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Grapes of the Amazon: Like the Mangosteen, But Way Better

J. Kenji López-Alt 33 comments

Wandering through the Colombian/Peruvian Amazon, my wife and I discovered what the locals called uvas. It translates literally as "grapes," but these were nothing like normal grapes. Though similar to mangosteens, they're better in pretty much every way—better packaging, single-serving size, easy to peel, very similar flavor, and at least deep in the Amazon, a fraction of the cost. Of course, now the big problem is they're probably not available anywhere near where you live (whomp). More

Spoof of 'The Raven,' About a Jug of Milk

Erin Zimmer 3 comments

[Amazon] If you struggled through the allegories and poetic structure of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven in class, maybe you'll do better with the milk version. It's actually an Amazon product review for Tuscan Whole Milk that's been floating around the internet for a bit, but we still find it pretty funny. It starts: Once upon a mid-day sunny, while I savored Nuts 'N Honey, With my Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 gal, 128 fl. oz., I swore As I went on with my lapping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at the icebox door. 'Bad condensor, that,' I muttered, 'vibrating the icebox door - Only this, and nothing more.' The raven gets replaced... More

Free Cook's Illustrated Cookbook for Amazon Kindle: Reason to Buy?

Ed Levine 25 comments

Amazon is offering an exclusive Kindle download through a partnership with America's Test Kitchen. The Cook's Illustrated How-to-Cook Library will be available free for the Kindle starting February 24. More

Amazon's New Video On Demand Service Offers Decent Food Shows, Movies

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From the left: an episode of Top Chef; Pressure Cook. For those of you who love the big and small screens: last week, Amazon announced Video On Demand, a PC and Mac-compatible service that provides instantly watchable content of TV shows and movies, with some available for rental ($2-4) and purchase (around $10). You can also buy complete seasons of TV shows for a discounted price. After clicking around a while and finding some quality food programming, my computer almost froze up and I discovered some of the service's quirks. The most annoying feature is that video previews play without warning. Some content can only be watched online and saved in "Your Video Library," while others can't and must... More

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