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The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

Ghostbusters Hi-C Ecto Cooler Recipe

Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich

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The World’s First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

The World's First Clear Miso Ramen (Hakkaisan Day @ Ippudo NY)

In Ippudo’s most recent mission to make the funnest experimental ramen in the world, Master Fumihiro “Foo” Kanegae has created the world’s first clear miso ramen to honor famed sake maker’s Hakkaisan Day (8/8 for $8.88, of course). Hakkaisan sake, also known as “Eight Peaks,” is a world famous and deliciously drinkable sake. And if you don’t know Ippudo, well, you clearly…

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Food, Recipes

Savory Pithivier Recipe

Chicken Fennel and Roasted Tomato Savory Pithivier

In the savory baking world, the savory pithivier is hands down the most under appreciated. While you may enjoy yourself the occasional chicken pot pie or late night Austalian pie floater now and again, the savoury pithivier is France’s delicate, flaky answer to the international demand for meat pies. Originating in Pithiviers, France, the pithivier is a French puff pastry recipe that involves…

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Drink, Recipes

Sake Bloody Mary Cocktail

Sake Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

A Sake Bloody Mary is like a normal bloody mary that’s not weak as hell. As much as I love a good bloody mary, 9/10 of the ones I order in restaurants and bars just miss the mark. Too spicy, unnecessary decadent snacks as garnish, and don’t get me started on the ones doused in liquid smoke. Let’s brunch better, guys. Fortunately,…

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Drink, Recipes, Video

Ghostbusters Hi-C Ecto Cooler Recipe

You didn’t have a childhood in the 1990’s if you didn’t drink Hi-C Ecto Cooler, straight up. In a 90’s landscape filled with insane snack game competition, Ecto Cooler E Juice achieved upper echelon status and with good reason: it was green, it was sugary and it was inspired by Ghostbusters. And do I even need to say more about a movie…

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Food, Recipes

Marbled Chinese Tea Eggs

Marbled Chinese Tea Eggs Recipe

Chinese tea eggs are basically the fabergé egg snack you never asked for. Also called soy sauce eggs or marbled tea eggs, Chinese tea eggs are a delicious Asian snack made by boiling eggs, gently cracking all over its shell, and then letting the eggs steep in a rich soy sauce and five spice mixture. It sounds bizarre, but it’s…

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Food, Recipes

Glazed Simpsons Doughnuts Recipe

Glazed Simpsons Doughnuts Recipe

Do I even need to go on about the legend that is neon pink Simpsons Doughnuts? I don’t, but I do because SEO game strong. If you’ve never made glazed or frosted doughnuts before, making Homer Simpson’s famed D’Oh Nuts is a great start. These donuts use a double rise method to make them nice and fluffy, and are then fried and…

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Food, Recipes

Green Tea Matcha Pancakes

Easy Matcha Pancakes Recipe

Matcha pancakes are like normal pancakes that went off to a northeastern liberal arts college and now read Pitchfork but also do a lot of volunteer work. So what I am trying to say is–this Pinterest-friendly matcha pancake recipe may seem #basic but they’re actually super tasty and a nice way to spruce up your breakfast. You’ve earned it, man. If…

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Food, Recipes

Medovik Tort: 15-Layer Russian Honey Cake

Medovik Tort: 15-Layer Russian Honey Cake

Medovik Tort a.k.a. 15-layer Russian honey cake is the stuff of Russian childhood dreams. Seriously though–I made this once and a Russian bud of mine came over in lightning speed and waxed poetic about the nostalgia this cake inspires in relationship to growing up in Russia. And after eating this delicious, light dessert, I definitely understand why the Medovik Tort //…

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Food

Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings (Pok Pok Wings)

30 Minute Pok Pok Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings Recipe

This week in food that needs rebranding: fish sauce. More specifically, Vietnamese fish sauce wings as popularized by Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok restaurants. Andy Ricker arguably put fish sauce on the domestic culinary map when he introduced this incredible chicken wing marinade at his flagship Portland restaurant. If you don’t already have a copy, pick up the official Pok Pok cookbook–it’s…

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Everything Else, Food, Music

Cereal Killers: Songs About Breakfast

Songs About Breakfast: Breakfast Song Playlist

All else being equal, breakfast and music rank top 5 in the reasons to live category. As a result, pretty much everyone has a song about or related to the first meal of the day. Because those first sobering moments of the day are followed with the pressing reality of one’s life, breakfast jams perfectly represent a state of mind….

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