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The Bar Cart: Smoky Mint Ginger-Ade

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 20, 2014

“Certain combinations—ginger and smokiness, lemon and ginger, mint and lemon—are irresistible to me, and it’s hard to throw them together in one drink and not get a spectacular result.”

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A Truly American Meal (or Two) at Mitsitam Cafe

Guest Contributorby Guest Contributor May 15, 2014

“The National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian’s newest addition in D.C., went (way way) back to the basics for their Mitsitam Café, and they did such a good job that it’s worth visiting for the food alone. Mitsitam, which translates to “Let’s Eat” in the native language of the Delaware and Piscataway people, reinvigorates its menu with ingredients from the available harvest every solstice, but there are so many options that if you’re in the area you’ll want to visit more frequently than that.”

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A is for Absinthe: A Children’s ABC Book with a Twist

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 12, 2014

A is for Absinthe takes a loving but tongue-in-cheek look at the spirits industry, providing a colorful education on many of the tools and ingredients used in the trade with a child-friendly twist. Lara’s witty rhymes were tailor made for whimsical cartoons and illustrations, and it was a joy to draw a fantastic world of absinthe-sipping fairies, pirates who love tiki drinks, medieval monks making floral and fruit elixirs, and more.”

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Eating My Words: Franks and Beans To Take On the Road

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden May 6, 2014

“Those franks and beans were a message sent out to a future self—a self who might be speeding through Los Angeles or camping in Montana, slugging to-go coffee in New York or wandering down a highway in Louisiana. A message that said, wherever you are, whoever you are, you can eat this and imagine striking out on the road.”

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Tart Rhubarb Compote: Muted in Color But Not in Flavor

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 1, 2014

“A surefire way to make cooked rhubarb look like the prettiest girl at the prom (as Zeek Braverman would say) is to put it next to something even more visually unappetizing but even more irresistible to eat. For me, that’s paté.”

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Changing Times and Two Boots

Danielle Oteriby Danielle Oteri April 28, 2014

“This realization hit me in the gut two months ago as I sat in on a torn vinyl bench at Two Boots Pizzeria on Greenwich Avenue, watching St. Vincent’s Hospital being torn apart to be replaced by another round of luxury condos. New York is the New World capital of pizza, making it ever more ironic that Two Boots’ Louisiana-inspired pies are testament to a more community-minded city. “

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Hide Your Processed Cheese Slices

Casey Barberby Casey Barber April 24, 2014

“If I like it, I’ll happily eat it, watch it, listen to it, and tell you about it, with one notable exception: I secretly sneak processed cheese slices every chance I get.”

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Tapping In with a Pineapple-Chile Hefeweizen Cocktail

Casey Barberby Casey Barber April 21, 2014

“And while beer on its own is just dandy, the particular flavor profile of the wheat ale family makes it a prime candidate for goosing up in a beer cocktail. The beer’s de facto pairing is a lemon or orange wedge to complement the spicy notes of clove, coriander, and nutmeg and the sweet honey undertones in the brew.”

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Homemade Instant Coffee Mix: You Can Do It in Your Sleep

Casey Barberby Casey Barber April 14, 2014

“No matter how you like to store and serve your emergency coffee—just creamer for those mornings when you’ve still got beans to grind in the house, a pre-made mix for super-desperate days, or single servings to take to motels, campgrounds, beach houses, or other places where neither fresh coffee nor milk can be found—I’ve got a solution for you.”

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The Great Caper Caper! My Caper Obsession Yields An Addictively Briny Tuna Salad

Rebecca Peters-Goldenby Rebecca Peters-Golden April 10, 2014

“This recipe has completely invigorated tuna salad for me. While you can still stick it on a sandwich or salad, it’s actually flavorful enough that I have no problem eating it on its own, something I’d never do with plain old tuna + mayo.”

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