Toronto has a touch of little man syndrome—it wants to be a great city—but its got to stop shitting on itself to grow. Thankfully, there’s a current insurgence of smart, young talented chefs who are doing amazing things in food to help take us to the next level.
Raclette cheese is the thing that makes grown French men weep tears of joy. It melts better than an entire cast of reality TV stars standing too close to direct heat. More importantly, it’s the best indulgent mess any hedonist can enjoy, better than a level one sexcapade.
Mortified servers doing dances with pom-poms and a menu full of over-the-top burger options might sound like your average night at Guy Fieri’s spot in NYC’s Times Square, but Witham & Blues is tucked into a decidedly crappy corner of England.
The internet wasn’t just made for pretty pictures of food. Some people eat burnt pizzas and microwaved beans from a mug, and the success of the dimlylitmealsforone Tumblr proves that these people deserve a platform to share their meals, even if it is like a weird sort of therapy.
Around the time of New York’s version of hell (last winter) there was only one thing to do: impulsively buy a ticket to Mexico City. I expected to find an abundance of incredible tacos, but what I actually discovered blew my mind. Here’s my visual eating guide for the next time you find yourself needing to hit the eject button from shit weather.
At the Seguin Moreau cooperage in California’s Napa Valley, a man named Douglas Rennie is hammering away at oak barrels—just as he has for the last 24 years. Rennie is a master cooper, keeping the ancient art of wine barrel-making alive.