Category Archives: libation

Liberté, Égalité, Etc…

My friend Greg recently treated me to a dinner at Church & State in downtown LA. He didn’t tell me where we were going, and I swear that one of the streets we drove down was the same one where … Continue reading

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Samosas: Pied, Not Fried

While a samosa is more properly a dumpling than it is a pie, these traditionally triangular puffs of golden goodness filled with vegetables and the spices of the east can conceivably be compared to a fried pie or empanadas. Though … Continue reading

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The Bronx and Staten Island, too…

In previous posts, I have waxed upon such cocktails as the Sazerac, the Old Fashioned–these two are similar enough to be almost interchangeable, and both argue the place of the “original” cocktail, the Sazerac being a more localized choice until recent … Continue reading

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Award Winning Parties

Tayreze asked: WWJD – Do you have any suggestions for Oscar fare? That is an interesting question and a timely one, as the Oscars will be upon us in less than a week. Oscar fare suggests an Oscar party, which … Continue reading

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Flaubert spent 10 years on Madame Bovary

My friend Thistle reminded me of a recent dinner I had via a post comment he left for me. Thistle and I enjoyed an adventurous late summer evening in The Vegas, but that’s for another post. Like Flaubert before me, … Continue reading

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Size Does Matter

At least in the world of ice cubes and cocktails. Beyond that, to each his own. I’m a recent convert to jumbo ice cubes. The larger mass of ice keeps the drink colder and melts more slowly than smaller or … Continue reading

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Scott would be proud

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”–F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great … Continue reading

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