J. Fergus

J. Fergus

J. loves writing about the vices of life — decadent food, strong drinks, potent cannabis, and increasingly invasive incredible technology — as well as culture and relationships. You might have seen their name in Foodbeast, Tastemade, Chowhound, and The Spruce Eats. They use they and she pronouns, but they're always Mx. Fergus.

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Food & Drink

How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale

We’re all familiar with the mechanics of drinking, but not everyone is acquainted with the nuanced art of drinking absinthe.
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Why You Should Stop Putting Your Jeans in the Freezer

We take a closer look at the popular denim care myth and how should actually take care of your jeans.
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8 Best Tonic Waters Guaranteed to Make a Splash in Your Next Mixed Drink

These supermarket staples and craft tonic waters will elevate your G&Ts and much more.
Food & Drink

Black Is the New Black: 5 Stunning Charcoal Cocktails

Charcoal has found its way into your bathroom, food, and even your favorite drinks, but these charcoal cocktails can be just as dangerous as they look.
Food & Drink

How Neat: 8 Best Gins to Drink Straight

These complex botanical spirits stand on their own, but there's no judgment for adding a little ice.
Food & Drink

What are the Meat Sweats and How Can You Avoid Them?

Find out why your meaty meals leave you in a puddle of sweat and what you can do about it.