Bottle up the Stigma

Normalizing Cannabis One Sip at a Time

Written by: Abby Read

The folks over at California Dreamin’ think it’s time to get casual with cannabis, so much so that the family-operated cannabis soda company launched a “Parents Appreciation Week” yesterday geared toward challenging the stigma surrounding the plant. Until November 25, customers who bring a parent into a participating California dispensary and purchase two bottles of […]

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A Spicy Take on Tradition: Formosa Hot Sauce

A family business that can handle the heat

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Although Formosa Hot Sauce is made in Campbell, California, the recipe for the original Formosa Hot Sauce comes from Aquila, Michoacán, in Mexico, where Owner Julio Lopez’s brother-in-law was given the recipe by his grandmother. The recipe made its way to the Bay Area, where it was served at a restaurant called MacDougal in Menlo […]

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Food Huggers

Food Huggers

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

It’s a well-known fact (at least for us) that when a recipe calls for one onion—like for chili, say—you only use half an onion unless you want a dish that’s onion with a side of chili; then you put the onion half in the fridge and it goes bad and that’s the end of that.

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1883 Maison Routin Yuzu Citron Syrup

1883 Maison Routin Yuzu Citron Syrup

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

1883 Maison Routin, a 130-year-old company based in Chambéry, in the heart of the French Alps, makes syrups that will class up any drink, alcoholic or otherwise.

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