Monday, June 10, 2013

Whip It Good

I've gotten spoiled by our new Nespresso machine and was craving some foamy milk for my coffee today at work. I figured there'd be a tip on the ol' Internet to make foamed milk without a machine that's specially designed for the task. Well, it's kind of obvious, but an effective technique is to vigorously shake some milk up in a jar and then heat it up in the microwave. The issue is that this works extremely well and you need a good amount of room left in the jar before warming since it gets very foamy and voluminous and can easily bubble over. Once the milk is warmed, you need to spoon to foam out. Otherwise it just stays in the jar when you pour your milk into your coffee.


Monday, June 3, 2013


A Sad Day (Ein Trauriger Tag)

Back in 2007, we told you about a gloriously long, German word, while reviewing Lincoln Rd's Hofbrau Haus -

But my friend, Andreas Roman Heiss, who knows his German sh*t, just emailed me this devastasting news -

Germany's longest word - Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz - a 63-letter long title of a law regulating the testing of beef, has officially ceased to exist.