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Conversation with a Cocktail Epicure

Conversation with a Cocktail Epicure

Alberta Straub, once described as "the Alice Waters of booze," has been mixing up sublime adult beverages made with herbs, spices, and fresh fruits and vegetables for the past six years at San Francisco's Orbit Room Cafe. READ MORE

Coop de Ville

Coop de Ville

If your neighbors are wary, a gift of fresh-laid eggs may change their minds. READ MORE

Meals, Ready to Eat

Meals, Ready to Eat

Today there are 24 different MRE menus, such as Cheese Tortellini, Jamaican Pork Chop, and Jambalaya. Most are actually quite tasty. READ MORE

Secrets of the Chip Aisle

Secrets of the Chip Aisle

The differences between "kettle-cooked" and standard potato chips; olestra and MSG. READ MORE

Why Pomegranate, and Why Now?

Not that long ago, pomegranates made only cameo appearances in salads. And now: pomegranate juice, pomegranate soda, pomegranate martinis, pomegranate ice cream. READ MORE

Just Shoplifting, Thank You

Many personal care items on the list of the top 50 most shoplifted items stand out for their potential for embarrassment. READ MORE

I’ll Have a Steak Knife to Go

When a staff member confronted the customer, she was shocked, _shocked_. "How did these massive wineglasses get into my bag?" she wondered aloud. READ MORE

Filet of Petri Dish

Filet of Petri Dish

The same technologies scientists use to grow human tissue in a lab may one day be used to grow animal tissue to feed the world. READ MORE

Twice as Expensive, Half as Good

Twice as Expensive, Half as Good

London is one of the world's most expensive cities, but you don't have to spend big to eat well. If you're visiting and on a budget, you can easily shave a few pounds off your food and drink bills by following these rules. READ MORE

Kozy Shack Pudding

Kozy Shack has some new flavors!

Black Forest is the usual chocolate pudding, with black cherries at the bottom. Cherries Jubilee is vanilla pudding with black cherries. Caitlin McGrath found the cherries to be of good quality, but the effect was just too sweet.

Lgoodwood tried Kozy Shack’s Bananas Foster and found it delicious, but a bit heavy on the cinnamon.

Their coffee pudding has been around for a while. The natural coffee flavor is light (think Breyer’s coffee ice cream) but true.

Of course, Kozy Shack rice pudding is an old standby, and very tasty. The regular rice pudding is like what you’d probably make at home, and the one called “European” has more spice.

There’s also a Kozy Shack by Request line of puddings with no sugar added.

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