Having a second appliance at the ready to do our culinary bidding is the well-deserved right of the modern human. After all, once upon a time the only kitchen gadget that existed was a stick. When early humans moved inside, they brought their fire with them, and for millennia a home-cooked meal was made with this one and only "appliance." Eventually this gave way to the wood-burning stove, but the concept remained the same: one place to cook every meal. Then somebody, somewhere brought home the first toaster and all of a sudden home cooks everywhere had to … Read more
Leave something on the grill just a little while longer than you should and you'll get the experience of trying to eat a charred mess. The BarbeSkew reduces the risk of burning dinner by incorporating a rotisserie system: you slide dinner on to seven skewers that then slip into the rotisserie right over the fire. From there, your dinner rotates, providing even cooking over charcoal or gas heat. Along with the skewers, the BarbeSkew comes with two cage skewers that also fit into the rotisserie system. The cages can hold sausages, burgers and other foods that don't cook … Read more
In a perfect world, every house would have a fire perpetually burning with a huge spit of roasted meat gently turning. The aroma alone would be enough to convince me that I had found paradise. Assuming, of course, that I would actually be able to eat said meal, and this wasn't some ironic "Twilight Zone"-inspired alternate universe. Eternally rotating fire-roasted slabs of meat will have to wait for most of us, but there is another option to bring home an appliance that at least captures the spirit of warmth, comfort, and the fire pit.
Coffee is an essential ingredient to life as we know it. Maybe not chemically speaking (at least until our next stage of evolution, that is), but it is definitely essential for our social interactions. If you are not a coffee drinker and you guffaw at that remark, just imagine if for one day all the coffee in the world disappeared. You might not feel any ill effects, but most of those around you certainly would. And they would let you know it.
In case you are not sure what I am talking about, I should let you know I ran … Read more
With memories of the last All Star game at Yankee Stadium already fading, I consider it my patriotic duty to remind everybody to eat their hot dogs. While I may not have an expressed written consent from MLB to disseminate the accounts and descriptions of the game, I can tell you it is over, and it was long. Now that we have passed the Midsummer Classic, the hot days will start to slowly drift away. Don't forget to carry hot dogs along with you into the turning of the seasons.