Enjoy your Aperol Spritz—or other colorful cocktail—in this fish-shaped stemware. The shape is actually not the Japanese clownfish, the species of orange-and-white-striped hero of Finding Nemo. Instead, it’s the infamous Japanese blowfish, or fugu. If blowfish isn’t prepared properly, lethal amounts of the poison tetrodotoxin, which exists in its inner organs, will leak into the […]

Diet Tips

[1] Glass gem corn (photos #1 and #2 © Jan and Peggy | Creative Commons). [2] Close-up on the husks. [3] Close-up on the jewel-like kernels (photos #1 and #2 © Gnotalex | Creative Commons).   The harvesting and drying of certain corn varieties is a harbinger of the fall season: When you start seeing […]

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[1] A mezcal cocktail rimmed with a deep half rim, a blend of chipotle and black lava salt (at Olmsted | Brooklyn). [2] A full rim covering just the top of the glass, with two different seasonings: half salt, half Tajin (at Alma Cocina Latina | Baltimore). [3] A Thai Margarita rimmed with a blend […]

Diet Tips