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International Beer Day

Today is International Beer Day (for those 21 and up, of course). In honor of the sudsy, hoppy, all-around-good delight, I dug up a couple of stories by Dwell Kitchen editor Miyoko Ohtake. The first is on Beer Craft by William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill, which features easy-to-read recipes on how to brew your own beer along with little bits of history on the drink. "Most books are written for making five gallons at a time, which is a lot" Bostwick says. "Our book focuses on small, one-gallon batches you can easily make on your stove." The other slideshow features vintage beer can designs from Beer: A Genuine Collection of Cans by John Russo. Whether you're into porters, stouts, pilsners, or ales, Happy International Beer Day and Happy Reading.
August 5, 2011
Egg Press Recipe Cards

Egg Press Recipe Cards

When you make a good meal, you want to share it (or at least keep the recipe on file for future dinner parties). Portland, Oregon-based letterpress company Egg Press has designed a new series of recipe cards to help you do so in an ever-so-elegant way.
July 22, 2011
Amys Kitchen Table avocado mango fennel salad

Avocado, Mango & Fennel Salad

Nearly all high-end kitchen appliance manufacturers invite celebrity chefs to their showrooms to make epicurean magic on their respective products. Bosch takes another interesting approach: having a regular you-and-me (named Amy) shop at the weekend farmers' markets, cook dishes with the ingredients using Bosch appliances, and share her recipes on the company's microsite Amy's Kitchen Table.
July 21, 2011
Chipotle's new design by <a href="http://www.architectureoutfit.com/">Architecture Outfit</a> features many contemporary touches like laser cut patterns in its walls and high stools at communal tables.

Spicing Things Up

Chipotle’s recent approach to restaurant design aims to transform the traditionally tasteless experience of eating fast food into something more refined.
July 20, 2011
restaurant design

An Introduction to Restaurant Design

Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and Roman banquets. However, although taverns and inns had always existed, the restaurant as an institution didn’t fully emerge until the 17th century. The word “restaurant” initially appeared in the 16th century, meaning a restorative broth, but by 1771 the term had mutated to refer to an “establishment specializing in the sale of restorative foods” as well. Like so much in culinary history, the Parisians owned the sophisticated version of the concept as American and British visitors marveled at the phenomenon.
July 19, 2011
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Words You Should Know for Restaurants

Listed below are some useful words for the experienced diner.
July 19, 2011
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Food Court Gourmet

No need to brave the teeming throngs only to score a slice at Sbarro: These hopping food malls are as haute as can be.
July 19, 2011
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Cultivating Good Taste

Grown, harvested, prepped, and cooked all in the same place, farm-to-table fare is coming to a city near you.
July 19, 2011
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Tomorrow’s Specials

Slide into that booth or belly up the bar to learn what’s next for restaurant design. You’ll know before the maître d’ does.
July 19, 2011
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