you live in North America, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t exactly enjoy the taste of licorice. In fact, it’s likely that you hate it. And in that case, the simple thought of licorice ice cream, licorice breads and pastries, and licorice marinated meats—all washed down with an ice cold licorice beer or […]

Pink Wine: The Case for Rosé

Pink Wine: The Case for Rosé

Pink wine is a touchy subject, understandably so. We’ve long shuddered at the thought of saccharine, syrupy zinfandel and sugar blends that proliferated the American wine markets in the 70s and 80s—iced down to-go containers of glorified grape juice, celebrated and pilfered by teenagers everywhere, thirsty for a first taste of inebriation. But while wine snobs, buffs, […]

A Brief History: Mescal

A Brief History: Mescal

Despite its increasing popularity in American bars, mescal lives in the shadow of tequila. The similarities are few, but the differences are vast. Each glass—never a shot—of mescal is a small lesson in craft, patience and ecology. Its smoky, layered complexity is a direct result of the air, earth, and hands that produced it. We […]

Recipe: Mulberry Sarma

Recipe: Mulberry Sarma

With its delightfully eclectic blend of meats, vegetables, and earthen spices, Turkish cooking combines the wonderful flavors of Middle Eastern, Asian, and Mediterranean cooking. One of the many staples of this cuisine are the stuffed and wrapped dishes, known as dolmas or sarmas. In Turkey, sarma consists of leaves (generally grape, cabbage, or chard) rolled […]

The Writing of M.F.K. Fisher

The Writing of M.F.K. Fisher

You may not realize it, but M.F.K. Fisher taught you how to eat. With over 27 published books to her name, the prolific Californian food writer ushered in a new era of American culinary writing in the 20th century. Her words combined her adoration for food with an exceedingly gracious approach to the art of […]

Espresso: A Brief Overview

Espresso: A Brief Overview

There are many things we can be thankful to Italy for: Burrata cheese, Bruno Munari, Catenaccio style football, and tumblr dashboards full of images tagged “sprezzatura”. But among these fantastic cultural contributions is Italy’s crown jewel: the fine art of making espresso. First imported in from Turkey by the Dutch East India Company, coffee has […]

Recipe: Derby Day Mint Julep Ice Cream

Recipe: Derby Day Mint Julep Ice Cream

Mint Juleps are a classic cocktail steeped in tradition in the South. Originally they were a breakfast item, which was thought to aide in protecting against malaria. In modern day they are better known as the Kentucky Derby’s most celebrated cocktail. With Derby Day coming up this week we wanted to share a recipe for […]

The Noodle King of Bushwick

The Noodle King of Bushwick

Eating at King Noodle is like hanging out in a tiki bar inside an arcade where you snack on small plates that sound like East Asian Mad Libs. “Mapo tofu chili cheese fries.” “Vietnamese coffee flan.” “Banana-hoisin ice cream.” Of course we had to try it. Before opening King Noodle in Bushwick last year, chef […]

Danish Tradition of Hygge

Danish Tradition of Hygge

The time I have spent in Denmark cannot be described as anything more than ephemeral. However, there’s something about Danish culture that I don’t ever foresee losing. Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) in particular, leaves quite an impression. Hygge is a Danish word used to describe their sense of hospitality and community. But it’s more specific and […]

How To: Make Burrata

How To: Make Burrata

With one heavenly bite of burrata (meaning “buttery” in Italian), your perception of cheese is irreversibly altered. This ultra-creamy cousin of traditional mozzarella cheese is considered a rare delicacy, yet relatively easy to make at home. This week, we’re teaching you how to make this Puglian import in the comfort of your own kitchen and […]

Recipe: Beth Kirby’s Honey Thyme Ricotta Pancakes

Recipe: Beth Kirby’s Honey Thyme Ricotta Pancakes

Beth Kirby is a Tennessean and a cook, freelance writer, photographer, and stylist. Since 2012, she has been creating original and earthy recipes for her feast-for-the-eyes food blog Local Milk (with a name partly inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel), that in a few short years has risen to the top of every food lovers blogroll. […]

Recipe: When You Thought You Were Over Kale Salad…

Recipe: When You Thought You Were Over Kale Salad…

I’m sharing a little secret with you today: my go-to dinner party dish, a raw Tuscan  kale salad. I can’t take credit for the recipe- it’s from incredible Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks fame, but it’s really a dish that could turn any kale hater into a kale believer. And while it may not sound […]

Recipe: Stella’s Mastiha Cocktails

Recipe: Stella’s Mastiha Cocktails

Mastic, or masticha (from the Greek mastichon, “to chew”) is a hardened plant resin secreted by the Pistacia lentiscus shrub. Though the harvesting of mastic resin is nearly ubiquitous across the Mediterranean region, the variety cultivated exclusively on the island of Chios is coveted for its gummy texture and sweet flavor. Mastic’s many uses range […]

Listen / Scroll / Eat: Three Things to Try Right Now

Listen / Scroll / Eat: Three Things to Try Right Now

Hello, Need Supply Co.! I’m so happy to be here blogging this month. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Kate Arends and I run the lifestyle blog Wit & Delight.  I thought we would kick things off with a little series I like to call “Listen / Scroll / Eat”, […]

Salami Friday

Salami Friday

What do you do with your loose change? Around here, we like to throw all our extra pennies into what we call our Salami Friday Fund. It’s amazing how quickly spare change can add up, and all the delicious cured meats and soft cheeses it can get you. On Friday afternoons, you can usually find […]

Travel Destination: Austin, Texas

Travel Destination: Austin, Texas

Our friends Molly and Johnny just returned from the great state of Texas, where many of you may be heading shortly for SXSW. These two know what’s up when it comes to good food, great drinks, and a kickass quality of lifestyle and culture, so we picked their brains about all things Austin. What brought […]

The Chocolate Pairing Guide

The Chocolate Pairing Guide

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we whole-heardedly believe that chocolate is appropriate any day of the year. As is a strong cocktail or a stronger cup of coffee. Lucky for us, our friends at Badminton Chocolate Co. put together this drool-inducing pairing guide, finding the perfect chocolate-beverage marriages we’ve ever seen. First, we talk […]

RECIPE: OAT FLOUR BANANA FLAPJACKS

RECIPE: OAT FLOUR BANANA FLAPJACKS

This recipe came about from a boring obsession with oatmeal. I was fed up with bland wheat flour based pancakes that relied on syrup for their flavor. I had a revelation: to make oat flour with oats and a coffee grinder. The banana give a natural sweetness so that syrup is not a necessity. The […]

Winter Harvest: Brussels Sprouts

Winter Harvest: Brussels Sprouts

Gardening may not be the first thing on your mind during these brisk January days, but there are actually plenty of vegetables that flourish in the colder temperatures. Brussels sprouts, named for the Belgian city they are believed to have originated in, are just one of them, and this time of year they are ripe […]

Recipe: Breakfast Casserole

Recipe: Breakfast Casserole

If there’s one thing we love around here, it’s breakfast. And why not? It’s the first and most important meal of the day, and it’s downright delicious. This breakfast casserole recipe combines all the greatest things about our favorite meal and is pretty easy to put together. Plus, we can personally vouch for its tastiness. […]

Come Thirsty, Leave Drunk

Come Thirsty, Leave Drunk

I used to dig a good party in my day, and although much of that has passed, I’ll always be down for a cocktail or glass of wine. I’m a complete creature of habit so while I tend to hang out at the same haunts, I still love discovery. That’s why Tumblr is an endless […]

The Truffle

The Truffle

Truffles, the ‘diamonds of the kitchen’, are the most highly revered fungus and have a magic ability to make absolutely anything taste freakishly delicious. We’re not sure how something found under some dirt could be full of so many super powers, but we’re here to dig up the details. Here’s a look at our little […]

Crisp Cocktail

Crisp Cocktail

With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I finally gave into the fact that it’s “that time of year”. I was recently given this bottle of Henney’s Dry Cider so I decided to put it to good use by making a Cider Rum Punch. You guys…. make this, hurry!! It’s such an interesting mix […]

The Boffin Society

The Boffin Society

A BOFFIN – Bof·fin (bfn) n. Chiefly British Slang: A scientist, especially one engaged in research. Founder of The Boffin Society, Eva Goicochea, is inspired by trailblazers of the past – people who did things their own way. She has created “a social and gastronomic society dedicated to convening clever and convivial Angelenos who want […]

Recipe: Pear Nectar and Thyme Mimosa

Recipe: Pear Nectar and Thyme Mimosa

We indulged in a few mimosas over the weekend, but none were as delicious as this one sounds. This recipe comes from Caitlin Moran at Glitter Guide, and is a refreshing and unique take on a traditional mimosa. We’re counting down the days until another weekend so we can try it out ourselves. Ingredients: 1 […]

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

It’s no mistake that fruit, those tasty little morsels from the earth, are so wildly colorful and fun. Fruits were made for more than just eating: for drawing, for decorating, for wearing. We’re taking a playful look at how artists and designers from all over are having fun with fruits. For once, it’s ok to […]

Squash: The Underdog

Squash: The Underdog

At the very hint of that first autumn breeze, baking season begins. If the fall season is about anything in particular, it would be food. But pumpkin gets all the love; why not shift your focus and your taste buds to something a little more unexpected, but equally versatile and delicious. We’re talking about squash, […]

Neighbourhood Portrait: Mikey Sorbello

Neighbourhood Portrait: Mikey Sorbello

From British fashion house Hardy Amies comes a new video series, Neighbourhood Portraits, profiling interesting people and their interesting whereabouts. In the video above, Mikey Sorbello, a coffee roaster and barista at Climpson & Sons in Hackney, East London shows us around his neighborhood and his lifestyle. Climpson & Sons is generally considered to be one of the […]

Ode to Bacon

Ode to Bacon

We’re not the first ones and we won’t be the last ones to sing praises to the wonderful food that is bacon. We would eat bacon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if we could, wrap it around every other pork-less food in existence, add it to every food and cocktail recipe imaginable, we would put […]

Esther Lobo’s Rorschach

Esther Lobo’s Rorschach

Madrid-based photographer Esther Lobo takes playing with her food to a whole new level in her Rorschach series, inspired by the inkblots used in Rorschach tests. By using only food, her hand, and some bendable plates, Lobo creates beautiful and symmetrical images with ice cream, tomato sauce, and other ingredients rather than ink. You may never […]

Ellie’s Guide to Seattle

Ellie’s Guide to Seattle

Our friend Ellie has lived all over the United States, but her home and her heart are in Seattle, Washington. We’re itching to visit the fair city, so we asked her for her favorites around town and her absolute musts. This is Ellie Arciaga’s guide to Seattle. Tell us a little bit about yourself. My […]

Goth garden

Goth garden

Of course I would wait until after the autumn equinox to think about planting, but someday I will be an adult and have a garden that isn’t just a box of two-by-fours with some wire mesh, nailed together in a side alley. I’ll grow more than succulents and other things that don’t need me, and […]

Cool as a Cucumber

Cool as a Cucumber

Cucumbers. We eat them, we drink them, we pickle them, we even put them on our faces. This often-forgotten about vegetable is riddled with both health and beauty benefits, and we’re here to debunk them all. Cucumbers can help ward off cancer, can de-puff those tired eyes, and are really superb pickled and sticking out […]

Human Being Journal Issue 3

Human Being Journal Issue 3

We’re excited to announce the release of the third issue of our biannual print magazine, Human Being Journal. Issue 3 explores a cross-section of subjects bridging fashion, lifestyle, food, design and art. Includes work by contributing photographers Stella Berkofsky, Bene Brandhofer, Piczo, Devyn Galindo, Clement Pascal, Andrew Musson, and Adrien Toubiana, along with 192 pages of: […]

Recipe: Gordy’s Oyster Shooters

Our friends at Gordy’s are serious about pickles, using only fresh and local produce and responsibly cultivated spices. But these aren’t your everyday pickles. Gordy’s gives us an off-the-beaten-path use for pickle brine with this awesome oyster shooter recipe, using fresh, local oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Co. A Rappahannock oyster on the half shell is paired with a […]

Recipe: Spicy Grilled Watermelon

Recipe: Spicy Grilled Watermelon

We’re holding onto summer as long as we possibly can, and it’s not hard when the sun is still shining and the days are warm enough. This recipe from The Kitchy Kitchen is a savory-sweet mix perfect for one last weekend of grilling outside before you fully commit to fall. You will need: 8 one-inch […]

Paleta adventure

Paleta adventure

I don’t really remember much about Rent Girl, the graphic novel by Michelle Tea. I remember how my heart felt when I read it: I must have just moved to the Bay Area, living in the apartment where we’d kicked in the door when the landlord who lived on a houseboat never showed up to […]

Uni

Uni

Sea urchins, those spiny, round little guys moving slowly across the rocks and coral at the bottom of the ocean, are actually a delicacy in many parts of the world. Uni may be an acquired taste, but has many health benefits, and is even considered an aphrodisiac. We’re taking a look at what makes the […]

Fall Line Fest

Fall Line Fest

In a few short weeks, Fall Line Fest will bring us more than 40 live bands, along with special artist/chef menu collaborations, live mural painting, and so much more. The 2-day festival aims to showcase exactly what gives Richmond its own unique charm, with a focus on music, food and art. photo by Andrew Bain […]

Pickled Bloody Mary

Pickled Bloody Mary

There are few things that pickling doesn’t improve upon. And, there are few things better than a homemade Bloody Mary. Our friends at Honestly Yum show us how to make the perfect Bloody using heirloom tomatoes from the backyard and this easy quick pickle recipe. 

Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking

Camping season is our favorite time of year. The sweltering heat has passed, but it’s still warm enough for sleeping outdoors. The best part of any camping trip is hanging around a fire that you built yourself, surrounded by your closest friends in the middle of the woods, and charring a hot dog or melting […]