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Brian’s Cherry and Bourbon Celebration

  Bitters by Brad Thomas Parsons is filled lore, facts, and recipes. You’ve seen bitters in stores but now there literally is a blizzard of different bitters flavors out there for you to try. Bitters the book has ideas for using and making bitters, and other things too. Like cherry syrup. I blogged a couple…

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Very Sticky and Very Smokey Pork Ribs with Bourbon Glaze

m4s0n501 I’ve mentioned the new book Smoke & Spice by Valerie Aikman-Smith in a previous post. I enjoy the book’s presentation with its focus on sauces and seasonings rather than the meat. Everyone secretly eats BBQ for the sauce. Yes, yes you do. Don’t deny the truth here. I’m not asking for a confession or…

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Cookbook Review: Pure Vanilla Offering Vanilla Bourbon Maple Syrup

Mankind can probably never repay the Totonac Indians. Unfortunately, I don’t think there are any Totonacs left. In 1519, they were conquered by the Aztecs. Now, the Aztecs did take prisoners, but only so they could take their hearts. So, I’m afraid there are no descendants left. They were clever people. Orchid lovers. Foodies. Somehow,…

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Peaches and Bourbon: A Summer Cocktail

  I am a rum and tequila person. Those are the spirits that move me. Literally. Bourbon and whiskey? I get confused. I drink them rarely and off the top of my head, I can’t tell you which is which. I know, it’s embarrassing. But I take refuge in the fact that confusion about the…

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