ABSINTHE COCKTAILS: Before you pour

ABSINTHE COCKTAILS: Before you pour

ABSINTHE COCKTAILS: BRANDS AND SUBSTITUTIONS Many of the cocktails in this book specify a particular absinthe. This reflects the specific flavor profile the recipe’s creator was going for, given the products that were available to him or her. You can substitute another well-made absinthe. When making substitutions, be prepared to adjust proportions of other ingredients … Read more

What is Good Food Anyway?

What is Good Food Anyway?

Do we know what makes a great meal these days? Or has our manic dependence on stars and science further confused our senses? What is Good Food Anyway? In the end, its criticism. No matter the prevarications and disclaimers, the excursions and asides, the conclusion of any piece of critical writing about food has to … Read more

Palm Oil

Palm Oil Processing

When you’re making up your shopping list, it’s a safe bet that palm oil doesn’t appear on it. In fact, you may not even be aware that you are eating it, or using it in your home. Yet this obscure, tropical ingredient turns up in one in every processed foods. It’s in everything from crisps, … Read more