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Random Wed Aug 15 2007

The Best-Ever Beverage Bottle

Neato SIGG bottleFor months, I've been contemplating whether or not to spend $20 on a water bottle. But after destroying a pretty nice cell phone and nearly drowning its replacement (twice) when my cheap plastic water bottle opened up in my bag, I decided it would be worth it.

I'm talking about those Swiss-made SIGG water bottles you see in Whole Foods and cute gift boutiques all around town. If you're considering getting one, do it. Here's why:

1. They don't spill. Really. I tried shaking mine, turning it upside down, knocking it around a bit in my bag, and everything stayed dry. Awesome.

2. You can fill them with beverages other than water.

3. They're super stylish.

4. They keep your drink cold. Really cold. I filled mine up with cold water in the evening, and early the next morning, the bottle was still cool to the touch.

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Tammy / August 15, 2007 7:33 AM

I use mine while biking. I can't stand the taste of those plastic bottles. The only problem is it rattles in the bottle cage. Ah well, I'd rather have tasty water!

Naz Hamid / August 23, 2007 12:52 PM

Another few notes about SIGG's:

5) They are completely recyclable, being made of aluminum.

6) If you dent or crack the exterior of the bottle (as one of mine are), it doesn't affect the interior as it is lined with a coating that protects the inside and is malleable -- moving along with any dents and conforming and giving where needed.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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