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Restaurants

These Chefs Left the City to Make Perfect Burgers in the Middle of Nowhere

If you build it, they will come, or at least cheap rent, quality produce, and a solid community helped to generate one of England's best undiscovered burgers.
Merlin Jobst
10.12.16
Cider

All Aboard the Party Bus Manned by Three Generations of Cider Makers

The Somerset Cider Bus and bar has been a mainstay of Glastonbury and End of the Road festival for years, founded by Somerset cider royalty, the Temperlys. “This is fun before money,” says Matilda Temperly. “I think that’s the charm of it.”
Merlin Jobst
9.30.16
bread

Sourdough Is a Status Symbol for Serious Bakers

The sourdough process is a lengthy one: nurturing your starter as if it were a pet, finding that “sour” taste, and baking for a perfectly aerated crumb.
Merlin Jobst
5.7.16
CHEFS

Meet the Chef Teaching Estonians to Dine for Pleasure

Chef Tõnis Siigur of Tallinn’s celebrated NOA restaurant sees it as his job to help Estonian diners enjoy food as form of entertainment—a very un-Soviet concept for a country that left communism just 25 years ago.
Merlin Jobst
4.14.16
VICE vs Video games

It's the Music That Makes The Legend of Zelda So Extraordinary

Koji Kondo's incredible score helped to position The Legend of Zelda as a mythology fit for the 21st century.
Merlin Jobst
11.11.15
Read

It’s Music That Makes Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda Series So Extraordinary

Koji Kondo's incredible score helped to position The Legend of Zelda as a mythology fit for the 21st century.
Merlin Jobst
11.11.15
meat

A Severed Pig’s Head Showed Me the Importance of Ethical Farming

A London curing company has started its own "meat school"—a butchery course on preparing and preserving the ‘other bits’ left behind in industrial meat production.
Merlin Jobst
4.16.15
Nordic cuisine

Discovering Real Nordic Cuisine in Iceland

Finnish chef Antto Melasniemi has a bone to pick with New Nordic cuisine. I followed him to Iceland, where he railed against what he believes are the luxurious, distinctly un-communal attitudes that are essentially incompatible with these countries...
Merlin Jobst
10.27.14
coffee

Coffee Beans Have Their Own Class System

Robusta coffee beans have been dogged by deep, long-standing prejudice in the java industry. One London company is hoping to spearhead a revival because global warming and increased international demand means quality coffee supplies can't come from...
Merlin Jobst
9.16.14