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Cookbook Review Redux: Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow

Last December 20, just before Christmas, I reviewed this wonderful book devoted to whiskey by supremo expert Warren Bobrow. Bad time of year, perhaps, to review a book because we are all so busy then. But now, with the Super Bowl upon us, beverages are a high concern. So I encourage you to look at…

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Cookbook Review: The Architecture of the Cocktail by Amy Zavatto

We’ve changed. The ways we communicate — and our abilities to understand communication — are evolving at breakneck speed. Have you ever read a Charles Dickens’ novel? You might want to try a page or two, or a paragraph or two. Actually, in 19th Century English literature, a paragraph can consume a page. Words and…

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Cookbook Review: Patisserie Maison by Richard Bertinet

You may know the name Richard Bertinet. This is, you see, his fifth book. His earlier books have won acclaim. So will this one. Particularly this one. Richard’s story is one that is not unique. it is a story of the path followed by some very noble predecessors. Born French. Trained French. Migrates to Britain.…

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Cookbook Review: Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow

I recently reviewed a magnificent cocktail book: Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Resotrative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails and Elixier by Warren Bobrow. I love those hrubs — mixtures of fruits or savories with sugar and vinegar — that give us new directions in cocktial creation. Bold new directions. Warrend is an expert on mixology: the current trends, the…

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