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12 Architectural Gingerbread Houses That Are Definitely Not Cookie-Cutter via Dwell

December 7th, 2019 No comments
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A Bartender’s Library – An Online, Searchable Library for the Bartending Profession via EUVS Library

December 3rd, 2019 No comments
A Bartender's Library - An Online, Searchable Library for the Bartending Profession via euvslibrary.com

THE BARTENDING PROFESSION has a rich and varied history that only recently has come to light during the past two decades. Vintage cocktail and distillation books filled with recipes, techniques, and management procedures are being unearthed and collected at an unprecedented pace.

For the new generations of bartenders these rare volumes, dating from the 1820s through the 1940s, are financially out of reach. However, these sources of research are crucial to career development and creative inspiration as well as to personal advancement in a profession that has rediscovered a justifiable sense of pride and purpose.

Over the coming year, we will make available free, digitised versions of these classics that you can read online and search in a user-friendly, page-through format. With over 1,000 volumes at our access, we need your help in deciding which volumes you find most important to you as a bar professional.

Read EUVS Digital Collection – An Online, Searchable Library for the Bartending Profession via euvslibrary.com



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History: How Britain fought Hitler with humour via BBC

December 2nd, 2019 No comments
It’s a late night in London in 1940, and Austrian exile Robert Lucas is writing at his desk. Bombs are raining down on the city every night, Hitler’s army is winning throughout Europe and the invasion of England has become a genuine prospect. In spite of the air-raid sirens and, as he put it “the hell’s noise of the war machinery” going off all around him, Lucas is focused on the job at hand: to “fight for the souls of the Germans”. He is composing a radio broadcast aimed at citizens of the Third Reich. But this is not a passionate plea for them to come to their senses. This is an attempt to make them laugh.
 
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The Fall-Inspired Sheet Pan Gnocchi We’re Making All Season Long via The Kitchn

November 13th, 2019 Comments off
This sounds like something to try. I could imagine using sweet potatoes instead of the squash, which I don’t  like as much. Certainly an Autumn comfort meal. — Douglas
 
With the holiday season quickly approaching, our schedules are only getting busier — and trying to squeeze in dinner between all the hustle and bustle can be challenging. Enter: this quick sheet pan dinner. Roasting the gnocchi in the oven means you get to skip the step of boiling it altogether, which not only results in a faster, less messy meal, but it also yields crispy, caramelized potato nuggets that are arguably much tastier.
Read The Fall-Inspired Sheet Pan Gnocchi We’re Making All Season Long via The Kitchn



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5 DIY Macro Photography Hacks for Stunning Macro Photos (on a Budget) via Digital Photography School

November 2nd, 2019 Comments off

Do you want to take stunning macro photos…

…on a budget?

In this article, I’m going to show you exactly how you can capture amazing macro photos (without breaking the bank). You’ll discover 5 DIY macro photography hacks which you can use for consistently gorgeous images.

Read 5 DIY Macro Photography Hacks for Stunning Macro Photos (on a Budget) via Digital Photography School



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The Live Wildfire Camera Network via Google Maps Mania

October 26th, 2019 Comments off
An important resource as we work through this difficult fire season. — Douglas
 
The ALERTWildfire system uses live cameras to detect, locate and confirm wildfires. The system can also be used to monitor fire behavior and help firefighters tackle fires on the ground. The ALERTWildfire system is being developed by a consortium of the University of Nevada, the University of California and the University of Oregon. The system is currently operational in a number of locations in California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon.
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Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road via Vox

October 25th, 2019 Comments off
Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road via Vox
Route 66 has gained a reputation as the United States of America’s most famous road. How did that happen, and why does it still matter? As the above video shows, there are a lot of reasons.

In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the history of the road and the textures of its present, from the road itself to the roadside attractions along the way to the people who enjoy its diversions and those who help maintain them. It reveals a road that’s changed a lot over the decades but remains vital in unexpected ways.

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The Other Woodstock via Smithsonian Libraries / Unbound

October 22nd, 2019 Comments off
Woodstock the event was actually held in Bethel, a neighboring town in upstate New York. Woodstock itself wasn’t even considered as a site for the festival. According to Woodstock the Oral History (1989) the only connection between the concert and the town is that the event’s promoters originally considered building a music studio in Woodstock, NY and incorporated under the name Woodstock Ventures. So what about the other Woodstock? Though it didn’t host the eponymous music festival, Woodstock, NY had been home to a thriving art colony since the early 1900s.
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My Fall Starter Pack Is Just Bottles of This Aperitivo via Bon Appétit

October 18th, 2019 Comments off

I’m a Fall Person. Once the temperature drops to 70 degrees, I break out my coziest coats and bake every apple- or pumpkin-based dessert we have on the BA website. But I’m not a Fall Drink Person. Meaning I’m not into “fall”-flavored things, like pumpkin-infused cold brews and maple-spiked ciders, because they never seem to taste like what they’re supposed to be emulating. Have the people behind them ever even tasted a pumpkin before?!

But once I got my hands on a bottle of Don Ciccio & Figli’s Ambrosia, I found my Fall Drink.

Read My Fall Starter Pack Is Just Bottles of This Aperitivo via Bon Appétit

 


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On the Hunt for National Treasures With America’s Archive Detective via Atlas Obscura

October 15th, 2019 Comments off
An amazingly interesting article on the lost treasures of the National Archives and the hunt to return them. — Douglas
 
 

Mitch Yockelson knows what’s missing by heart. There’s an arsenal of diamond-encrusted daggers, swords, and scabbards gifted to Harry Truman by a Saudi prince and the Iranian shah—all stolen from his presidential library in 1978. There’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s official White House portrait. It went missing in a move. And there’s a batch of Abraham Lincoln’s telegrams that just up and vanished.

Yockelson, the investigative archivist for the U.S. National Archives, is unlikely to find any of these priceless historical treasures in a fluorescent-lit hall on the Maryland state fairgrounds. The annual Maryland Antique Arms Show brings together hundreds of dealers peddling all types of military antiques and ephemera. There, men toting bayonets for sale peruse table after table of old uniforms, yellowed discharge papers, and bowls of ammunition. Yockelson attends shows like this two or three times a year, in addition to scouring online auctions and following tips, on the hunt for lost Americana that rightfully belongs to the U.S. government.

Read On the Hunt for National Treasures With America’s Archive Detective via Atlas Obscura



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