Food

Roccbox Will Rock Your Pizza Craving.

I think I need this. No I know I need this. Not only does it look amazing, but the concept is simply brilliant.

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Roccbox name says it all, it´s a stone in a boxthat gets really hot very fast. This way you get stone baking properties. Not only that, this is portable thanks the compact size so you can take it pretty much anywhere. According to the video below you can bake a 12 inch pizza in just over 90 seconds thanks to an internal temperature of 932 degrees farenhite (500c). The special burner enables the inside to heat up in around 15 minutes, which is really quite fast. The stone on the inside is a refractory stone, which is ideal to preserve and disperse heat through out the cooking chamber. Roccbox features spatial insulation materials, and a silicone outer coating so you won´t get burned if you ever touch its surface. It comes with a wood burner, gas burner thermometer, a pizza peel and a recipe book. I love the part in the video where he is cooking a steak in a cast iron skillet in this thing. They reached funding on Indigogo so this thing is available for order in a handful of countries including the USA.

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The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas.

It’s Friday the thirteenth, and twelve days until Christmas. What better way to tell your superstitious fears to take a hike, than by having a cocktail! There are twelve cocktail recipes on the image below. Some are easy, some are a bit more involved. All of them are doable. All of them are tasty. So, Mix them up, drink them down, and have some holiday cheer.

Sorry about the image size. It’s fairly large so you can actually read the tiny type on it.

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Behold the Meaty Goodness! Salami Notes for Memory Keeping.

There is something ridiculously great about “Salami Notes“. Why use a simple Post It note when you can peel off a slice of meaty goodness, scrawl your message and leave behind the tasty morsel.

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Hiop Salami Notes are the “Gourmet Memo” according to the label and package, which is designed to look like a tasty Italian cured meat product covered in rind and wrapped in  string. I know what I’ll be getting people for Christmas.

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Man Make Fire, Man Cook Meat.

Summer means grilling steaks outside. I should clarify that. Summer means grilling steaks outside for me until it gets to damn hot. Then I retreat to the cool air-conditioned environment I’ve become accustomed to. The thing is, I like grilled steak. I just hate the idea of using an indoor smokeless grill. There is a solution though, SteakStones.

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SteakStones are very good looking slab that is designed to make cooking the steak both entertaining and impart flavor to what ever you are grilling. Think of them as a portable teppanyaki table for your home. The Steakstone slab gets heated in the oven, and then retains it’s cooking heat for up to 30 minutes, which is more than enough time to prepare any number of meat or vegetable dishes on it. Sizes range from small for individual portions to extra large for grilling several steaks at once.

Star Spangled Spatulas.

Everyone needs a “Star Spangled Spatula” on the Fourth of July. What better way to say “Happy Birthday America” than charing Old Glory into a meaty beef patty.This also goes on my want list. I love the stainless steel and wood version. It just makes me feel all manly, and American. Man make fire, man grill meat, man salute flag.

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Areaware is selling these American beauties in both stainless steel, and nylon. Designed by Jacob Riley-Wasserman who grew up in rural Greenwich, New Jersey, these spatulas reflect his large imagination which has been refined by advanced education from Rhode Island School of Design, and NYU.

“Hand fabricated by one of the oldest and most-respected cutlery manufacturer in the United States using energy harvested from Massachusetts’ Deerfield River, this spatula pays homage to the USA’s stars and stripes, as well as our country’s love affair with outdoor grilling. Crafted of solid walnut and stainless steel, the Star Spangled Spatula’s use of quality materials, along with its patriotic vernacular, make it a pop design classic. It is perfect for any backyard barbecue and will last a lifetime”.

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Taco Republic Truck. Follow and Go Get Your Taco On.

Sometimes you go to lunch and you  get lunch. Other times you go to lunch and you get something you want to shout about. Today, I got the shout about lunch. I want to give a hat tip to Bread and Butter Concepts, Brad Gilmore, and the folks running the Taco Republic truck that is serving up tasty good street tacos around Kansas City.

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If you haven’t tried it yet, you need to give them a shot. It’s seriously good. You can find out where the truck is going to be by following them on Twitter, and if you wait just a few more weeks you’ll be able to go to the physical restaurant they are opening in Mission at the corner of County Line Road and Mission Road, across from Oklahoma Joe’s.

Eight Tasty Summer Cocktails.

Sticking with my summer theme, and adding to the drink theme from earlier, here are 8 recipes for tasty summer time adult libations. Some simple, some sweet, some smooth. All very delicious.

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