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Interview: Brian Nation of Midleton Distillery
During a recent tasting of the components that make up the newest bottling from Irish whiskey Redbreast 21, Brian Nation was thrilled about his new position as Master Distiller of the Midleton Distillery. Nation now fills the shoes that were worn...
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Mamacita's Gourmet Hot Sauce
Making the farmers market rounds, but also available online through outreach, Mamacita's Gourmet Hot Sauce is a Virginia’s Finest product and a local merchant favorite in its hometown of Richmond. The spicy blend carries more than enough potent flavor...
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Joseph Wesley Black Tea
The Motor City is producing much more than cars these days, with brands like Shinola leading the way, Detroit's future is looking bright. On a recent trip there, CH came across an unlikely local product, Joseph Wesley Black Tea. While studying in...
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Victory Gardens
Notions and perceptions revolving around food have changed drastically in recent years. As organic options become the norm for many, the origin and social and environmental impact of food continues to become a greater concern—with many consumers...
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Almanac Beer Company
There's no shortage of craft beer-makers in the US. Over the past decade, the number of microbreweries, brew pubs and home-brewers has exploded—just about everybody has a friend who insists his or her homemade IPA beats anything on tap. However...
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Original Recipe Pernod Absinthe
Starting today, one of the most historic drinks among Europe's creative community returns to its original 1805 recipe. This formula—which took Pernod Absinthe two years to redevelop—uses their remaining records from the 1800s, when absinthe was sweeping...
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Patric Chocolate
Alan Patric McClure has been in the chocolate business for a decade; after his chocolate tour through France in 2004, there was no turning back. He spent the next two years experimenting with chocolate-making before finally settling on a bar for...
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City Guides Spotlight: Portland
Sponsored content: Stereotypes aside, Portland has become a mecca for young designers, little startups and big creative companies—all existing harmoniously between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The booming creative community in the...
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PDT and La Boîte Bloody Mary Spices
Jim Meehan, Managing Partner of New York City's no-longer-a-secret cocktail venue PDT (Please Don't Tell), regularly uses ingredients from Lior Lev Sercarz's biscuit and spice shop La Boîte à Epice for glass rims and garnish. It makes sense, since...
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City Guides Spotlight: San Francisco
Sponsored content: San Francisco has maintained its status as the cultural haven of the California coast for decades. Through the counterculture of the hippie '60s and '70s and the rise of the Castro District, to waves of diverse immigration and...
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Hudson Whiskey's Maple Cask Rye
This is no liqueur, or a syrupy sweet, gooey-thick blend of whiskey and maple products. With a heady nose of rye, a full spiced taste and a maple inflection that's far more than grace notes, Hudson Whiskey's small-batch, handmade Maple Cask Rye...
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Puff's Preserves
Whether it's homemade vodka popsicles or alcoholic cupcakes, the CH staff seems partial to sweet treats that involve a little tipple. A welcome newcomer is Denver-based Puff's Preserves; handcrafted small-batch boozy jams that spice up any ho-hum...
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Miss Lily's Jerk Marinades
The beloved Caribbean oasis in New York City's NoHo, Miss Lily's, recently released a trio of their treasured Jamaican barbecue sauces and marinades—each made with all-natural ingredients including habanero chilies, brown sugar, scallions, cumin...
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Pavé Milano
"A living room with a laboratory" is how Pavé defines itself. Located in Milan in the trendy area of Porta Venezia, this bakery and pastry shop represents a singular case of young entrepreneurship and quest for quality in food. Pavé was born just...
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De Kas, Amsterdam
by Jennifer Miller Imagine eating dinner inside a house made almost entirely of glass. The walls are eight meters high and one can see vibrant gardens, nesting storks and rows upon rows of tall climbing vines, strung with leaves and laden with tomatoes...
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McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream
When McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream won the Sofi Award for Best Dessert at the New York Fancy Food Show this year, the new owners—winemaker Michael Palmer and chef Eva Ein—were thrilled, but not completely surprised. Palmer and Ein were such loyal fans...
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The Bar Collection by Zoë's Chocolate Co.
Third generation chocolatiers, the three founders of Zoe's Chocolate Co. also happen to be siblings, and such a tight knit familial collaboration lends itself to such stunning chocolates. Zoë and Pantelis manage various business aspects while also...
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The Lucy June Cocktail
Rum doesn't tend to be first on most people's lists when approaching the cocktail scene. Its history lends itself to associations with summer parties and wild nights. In fact, high-end rum has only found a home behind bars over the past few years...
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Upslope Brewing Company
Cracking open a cold one in the great outdoors shouldn't mean lowering your standards. While many favorite brews are bottle-bound, the crew at Upslope Brewing Company of Boulder, Colorado knows good things can come in cans. CH tested three of Upslope...
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Fish & Game Restaurant, Hudson
Part of a growing community of entrepreneurs who have left NYC for greener pastures, husband-and-wife team Zakary Pelaccio and Jori Jayne Emde recently set up shop in Hudson, NY. The opening of Fish & Game restaurant follows the success of Pelaccio...
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Little Boo Boo Bakery Marshmallows
Started in a New York kitchen during the fall of 2012, Little Boo Boo Bakery whips up delightful, hand-cut gourmet marshmallows. All six fat-free flavors contain no preservatives, and are made in small batches using high quality corn syrup. All of...
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Pig Mountain 2013
Pack your bags this month for Narrowsburg, New York and make a weekend out of Pig Mountain's annual pig roast on 24 August 2013. This is the event's third year of pig roasting and it looks to be getting bigger and bigger. There will be a projected...
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Hawt Sauce by Holloway Kitchen
Made from just 10 ingredients, Hawt Sauce is the result of a year's experimentation and is the very first product to emerge from Adam Brooks' start-up culinary enterprise, Holloway Kitchen. “It's unusual in that it's very thick, almost like a salsa...
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Range Smart Thermometer
A lucky few are born with the ability to cook perfect dishes time and again. For the rest of us, there's the Range: A smart thermometer that measures and records temperature, sending alerts to your mobile devices when your food is ready—or more accurately...
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