At the end of every year, all the experts love to predict what will be the new superfood, hot workout, haircut, and top dog names for the next 12 months. For example, we found out in December that green is officially the color of 2017. It’s fitting then that, according to Firmenich, the world’s largest privately […]
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Date beer doesn’t immediately taste like dates. At least, “Brother Dewey’s Date Night” doesn’t. Made by the College Street Brewhouse in Lake Havasu, Arizona, the beer opens with aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander. The brown ale is a touch bitter, and tastes like caramel and figs and spiced raisins. It’s only at the end […]
Of all the foods on the planet, few are as divisive as cilantro; you either pile it on or you avoid it at all costs. In 2012, researchers published a paper explaining one reason for cilantro’s polarizing properties. “We think people who dislike it have receptors that make them unable to detect a good-smelling component of the […]
What in the world is cochineal? If you answered: “a natural red dye,” you would be correct. If you answered: “the original red coloring in Campari,” you would be correct. If you answered: “a tiny bug that all of us have been eating and drinking without realizing it,” you would also, in fact, be correct.
When you sit down to eat a juicy steak, which do you prefer to sink your teeth into: the meat, or the fat? For most people, the answer is the meat. In fact, many people will end up trimming the fat off entirely. But even if you like your steaks lean, there’s no denying that […]
I know Easter has passed, but that doesn’t stop eggs from being awesome, especially in your cocktails. Eggs are a wonderfully versatile drink ingredient, and flips are the class of cocktail that include them. Originally, flips consisted of beer, rum, sugar, and were heated with an iron, causing the drinks to gain a frothy consistency. […]