Tcho is still developing their signature recipe, and have been tweaking things for the last several months. In this case, sample A was fruitier and had a nicer flavor, but it was chalky and I didn't like the texture. However sample B had a really smooth texture, with a deep chocolate aftertaste, but wasn't flavorful. I ended up voting for A, but noted that B had a better texture. Some of my friends voted for B because while they liked the flavor, they didn't like the chalkiness of A. So tell me, which would you have voted for? Is texture more important, or is flavor?
There's something really fun about having a pillow shaped like a huge hambone. This is thinking of the folks behind Sweet Meats, an online pillow creator and retailer. Their sweet meats are available in several different types — including hambone, porky chop, and racka ribs — and they even sell instructions on how to make your own. Personally I'm a big fan of the t-shirt. What meat lover wouldn't want a cute pink tee with the words "Meat is Sweet" ($14.99) emblazoned on it?
This year I saw their booth at Maker Faire, and while it wasn't the first time I'd seen them, I wanted to make sure you got to see them too.
So tell me, would you bring sweet meat into your home?
At this year's Maker Faire, there were so many geeky goodies to check out, I seriously felt like a kid in a homemade candy shop. Held at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds in the SF Bay Area over the weekend, this is the place to show off your homemade inventions, crafts, and projects for the world to see. I love fun DIY projects, and even sometimes like to attempt something new myself, but these guys are totally on top of their game and would put me to shame any day!
I saw a few big hits from last year, and a lot of new eye candy to boot, so check out my slideshow and experience the Maker Faire for yourself!
I spent a good chunk of this weekend geeking out with geeksugar at the 2008 Maker Faire. While there I noticed a booth called "Secret Eating Society" and told geek she'd know where to find me if we got separated.
The Secret Eating Society is a group of Bay Area foodie hipsters who are putting out a quarterly journal of adventurous eats. (There's no word on where you can buy the journals, but you can send them an email and I'm sure they'll let you know.) They also have events around the area, including this booth at Maker Faire. Their booth was selling offal tacos — whole roasted pig and braised lamb cheeks — as well as hibiscus-mint coolers.
To celebrate the fact that Cinco de Mayo was just around the corner — not to mention the fact that I actually love weird meats — I ordered one of their tacos. And as much as I hate to say the pun you're all thinking, the braised lamb cheeks taco was indeed "offally" good.
So tell me, what do you think of a secret eating society? Would you join if it was in your area?
This past weekend tens of thousands of geeks and crafters from across the country crowded into the San Mateo fairgrounds (south of San Francisco) for the third annual Maker Faire, which has quickly become a geek Mecca. The event is a two-day extravaganza that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects, crafts, robots, and general geekery.
I will be bringing you coverage and stories throughout the week, but here is a preview of all the fantastic goodies!
You've heard of movers and shakers. Well, these days, there's a group of people gaining ground called makers...or DIY-ers (Do It Yourself). Artists, craftspeople, and all around makers of cool stuff will be celebrated in San Mateo, California May 19 & 20th at the Maker Faire. Sample inventions? It would be hard to beat the Puppy Mover Monorail, seen above.