Crummy Brothers Cookies

Posted on December 26, 2005 Under Food

My readers' suggestion that this site should include occasional posts from guest writers seemed like a great idea, but I sure didn't expect it to happen quite so quickly. The day before Christmas, my family was the lucky recipient of…

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Eating in Vietnam

Posted on September 16, 2005 Under Travel

Traveling to Vietnam anytime soon? Interested in traditional Vietnamese food? There are two new food blogs online covering the foodie scene in both Hanoi and Saigon. Sticky Rice, and Noodlepie cover everything from fruits to vegetables, oysters to noodles, as…

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Paris Restaurant: Kong

Posted on September 7, 2005 Under Travel

My last night in Paris I ate at a restaurant called 'Kong', on the top two floors of the prestigious Louis Vuitton building address-- 1 Rue du Pont Neuf. The restaurant is an elevators ride up, above the Kenzo flagship…

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Flexible Cutting Board

Posted on August 10, 2005 Under Gadgetry

Hat's off to the British designer Tim Ainley, his Flexible 'Chopping' Board is borderline genius. They're made of Low Density (and extremely durable) Polythylene. Strong enough for chopping, the board can also be rolled into a tube for measuring, held…

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Egg and Toast Maker

Posted on July 21, 2005 Under Gadgetry

If I lived in a dorm room, I wouldn't even think twice about getting myself this Egg and Muffin Toaster. Heck, I might even think about getting myself one so I never even have to fire up my stove! This…

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Berlin: Monsieur Vuong

Posted on June 22, 2005 Under Food, Travel

Monsieur Vuongs is a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant, tucked away on a side street in Mitte. A red awning, and several rows of tables and benches are in front, under a bright red awning. A local friend took me here my…

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Krups FDK2

Posted on June 6, 2005 Under Gadgetry

No, this is not a game console, a printer, or even a scanner. It's a new sandwich, panini, and waffle maker, made by Krups. I'm a huge fan of anything this well designed--minimal, yet so completely functional. It boasts all…

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Moto, Chicago

Posted on February 4, 2005 Under Food

Everyone seems to be talking about this guy Homaro Cantu, who serves edible photos and sushi prepared on his i560 ink jet printer in his restaurant Moto in Chicago. There is a New York Times article about him and his…

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Posted on December 16, 2004 Under Food

Gift buyers and chocolate lovers beware of BLOOMSBERRY & CO, these witty bars are sure to be a hit. These designer chocolates are made by a creative husband and wife team in Christ Church New Zealand; wife as chef and…

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Rehabilitated Dishware

Posted on November 21, 2004 Under Design
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