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Hot, Bitter Horseradish Tears

New York's The Pickle Guys have been making pickles - and horseradish - since 1910. Around Passover, things really heat up: they produce barrels and barrels of fresh horseradish.

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Getting Steamed Up Over the Best Milk for Coffee

Most of the latte you buy at a coffee shop is, as the name implies, milk. Serious shops know the importance of sourcing or making dairy and non-dairy milks that are truly worthy of topping your perfectly-pulled espresso.

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Up with Switchel, Herman Melville’s Energy Drink

Somewhere between a vinegar shrub and modern ginger ale there was switchel - a ginger-apple cider vinegar-sugar drink, beloved by New England farmers and other 17th century types. Now this heritage beverage is being made again.

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Doughnuts for Groughnups

Elevating the humble breakfast snack to a sophisticated dish and pushing the dough-envelope with savory and booze-infused offerings.

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The Value of Four-Dollar Toast

High-end toast has become a major trend in San Francisco. Is that natural for the local, artisan food movement or evidence that the city's tech elite will gentrify anything, even toast?


Sniffing Out the Secrets of the Truffle Brothers

Truffles are one of the rarest and most expensive foodstuffs in the world - but what makes these earthy little mounds dug up out of the dirt into the very essence of luxury cuisine?


Designing the World’s Best Pizza Box

Most of us would be more interested in what is inside a pizza box, but Scott Wiener is obsessed with innovation in the design of the box itself.


Is the Next Hot Accessory… a Bib?

DressTiez "clothing protectors" (aka bibs) serve a function which, heretofore, only napkins and eating like an adult were able to address: keeping one's lunch off of one's shirt.