The Great GoogaMooga is Back

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And hopefully better than last year, when the entire experience was spent standing in one long line after another…

Register for free tickets here

Here’s Dessert

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Cadbury Creme Scotch Eggs: A Cadbury Creme Egg “coated with a thick cocoa-kissed batter, then coated in cookie crumbs and deep-fried.”

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

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Allegedly the hottest pepper in the entire world.

Fernet-Branca Ice Cream Sandwich

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Available at Pearl & Ash on the Bowery.

Photo: Melissa Hom

“The Weirder I Made It, The More Happy I Got”

Sailor Jerry’s HOLD FAST series tours Adam Wallacavage’s house.

Dangerous Triangular Flapjacks

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Banned at a school in Essex, England

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How to pick the freshest pint when you’re at a pub.

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Charlie “The Pope of Foam” Bamforth, the head of Malting and Brewing Science at UC Davis, explains.

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The Principals Office

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It’s Spring, and that means Easter time, so how better to follow up the success of last week’s Principals Office than by phoning in a holiday-themed episode! But if we’re gonna phone it in, we’re gonna phone it in on something close to the heart (it’s even easier that way). So this week we’re calling in that delicious little rascal, Cadbury Creme Egg, report to The Principals Office!

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Speedy Tex-Mex Breakfast Muffins

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Sold!

Fried Tarantula

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One of the many strange delicacies that were served at the 109th annual dinner of the Explorers Club. They ate goat penis as well.

Dewar’s Highlander Honey

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“Dewar’s Scotch Whisky infused with Scottish Heather Honey filtered through Oak Cask Wood” is “not in breach of laws defining the term ‘Scotch whisky’.”

Available next month in the US

“We needed beer.”

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How Beer Gave Us Civilization

No Idea / Some Idea

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The ICY mug by Steve Powers.

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Breathometer

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The World’s First Smartphone Breathalyzer

Marieke Gouda

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Winner of the 2013 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.

You can buy some at Zingerman’s

Delicious Tacos in the Mission

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Did a little taco tour yesterday with Dave Schubert. Here are some of the highlights.

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Twin Peaks Cherry Pie

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The Recipe

8 inch Crust: 1-1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. Crisco, 1/4 c. ice water
Mix flour and Crisco with fork. Add ice water. Mix with your hands. When blended, roll into ball and refrigerate overnight. To roll out: flour both rolling pin and flat surface, split ball in two, roll out 1/2 to fit pan and 1/2 for lattice.

Filling: 3 c. cherries (pitted, sour frozen); 1 c. water; 1c. Baker’s sugar; 4 T. cornstarch; 1/8 t. salt
Thaw cherries at room temp and strain (yields 2 c. juice). Taste for sweetness, more/less sugar may be needed. Add 1 c. water to make 3 c. juice (reserve 1 c. juice for cornstarch mix). Dissolve cornstarch in 1 c. juice, stir with whip. Combine 2 c. juice, 2/3 c. sugar, salt, and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mix, cook until clear, about 5 min. (if cooked to long, syrup gets gummy). Remove from heat, stir in 1/3 c. sugar (blend thoroughly). Pour mixture over cherries, fold with wooden spoon, cool (stir mix while cooling to prevent scum from forming on top). Pour mix in pie shell. Top completed pie with lattice crust.

Bake @ 425 degrees for 35-40 min.

Miss Lily’s Sauces

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Pon mi fowl. Pon mi beef.

Smoked Cashew Salsa

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Whaaaaat?

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