Can socks have a PhD?

I have to warn you that if you are outraged at paying $15 for a pair of socks many times over the course of your lifetime you should not even try SmartWool's Phd running socks. They aren't exclusively for outdoor atheletes. The socks are lightweight and made of Merino wool…

NPR Blacklists 'Sexist'

If you're searching for articles on sexism you won't be doing it with NPR's search engine. Typing "Sexism" or "Sexist" into NPR returns a blank page. Typing in other controversial or slang words yields the same response. Why bother?…

Manchego growing in popularity

Sheep's milk. It doesn't evoke a great image and as someone who grew up with sheep grazing pasture I should know. Sheep are dirty, but so are all the other animals we consume. As far as Chicago goes Manchego cheese is the new Goat cheese. Goat cheese is quite a…

And the award goes to...

Award shows are frou frou entertainment. I don't understand why men in particular watch and report back on it. Women love to comment on what other women are wearing and the men sit and pick from a small basket of things that they can comment on: "Oh yes, I thought…

Père Jacques

After a few times in my fridge I'm finding the explosive sweetness of this Dubbel offensive. There are many unique beers but it's rare to find a beer that can last five or six cycles of shopping. …

Kasteel Rouge

This is the only fruit beer I like. The cherries in this Dutch born ale are perfectly paired with a higher ABV of 8%. High ABV beers with dominant flavors have the chance to be the middle ground between the subtle notes present in wine and the overpowering extract in…