Pudding and beer journals and Bonarda wine and She Sells Seaweed and local artisanal vodkas
What you missed this month
Too often, news in the few short weeks that make up February is monopolized by heart-shaped sentiment or beer-induced sport frenzies, and other things of note aren't given their due. So now that the chocolate-covered dust has settled, we're giving our favorite February finds one more pass:
• The consequences of dedicated beer drinking go beyond "goggles"--like how to remember which delicious bottles we consumed the previous evening. This little tool will help jog your memory about every sudsy detail.
• A lunch box favorite gets glamorous as chefs across the country dress up their puddings with sophisticated flavors.
• Look no further for a wine to drink with tonight's dinner: Brought to your table by way of Argentina (where it rivals the popular Malbec) and Italy, bottles of up-and-comer grape Bonarda are ripe for the drinking.
• The fields may be barren this time of year, but one farmer is looking to an unlikely source for an abundance of vitamin-rich produce: the bottom of the ocean.
• We've been saying for months that vodka is underappreciated: Thanks to some inventive distillers, this much-maligned spirit is finally getting an innovative and delicious makeover.