You Suck At Cooking

You know you do. Admit it. (Unless you don’t. In which case, come on, buddy.) You don’t need to be told that you suck, though. You just need a little help, but for good measure how about both? You Suck At Cooking is a wonderfully sharp online cooking series that will both shame and inspire into cooking better food. Its mantra says it all: “No bullshit. Just cooking. (except for all of the bullshit).” Share → Tweet

Put The Sizzl in Your Love Life

My bacon has a first name. It’s “O-S-C-A-R.” My bacon has a second name. It’s “P-L-E-A-S-E  S-E-N-D  N-U-D-E-S.” Bacon lovers, rejoice! Yes, meat and novelty bus conglomerate Oscar Meyer has gotten into the hookup game, introducing a new, bacon-focused dating app: Sizzl. Share → Tweet

The World’s Best Whiskey: The Secret Behind Pappy Van Winkle’s Success

noggBLOG permalink Spoiler Alert: The secret is…there is no secret. The world’s best whiskey, Pappy Van Winkle, is so notorious GrubStreet claims “even your Grandmother has probably heard of it at this point.” And she probably has. But it wasn’t always so ubiquitously coveted. Share → Tweet

A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

noggBLOG permalink No more hearts and clovers in your latte foam. No more crema and tiny cups. Definitely no more half-caff vanilla-hazelnut-mocha soy Franken-creations. Just black, in a mug, fresh from the pot. That is a damn fine cup of coffee. No frills, no tricks. Just damn fine coffee, and for 75 years the people at Chemex have been making even better with simple chemistry. Share → Tweet

It’s Soo Big!: Sexing Up Your Burger

So much for your weak, floppy patty, your perfectly square-cut pre-wrapped cheese, your soggy tomatoes and your questionably fresh lettuce. Porn Burger aims to spice up your burger life and turn that limp McBummer into a hot, juicy piece of meat. The brainchild of self-proclaimed “Burger Pervert” Matthew Ramsey, Porn Burger is nothing but burger recipe after burger recipe, and not for just any old burger. We’re talking some real hot buns. Grade A beef. Share → Tweet

Virtual Reality Is for the Birds

noggBLOG permalink Animal welfare is all the rage these days, and rightly so. Does milk from a happy, pasture-grazed cow taste better than milk from some boxed bovine? Yes, and it only contains what naturally occurs in milk. None of that milk production hormone crap. Cows are built to survive best under natural conditions, and natural cows produce the best natural bi-products. The same could be said for virtually every living organism. But what about humans? We’re the only animals equipped with the skills to construct ourselves truly unnatural conditions,... Read The Rest →

A Farewell to Carbs: Burgers the Heming-Way

noggBLOG permalink Grab a bun, and make for a moveable feast, for to have or have not the Hemingburger is not a choice, it is for whom the bells tolls that, while the sun also rises, across the river and into the trees, the old man and the sea…bulls…boxing… You get the idea. (You also have no idea how many more of these puns we threw away.) Ernest Hemingway was not a man of many words. Sure, if you count them all there were a lot, but when he spoke,... Read The Rest →

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