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Aimee Levitt
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Aimee Levitt is associate editor of The Takeout.
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As dietician Jamie Nadeau recently pointed out—on TikTok, where else?—1,200 calories a day is not enough to sustain an adult human, even a delicate little female. Read more

Jan 16
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I was a manager at a liquor store in Dallas and one quiet afternoon this very tall, very cool man strolled in. My coworker and I greeted him, he said “hey” and strolled right past us, straight to the whiskey section, plucked a fifth of Crown Royal off the shelf, and then strolled right past us again and out of the Read more

Jan 15
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We too had the enormous late 70s microwave. So big my dad had to build a special extension to the counter top. We immediately “baked” a potato. It was like we were on the Jetsons.

Jan 14
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I remember our first microwave in the mid 80's. Similar as you were saying took up the whole counterspace next to the sink. The big 1.5 cubic foot model from Montgomery Ward that was very common in my neighborhood’s homes in suburban Chicago. We got the fancy one with a meat probe for cooking a roast. Read more

Jan 13
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Daiya makes a vegan mac sauce that resembles the texture/taste of velveeta. It’s pretty good.

Jan 11
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My dog didn’t beg. He would just take the food off my daughter’s plate when she was a toddler. Pizza especially. She got better at keeping her plate safe and he eventually just gave up. But if we weren’t in the room, that was obviously an invitation to chow away. RIP, buddy.

Jan 8
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I’m glad that the conservatives have a place to eat food that’s as bland as they are.

Jan 8
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loved this! “The day I realized I could drink coffee and actually enjoy it, which happened the summer I was 24, felt like one of the great coming-of-age moments of my life. At last I was a woman! No longer would I go out for “coffee” and order hot chocolate or a caffeinated milkshake. I would have coffee, by god, and Read more

Jan 8
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It had a rich flavor that tasted closer to the way it smelled than a lot of other coffees” — actually, that’s the best description of good coffee I think I’ve ever read. Not pretentious at all. I love black coffee, but it always smells better than it tastes, even when it tastes great. I am psyched to try Tchibo, and Read more

Jan 8
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I was excited to see a Tchibo story! I live in Austria and a joke in my family is to call Tchibo the "warm store" because they sell a puzzling assortment of things that make you... Warm. Coffee, socks, scarves, hats, mittens, excercize equipment, etc. It's kind of bizarre, and I have only ever had prepared coffee Read more

Jan 7
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When I was growing up Tchibo was a chain of mid grade coffee stalls but in the 80s they had phenomenal success selling weird random crap in their stores, nobody could figure out what they would add to their offerings and stuff would sell out and disappear. Coffee became an afterthought for them but I guess a lot has Read more

Jan 7
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My wife has worked almost-exclusively for German manufacturing firms, so there’s an unwritten rule that every German visitor brings Tchibo and every US host buys steaks. It’s a win/win, but with our bean/beef exchange halted by COVID, Tchibo’s launch in Chicagoland was a welcome surprise. Read more

Jan 7
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I love Tchibo, a co-worker brought it in several years ago, and I’ve been ordering it from Amazon ever since. I go with the feine milde version, I tried some others and didn’t like it as much. I still put cream in it, I look forward to it being more widely available.