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The Urban Grocer

Caitlin spends her days scouring the globe for the world's coolest food finds. She is the founder of online food pop-culture mag, The Urban Grocer, and is a food writer, blogger, producer, television presenter and supper club chef. She lives between Europe and NY with her husband and their dog, Taco.

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Siete Pasos wine from Rioja, Spain

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 17 January 2013

Vintage hats, over-sized sunglasses and bountiful beards. No, we’re not talking about your local hipster hangout but a new series of Spanish wine. Hailing from the great vineyard-laden Rioja, Siete Pasos is a just-launched wine project that aims to bring together seven wines from different regions. Each bottle will be assigned an individual character, inspired […]

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The Breslin: a gastro-pub in New York

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 12 January 2013

If swine makes you swoon and carnivore is your middle name, this nose-to-tail, gastro-pub is calling. At The Breslin, the interior is dark, the ceilings high, and the tables covered with butcher paper. Start your meal with the Scotch Egg – a whole egg wrapped in sausage, breaded, and fried.

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CYAN’s baguette bag

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By The Urban Grocer in New Products on Thursday 20 December 2012

There’s something special about purchasing a fresh baguette while it’s still warm. A subtle yeasty steam rises from the paper-wrapped bread, its just-baked crust giving slightly, hinting at a pillowy interior. If you manage to not tear into it right then and there, patience is rewarded once home. Except in the winter.

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Wood-fired pizzas from the Del Poplo food truck

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By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Wednesday 28 November 2012

Food trucks, despite being innately transient, are clearly here to stay. Some boast unique concepts with good food at digestible prices. Others, are overrated. And some are pushing the boundaries of creativity in the kitchen all from a moving vehicle.

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Rucksack for the shaker-set community

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By The Urban Grocer in New Products on Friday 23 November 2012

Ever find yourself out on the town sans cocktail strainer just when you need it most? Thought so. And that’s where this new cocktail-friendly backpack and toolkit come to the rescue. From fledging company,Gin & Luck, comes their inaugural product, The Rucksack.

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Playful food tees by Brock Davis

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By The Urban Grocer in New Design on Tuesday 13 November 2012

A hamburger losing its condiments on the way to a nude beach. A watermelon seed skating along its rind. This sweet collection of tee shirts that comically personify our favorite foods is the exactly the kind of light-heartedness we’re craving this Wednesday afternoon. The work of artist and creative director, Brock Davis, these graphic kids tees imaginatively humanize foods, from meatballs to eggs, with bright bold colors and an endearing playfulness. If only they had adult sizes, too.

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Junk food for thought: Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi

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By The Urban Grocer in New Art on Monday 15 October 2012

Potato chips and corn snacks are transformed into contemporary art at the hands of Japanese artist, Koshi Kawachi. A one-time illustrator, Kawachi’s latest series includes 107 “Tasty Buddha” figurines carved out of Cheetos-like snacks, crispy noodle snacks pasted to a canvas, and broken potato chips embalmed using gold seams, mimicking a traditional method for repairing […]

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Food-inspired jewelry by Lara Ivachev

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By The Urban Grocer in New Design on Saturday 13 October 2012

My birthday is just a few weeks away and these brilliant food-inspired necklaces and bangles from Eat.Me.Do are high on my wish list. The woman behind these too-good-to-eat pretzels, fruit loops and dumplings on wearable chains is Melbourne-based designer, Lara Ivachev. Luckily, no matter where you are, you can purchase your own pickle or hotdog necklace on her Etsy shop.

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The Travelling Gin Co: serving drinks from a bike in London

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By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Monday 3 September 2012

Have gin, will travel. If you thought the whole coffee-on-a-bike concept was rad, you’re sure to fall in love with this roving bicycle bar. From Edward Godden and Joseph Lewis comes The Travelling Gin Co.: the latest recession-style mobile business to take to the streets.

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Yeastie Boys Digital IPA

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Monday 3 September 2012

Release the beer recipe! That’s the word on the lips of home brewers around the US who are eager to get their hands on President Obama’s White House Honey Ale recipe. Meanwhile, over in New Zealand, one company is ahead of the curve. Enter Yeastie Boys.

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Chocolate creations by Xocolatl de Davíd

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 29 August 2012

What do you get when foie gras meets chocolate hazelnut spread? Foietella, of course. From the imaginative mind of chocolatier, David Briggs and his fledgling online boutique Xocolatl de Davíd, comes this unexpected and delightful savory and sweet marriage.

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Juiceology: extraordinary all-natural soda

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 28 August 2012

Imagine a soda that has all of the flavor, complexity, and texture of your favorite glass of full-bodied red wine. Now imagine that soda is made of all-natural ingredients, with no refined sugars or artificial colours or flavors. And finally, picture that very same delicious beverage packaged inside a bottle that would set any design guru’s heart a-thumping. Time to pinch yourself? Hardly. Just crack open a cold bottle of Juiceology, and drink in the love.

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Sushiritto: a delicious sushi/burrito mashup

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 21 August 2012

Sushi? Burritos? If you’re living in California, working through this conundrum is probably engrained into your weekly routine. But thanks to one chef in San Francisco who just didn’t want to have to make that choice, now you don’t have to either. Sushiritto is the ultimate mash-up of burritos and sushi, where Latin flavors mingle with Asian ingredients.

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Sriracha Rooster Sauce lollipop

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 14 August 2012

In the food world, Sriracha Rooster Sauce is the must-have accessory du jour. This king of condiments kicks up any dish with its chilies and garlic ground into a smooth paste and tucked into an all too convenient squeeze bottle. It can – and does – go on just about everything, from cocktails to barbecue. And […]

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Charming ceramics by Argentine designer Lola Goldstein

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By The Urban Grocer in New Design on Tuesday 14 August 2012

There’s something super charming about these ceramics by Argentine designer, Lola Goldstein. From the smiling and frowning salt and pepper shakers to the cracked vegetable spice holders, each set is more delightful than the next. If you like your eggs soft boiled, the egg cups complete with grinning faces, a petite spoon, and a dedicated salt shaker promise to brighten up any breakfast table.

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