Pub in DC Bans Tipping

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Pub in DC Bans Tipping
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The Public Option is a new brewpub that will be open in Washington, DC by late summer or early fall. But according to the Washington City Paper, it will also be unique: it will ban customers from tipping and instead simply pay its workers a living wage.

Wine Tips: Decanting in a Blender!

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Wine Tips: Decanting in a Blender!
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Last year, the chef and former Microsoft chief technology officer released "Modernist Cuisine at Home" (The Cooking Lab; $140; 456 pages), a scientific cooking tome that teaches intrepid home cooks to emulsify and sous vide in the comfort of their own kitchens.

In it, Myhrvold declares that the best way to decant even a prized or aged wine is to whip it with an immersion blender for 30 to 60 seconds.