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Recipes and ruminations on food, coffee, adult beverages, and more. Includes our “We Try it So You Don’t Have to” series.

We Try Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Chocolate (So You Don’t Have To)

June 21, 2013
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We Try Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Chocolate (So You Don’t Have To)

Stevia invades your specialty-store chocolate. How do the chocolate bars measure up?
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Five Insidious Gateways to a Coffee Habit

May 16, 2012
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Five Insidious Gateways to a Coffee Habit

Do you drink coffee for pleasure? Do you use coffee as a caffeine delivery system? Some combination of the two? Chances are one of these five items catalyzed your coffee habit.
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Anticipating Spring

March 8, 2012
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Anticipating Spring

Spring hasn't quite sprung. Twelve days to go.
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Hot Coffee from Outer Space

March 1, 2012
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Hot Coffee from Outer Space

It's a little bit comics (kind of Fumetti), concerns coffee, and done by our friend and OO contributor Matt Graves. Totally hits the OO sweet spot.
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Zacapa XO: Delicious, Sure

December 22, 2011
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Zacapa XO: Delicious, Sure

Zacapa XO rum is good. Very good. But I'm not sure I'll ever have occasion to drink it again. Premium quality, it seems, merits premium pricing. Go figure.
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Thanksgiving’s Transforming Traditions

November 16, 2011
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Thanksgiving’s Transforming Traditions

It’s a dilemma facing families who hold the holiday precious: how do you make each Thanksgiving better than the last without violating what people know and love? And what can take the place of a treasured recipe or practice that, owing to the passage of time, is no longer available? About three years ago,...
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The Curious Case of Don Julio 70

October 15, 2011
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The Curious Case of Don Julio 70

A review of Don Julio 70, created in honor of the 70th anniversary of the year that Don Julio González himself began making tequila. It's presented as something of a "best of both worlds" tequila, merging characteristics of blanco and anejo all in one through a special filtering.
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Infusion Resolution: Gov. Brown Should Pass SB 32

September 20, 2011
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Infusion Resolution: Gov. Brown Should Pass SB 32

There are few better ways to show off how lovely fresh produce can be than to extend its life as an infused spirit -- something that California's master mixologists should be taking advantage of. But a Prohibition-era restriction prevents it. UPDATED.
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Stevia Soda Sees Some Improvement with Virgil’s

May 25, 2011
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Stevia Soda Sees Some Improvement with Virgil’s

The problems with stevia-based sodas, aside from most of them tasting like stevia, is that not enough companies make them! Thankfully Virgil’s, a maker of wonderful sodas, has a small selection of stevia-sweetened sodas under the “Zero” label. How do they stack up?
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Aeropress Coffee Maker: Best of All Worlds?

May 4, 2011
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Aeropress Coffee Maker: Best of All Worlds?

Did you ever think you'd enjoy coffee from the dude that invented the Aerobie flying ring? The Aeropress is a funky little doodad that kind of looks like a giant syringe without a needle. But how's the Joe?
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