1. BOOZE BRIDGE
NPR tells the story behind the most improbable place for storing bottles—a bridge. “A Sip of History: The Hidden Wine Cellars Under The Brooklyn Bridge” serves up some fascinating nostalgia.
2. FAST FOOD
Between 2009 and 2015, three million people have bought electric pressure cookers—most of them just in the last couple years. Why? In The New York Times’ “Why Do Cooks Love the Instant Pot? I Bought One to Find Out”, Melissa Clark dishes on the appliance’s pros and cons.
3. FASTER FOOD
Here’s a neat concept: “Fresh-made food from (gasp!) a vending machine!” Ottawa Magazine profiles LUNCHBOX, created by Tim Van Dyke, owner of LUNCH catering, which operates eight locations around the nation’s capital.
4. GOURMET DEALS
Winterlicious, the annual two-week restaurant festival, is on. It’s a great encouragement to get out there and try a bunch of new spots, all on at budget-friendly prices. NOW Magazine helpfully provides tips for those among us who haven’t made reservations yet: “20 last-minute picks for Winterlicious 2017.”
5. PANS AND PENS
Niagara food columnist and Modello contributor Tiffany Mayer gives props to some of her own favourite reads in “Five Niagara food bloggers to bookmark now”, published in local paper St. Catherines Standard.