Posts made in September, 2011

Peach and Bourbon Wonderfulness

Posted on Sep 25, 2011 in Recipes | 2 comments

  It is almost too late to write this column–almost.  Peach season is winding down, but as of this writing I’m still getting sweet, local summer peaches in the market.  So move quickly.  You might need to get this done tonight. We begin, of course, with bourbon.  Maybe you’re not a big bourbon drinker; I never was, either.  I once made some sort of bourbon and baked brie appetizer for Thanksgiving and bought the smallest bottle I could, knowing I’d have no other use for the stuff. I was crazy.  I was wrong. Bourbon, if you’re not already acquainted with it, is a type...

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Vodka Tasting: We Must Suffer For Our Art.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 in Reviews | 1 comment

Because my next book involves plants and booze, I am required to spend a lot of money at liquor stores buying unusual spirits.  It’s terrible, I know, but this is the sort of grueling research writers must put themselves through.  My husband is no help:  as a rare book dealer, he has that obsessive collector’s mentality that makes him want to acquire one of everything so as to have a complete collection. So once he realized that we had vodka made of rye, wheat, barley, corn, and potato (Polish and Idaho), we had to get more!  What else is vodka made out of, he asked.  Grapes,...

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