We warned you of the attempted word domination bid by Budweiser by way of beer earlier this month. The Justice Department had filed a lawsuit to block a merger between AB InBev and Grupo Modelo SAB by way of the former's purchase of the latter to the tune of $20.1 billion.
It seems this had some e ... More >>
If you're a fervent canner and preserver, twiddling your thumbs until that next Master Food Preservers class begins, the plastic Re-CAP Mason jar lid (a pour cap lid for your Mason jars) might be just the diversion you need.
Bonus: While you're waiting for your lids to arrive, the website is fille ... More >>
Christmas is known as the season of excess -- and excess counter space, and judging by the proliferation of silly, useless and just plain dumb kitchen appliances that seem, like egg nog, only to appear on store shelves during the spendiest time of the year. Aunt Ethel might be a tough case on your h ... More >>
Motoi Yamamoto couldn't be there for the last day of his exhibit, "Return to the Sea." The show, at Loyola Marymount University's Laband Gallery, consists primarily of one large installation, Floating Garden. It is made entirely out of salt. It is a piece of exquisite beauty and involved many hours ... More >>
What would you do if you found a duffle bag filled with prime, dispensary-style weed in your backyard?
A) Kiss your peace fingers, kneel down and point at the sky (in gratitude to your god of choice). B) Curse the world because you ran out of rolling papers and can't find your lighter. C) Immediate ... More >>
Remember that time in college you walked into your dorm room and found the weird guy from down the hall sitting on your bed smelling your shirts? This is just like that but less creepy and more organized.
Last night Cinefamily hosted a Pheromone Party, thrown by Pheromone Party creator, filmmaker, ... More >>
jgarbeeGuinness Foreign Extra Stout And Black LagerWe've been hearing a lot about Guinness' new release, a shift into the realm of black lagers (historically known as German schwarzbier) that have been the microbrew buzz recently for their light body (like a lager) yet full-on dark stout flav ... More >>
The only thing that has stopped us from buying an iPad -- besides lack of money -- is our paranoid fear that we'll use it in the kitchen and accidentally knock it into the simmering pot of chicken stock. Or helplessly smudge it with flour-dusted fingerprints. Or absentmindedly put the milk in the ... More >>
Like so many things in life, the glorious rules of the Pastry Kitchen -- always use chilled butter in a pie crust, always temper egg yolks into a hot liquid -- are made to be precisely and respectfully learned. And subsequently broken.
When it comes to ice cream, no one has perhaps done mor ... More >>
Metallica takes the stageEarly afternoon alcohol consumption in direct sunlight, followed by a Ziploc bag full of assorted pills, can lead to a totally awesome "Wooo!" inducing time--in your head. It can also lead to a painful trip to the Porta-Potties and some creative commentary.
Walking ... More >>
Ah, the mind of a chef. A cluttered mess of rapid-fire thoughts hovering between the immediate future (table six needs three salmons - now!) and distant dreams (taking six months off to write a cookbook). Well, unless you happen to be David Tanis, author of the just-released The Heart of the ... More >>
You often hear it said that in fires people die more from smoke inhalation than from actual fire. Consequently, a whole aftermarket of emergency fire escape smoke hoods has sprung up. The wildfires burning here in Los Angeles are making me wonder what's available in the realm of safety accessories. ... More >>