Lets just jump straight into the holidays, shall we? As you may know, I’m a big fan of Nocino, the velvety, warming, sweet and nutty Italian liqueur made from green walnuts. In January, I gave you three ways I like to use Nocino – as an aperitif, in a milk punch, and in a citrus-and-chocolate-and-bourbon holiday bomb. Here’s another way I just discovered, in time for a friend’s holiday cocktail party where I plan on […]
Last week I was having drinks with coworkers (prior to seeing this movie, yeah!) and we, naturally, started talking about our favorite cocktails and what we make at home. A coworker’s fiancee mentioned that she’d like to figure out what she needs for a basic home bar, but didn’t know where to start. She mentioned that rye is her favorite spirit, and it immediately got me thinking about how I’d build a basic home bar, […]
Right after I finished grad school, I worked on a research project that studied how New Orleans was recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Though I spent most of the summer working from my home in San Francisco, I did get to spent two weeks that August in New Orleans, enough time to do some exploring and get a sort of sense for the city.