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10 Wintery Treats No Matter Where You Live In The World.


Tomato Bisque.

Taco Pockets.

Chunky Chicken Chowder.

 

Orange Pomander Iced Tea.

Chicken Mug Pie.

For some of us, the season of winter is soon approaching, for the majority of us in the States, winter has been here for a while, and quite the time to cozy up, either alone, or with another.  But the foods that we all partake in are something that is to be taken seriously, regardless of if you celebrate the holidays or not.  Above and below are just some of the few food and drink recipes we’ve found to help you warm up the winter.  Check the method.

Caramel-Cinnamon-Apple Cider Iced Tea.

Sparkling Cranberry-Ginger Spiced Iced Tea.

French Onion Soup.

Chicken Sausage, Pepper and Onion Pasta Bake.

Chicken-Fried Steak with Cream Gravy.

The Definition Of Tacos…


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“A taco is a crispy Mexican pancake made from corn and eggs, which is folded and filled with meat, vegetables, and a spicy sauce.”  That may be the OFFICIAL English definition of a Taco, (we all agree that it doesn’t end with the word “Bell”).  However our personal definition of “Taco” at this blog is simple the word ‘Delicious’.  Check out some of the sexiest looking Tacos we’ve ever seen, here are our favorite taco recipes from chefs around the world. From fish tacos with creamy lime guacamole to crispy fried chicken-filled tacos, try as many of these as you can.

Tacos al Pastor

Steak Tacos
Barbacoa Beef Tacos with Two Sauces
Fish Tacos with Tomatillo-Jalapeño Salsa
L.A. Gas Station Tacos
Marinated Skirt Steak Tacos with Pecan-Chipotle Salsa
Scrambled Egg and Swiss Chard Tacos
Grilled-Chicken Tacos
Grilled Pork and Onion Tacos
Fried Chicken Tacos
Chipotle-Rubbed Salmon Tacos
Shrimp Tacos with Pickled-Red-Onion Salad
Fried-Fish Reuben Tacos
Chicken and Cabbage Tacos with Cilantro Cream
Fresh-Chorizo-and-Potato Tacos
Chicken & Poblano Tacos with Crema
Chicken Tinga Tacos
Crunchy Tofu Tacos
Tacos al Pastor

What Is Pizzaoki?


Pastry hurling international dance icon Steve Aoki has decided to temporarily halt the on-stage cake throwing gimmick and pick up the dough roller. The 40-year superstar DJ/producer has just announced the opening of Pizzaoki in his hometown of Los Angeles. As the son of Benihana’s founder, who once told Yahoo Finance he has never received a penny from his father, the inventively named new restaurant seems like a fitting next move for the entrepreneurial mogul.

A themed restaurant in it’s conception, much like the theatrical Japanese chain started by his late father, Aoki says that customers will be able to enjoy quality pizza recipes named after his hit songs — for instance, a classic cheese dubbed “Just Hold On” or the “Mayhem,” a supreme with all the toppings. The new concept also relies heavily on technology for delivery, as Pizzaoki currently lacks a brick and mortar location. Customers can currently place orders through Postmates and Uber Eats.

12 Amazing Hot Dog Ideas For The Summer.


Everyone knows that in the States, hot dogs reign supreme during the summer season, but not all dogs have their day.  Below is a great list of 12 different gourmet dogs that can switch up your barbecue routine, the links to all the recipes below.  Check the methods.

Spicy Taco Dogs
Add a crunch to your weenies by placing them inside taco shells.

Get the recipe at Self Proclaimed Foodie.

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BBQ Bacon & Crispy Onion Hot Dogs
These barbecue-infused hot dogs need to be added to your cookout menu ASAP.

Get the recipe at Will Cook for Smiles.

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Chicago-Style Hot Dog
Chicago might be known for their deep dish pizza, but their hot dogs are out of this world, too.

Get it at Seeded at the Table.

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Hawaiian Hot Dogs
Toss a few tropical ingredients on top for a sweet Hawaiian twist on the American classic.

Get the recipe at The Endless Meal.

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Jalapeno Popper Hot Dogs
If you’re craving a spicy dinner, these cheesy hot dogs will hit the spot.

Get the recipe at Life Tastes Good.

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Homemade Corn Dogs
This copycat recipe is inspired by the lightly sweet corn dogs from the happiest place on Earth.

Get the recipe at Dessert Now Dinner Later.

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Breakfast Hot Dogs
Take advantage of hot dog season by eating them for breakfast.

To get the recipe just click here

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Loaded Buffalo Hot Dogs
Heat up your hot dogs by drizzling them with buffalo sauce.

Get the recipe at That Oven Feelin’.

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Pizza Dogs
The kids are going to love these dogs topped with mozzarella cheese and mini pepperonis.

Get the tutorial at Taste and Tell.

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Tex-Mex Hot Dogs
Add on fresh, tasty flavors from the South for a new summertime favorite.

Get the recipe at Country Cleaver.

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Chili Dogs.
Smothered in hot chili, cheese, and onion, this loaded hot dog is far from boring.

Click here to get the recipe.

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Grilled Reuben Dogs
Swap the meaty links for corned beef in this deli sandwich-inspired transformation.

Click here to get the recipe.

Culinary Hacks.


What Is ‘The William’?


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The William is an innovative stove top concept that utilizes the full surface area potential for cooking. It also ditches knobs and dials for touch screen control. Even though items placed on the surface of The William don’t automatically heat up. They are automatically recognized, but only when the user is ready to cook and activates the surface by tapping the control panel. Then, when a signature is recognized, the user has to manually raise the temperature in order for the signature to receive any heat.  That all may seem a bit complicated, until you check out the video below.

The Future Of Cooking.


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You probably don’t realize it, but you’ve been cooking inefficiently. We’re not talking the funky way you cut an onion or the lack of prep before starting a recipe, we’re talking about the pots and pans on your stove top. Flare Pans were designed with the help of Dr. Tom Povey, a rocket scientist from Oxford, in an effort to help you cook faster and better. Each pan allows the heat from the burner to be distributed evenly across the base and sides which will cook your food faster (44% faster) while using less energy and without burning or scorching the food around the edge. They belong on wedding registries everywhere.

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Talking Toasty.


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We don’t really cover food too much on the blog, but her recipe haven ‘Toasty Talk’ is a step above noteworthy.  At 23 years old, Lewis & Clark College graduate Zoe Ching has the cooking chops of a pro, and the blog to prove it.  After attending Good Keuken Culinary School and working as an assistant recipe developer and researcher for chef & writer, Laura Russell, Zoe is now pursing her career aspirations and personal interests through writing Toasty Talk.   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well a good meal can exemplify the best feelings, warmest memories, and closest moments in peoples lives.  Click any of the pics to check out a blog about food and everything that comes with it.

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“Life is Hard” Series by Andrei Lacatusu


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Life is hard and talented Romanian illustrator Andrei Lacatusu knows it. Inspired by this truth he created a wonderful series of illustration called “Life is Hard”.

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Thriller Kebab Restaurant


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Check out this concept that was created around the question of, “What if Thriller movie characters open a kebab restaurant?”. With the help of  his photographer, Onur Sozeri, Kutan Ural was able to retouch the photos and create the typography for this concept.

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Cocoon 1 – Personal Modular Pod


The Cocoon 1 provides a smart solution for mini residence with its space-saving modular features. It allows the users to customize the space by removing or adding the different modules ranging from sleeping modules to cooking and storage modules.

Luxury Abbots Way Property, Southampton, England


UK-based design practice and RIBA award-winning AR Design Studio has completed another stunning property on the south coast of England. Boarded by mature trees and a lake it is perfect setting for ultimate relaxation and privacy. The five-bedroom house, whilst contemporary, juxtaposes superbly with its tranquil location. The whole look and feel of this luxury English property is very liner and areas are clearly defined by defined by timber paths and large stone walls that begin in the gardens and run straight through the house. The walls link to a further separate office and gym space at the bottom of the garden. These dividing walls create four separate garden experiences, an entrance space, a calm pebbled Japanese herb garden, a private enclosed wooded space dedicated to the kitchen and master bedroom above and a large open expanse of tropical plants and lawn reaching down to the lake, reflecting the open plan living space that looks over it. The upper sleeping floor of the contemporary English property is sat on top of the walls appearing to float above the lower floor. There are five bedrooms, all with large glazed areas, providing beautiful tree top views of the lake and surrounding woodland, creating a sense of being amongst the tree canopy whilst lying in bed. The ground floor living areas, nestled under the sleeping box are enclosed with large sliding glazed panels that provide a seamless link between the internal and external. The terrace further accentuates this, with the use of a single style of floor tile inside, that extends outside through flush thresholds to really give a true sense of ‘inside/outside living’. The house is surrounded by a moat providing a metaphoric sense of security between the outside world and the inner sanctum. Crossing it via a bridge to access the front door, enables the owners to psychologically leave the outside world behind and enter into their own retreat. The unique kitchen has two distinct sections; the main front of house ‘display’ kitchen  that is perfect for cooking, entertaining and socializing, and the more functional back of house ‘hidden’ kitchen for the sink, dishwasher and washing machine.  These two areas are beautifully separated by invisible kitchen doors which disappear within the kitchen furniture when closed and create the connection between both spaces when open. This bespoke contemporary kitchen, with furniture from the iconic German kitchen company SieMatic and Gaggenau appliances, was designed and installed by Hampshire’s leading kitchen and interior architecture specialist, The Myers Touch. The palette of materials used is modest and understated. White and grey render adorn the floating box. Natural stone, inspired by local 12th-century abbey that sets the vernacular for the area, is used for the walls that dominate the ground floor providing rugged contrast. Dark floor tiles inside and out make the experience of the house, that of calm play between light and space without boundaries. The luxury English house is super insulated to create a highly energy efficient home, with under floor heating providing warmth and large overhangs to reduce solar gain in the summer months while allowing passive solar heating in the winter.

The Almighty Board.


The Almighty Board is the ultimate kitchen assistant. This smart-board will simultaneously serve as your cutting board, display your recipes, provide step-by-step directions and weigh your ingredients out for you. After you wash it, it will even tell you if it has been cleaned enough to avoid cross-contamination or food poisoning. If only it could do the dishes too.

Ski Beatz Live in Studio.


Ski Beatz has been doing his thing in the studio for quite some time.  DJ Ski (a.k.a. Ski Beatz) just dropped a video that has been spreading its way all over the web for about a week now.  The mini-doc features his front to back process creating a beat.  It’s always fascinating to me to be around for the creative process, so getting such an intimate look at a pro is always dope.  Check the method below.

The Negro Cookie.


Normally I can relate a blog post to a personal experience, or explain why something specific interest me.  But this is just downright hilarious.  My staff and I laughed our asses off for about 30 minutes the first time we all saw this.  Japan has some of the wildest stuff, and the ‘Negro Cookie’ is near the top of the list.