It’s no secret that watermelon is the "it" ingredient this summer. It’s on craft cocktail menus, it’s served with mint and ricotta in super Instagram-able salads at mega hip restaurants everywhere, and it’s still the best barbecue go-to in all the land.
I love watermelon everything, but I haven’t figured out the perfect way to create a cocktail that doesn’t overpower the light, sweet taste. That’s why I was beyond excited to put together the Everclear® Watermelon Negroni, which let’s you fully enjoy the watermelon, without letting its flavor disappear into alcohol oblivion. It’s basically like eating a ripe watermelon, only there’s alcohol involved, and what could be better? That was a rhetorical question, because literally nothing can compare to this Watermelon Negroni.
Ben & Jerry's — never a company to shy away from political and social issues — announced last week that in celebration of the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of marriage equality, they will be renaming their beloved cookie dough flavor.
White bowls are the little black dresses of the kitchen. A small white bowl can hold your morning cereal or yogurt, soup for lunch, and rice and curry for dinner. They act as prep bowls and a place to scramble an egg; they can serve side dishes and salads. I actually have two white bowls that I've used for years and really like — they're practically perfect.
A good drink dispenser (see some favorites here) is helpful at summer cookouts — it keeps lemonade or boozy beverages cold and makes it easy for guests to serve themselves without the need to constantly refill smaller pitchers. But beverage dispensers often aren't cheap, and honestly, I don't have room for such a bulky thing in my kitchen. This is why this idea is so brilliant — make a drink keg out of a watermelon!
It's nearly Independence Day — are your cookout plans in progress? I hope you have some room left on the menu, because we have a treat for you: an Afro-Asian menu for the 4th of July from Bryant Terry, author of Afro-Vegan and our guest this week on The Kitchn.
Here's a sneak peek of what's coming up this week — a wildly colorful and festive menu, straight from Bryant's backyard in Oakland.
The Juicy Lucy — a thin burger with an oozing cheese filling — is beloved in Minneapolis, where two rival bars claim to have "invented" it. They are ideally suited to be made with lean ground turkey, because a Juicy Lucy is always served well-done. Just be sure to serve it with plenty of napkins!
What does a coffee buyer do? This might seem like a silly question to ask. "Buy coffee," is the easy, most obvious answer. But in the coffee world, a green coffee buyer's role is complex and multifaceted.
Green coffee buyers are the ones who travel to origin countries to source coffees — "green coffee" to be precise, as it's the coffee which hasn't been roasted yet. Of all the jobs in the coffee industry, the coffee buyer's definitely comes in as the most glamorized. Just imagine traveling the world to taste coffees and decide which ones to bring back. Of course, being a coffee buyer isn't always a rockstar, jet-set lifestyle.