appliances: the A-list

appliances: the A-list
I think that if you were trying to explain to an alien the essence of that side of American capitalism which is ridiculous, kitschy, pointless crap at its finest, one of the best places you could take them is the kitchen. It is amazing–exhilarating– to bask in the glow of that special mix of entrepreneurship...

coffee roasting: roasters

coffee roasting: roasters
As a foodie technique, roasting coffee is becoming one of the greats… you can’t go wrong with something so homemade, economy conscious, and delicious. It does, however, tend to have a polarizing effect on your cred, so be warned: some people will think it’s awesome and ask how to do it, and some people will...

blenders and choppers: the A-list

blenders and choppers: the A-list
We got married fairly recently in our lives, and as those of you who have had a wedding will know, one of the bonuses (other than a lifelong partnership with the love of your life) is getting all kinds of stuff you didn’t have (or necessarily need) before. We now are the proud owners of...