Anthony Bourdain is Back for Another Season of Raw Craft

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It’s hard to go to a restaurant nowadays without coming across terms like “farm-to-table,” “handcrafted,” or “crafted in-house,” among myriad other buzzwords. It doesn’t matter the product; anything can fit the bill of being artisanal and perfectly crafted. That’s why … Continued

Ten Thousand Villages Supports Artisans in Developing Countries – And You Can, Too

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Want to support artisans around the world but aren’t sure how? Saturday marks the start of Fair Trade Month, and Ten Thousand Villages—one of the world’s largest fair trade organizations—is celebrating its 70th anniversary of championing makers worldwide. The social … Continued

Tony Tasset’s Colorful “Artists Monument” Joins Chicago Park

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The renowned “Artists Monument”—a piece about artists and for artists—will be “revealed” officially in Chicago’s Grant Park tomorrow, Feb. 20. The 80-foot-long horizontal sculpture is etched with the names of 392,485 artists, ranging from iconic names (Picasso, Warhol) to emerging … Continued

Cheers to the Shrub

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If you’re looking for a unique addition to your holiday cocktail table this year, consider some shrub. The Hudson Standard is a small maker of bitters and cocktail mixers called shrub, a sweet and tangy fruit mixer that originated in … Continued

A Visit to Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drink Lab

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The much-anticipated Museum of Food and Drink in Brooklyn, NY is now open, and we recently experienced the inaugural exhibit firsthand. In “Flavor: Making It and Faking It,” attendees are invited to sniff, taste and see their way through a … Continued

Oak Bottle Promises Better Wine and Whiskey in Hours

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Oak Bottle, the first “for-home-use” barrel-aging American Oak vessel, significantly surpassed its Kickstarter fundraising goal and is available for purchase now. The Chicago-based company promises better-tasting wine, beer, spirits and cocktails after only 24-72 hours in the oaking vessel, a … Continued

Billboards to Backpacks: Art Lives

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Art Lives – an Artist Series, a new sustainability campaign that repurposes artwork and billboards into limited run bags and accessories, kicked off this month in Los Angeles. For the project’s first installment, collaborators RAREFORM and Lamar Advertising Company brought on respected graphic … Continued

Chicago Architecture Biennial Now Open in the Windy City

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Chicago has been a leading city in architectural innovation for centuries. This year’s inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, titled The State of the Art of Architecture, is a multiplatform event that invites the public to engage with architecture in new ways. … Continued

Slow Food Events in Italy Present Unique Art and Ideas

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Eco-gastronomic nonprofit organization Slow Food International announced two events that will take place in Italy beginning this week. Biodiversity Through Art, Veneto, Italy Slow Food Veneto with Fondazione Berengo and OpUnDi will host a series of four events that examine … Continued

Mark Your Calendar: Abbot Kinney Festival is Sunday, September 27

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Temperatures are topping 100 degrees this weekend in parts of Los Angeles, so if you are thinking that a sea breeze might do you some good, consider heading down to Venice on Sunday for the 31st annual Abbot Kinney Festival. The free … Continued

Chef René Redzepi to Close, And Then Reimagine, Copenhagen’s Noma

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In a week where food journalist and activist Mark Bittman announced his departure from his weekly column, it’s hard to hear that another pioneer of the modern sustainable food movement—forager and Chef René Redzepi—plans to shutter his famed restaurant Noma. … Continued