Kathleen Willcox

The Most Influential Bars in America

The Most Influential Bars in America

Think of the mind-boggling influence that bad friend in middle school had over you. Think of the mesmerizing power that celebrities pushing products on Instagram have on tweens. Ponder the ridiculous fashion trends that seem to arrive from nowhere and temporarily hypnotize us all into believing we are making bizarre, expensive product choices independently. The world of food […]

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All Cheese Should Be Washed With Beer

All Cheese Should Be Washed With Beer

Picking up a beer-brined cheese, examining, sniffing and then, finally, consuming it, is analogous to getting into a relationship with a firefighter or a stripper. Reality trumps visual and olfactory signifiers. Peer at any hunk of dairy aged in beer or cider, and one will generally find a round hunk of rather intimidatingly “serious”-looking cheese […]

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The Latest Locavore Drinking Trend: Foraged Beer

The Latest Locavore Drinking Trend: Foraged Beer

Is there anything more fetishized in foodie culture than foraging? It hits all the requirements inherent in the social media-happy culinary cognoscenti: it’s highly inconvenient, wildly impractical, looks better on little screens than in real life, is susceptible to the vagaries of Mother Nature, requires an incredibly nerdy and detailed skill-and-tool-set and requires (or wastes, […]

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