Holiday Cocktails and other Stories

If you have checked out my Podcasts page then you know that I’m a big fan of Gastropod, hosted by Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley.  One of my favorite episodes, The Cocktail Hour, goes into the history and science behind the cocktail or mixology – “the first legitimate American culinary art”. The art of mixology may be the first American endeavor into the world of culinary delights … Continue reading Holiday Cocktails and other Stories

The Most Thought Provoking Time of the Year

It is time!  For the yarn, for the tinsel, for the wrappers, and…? In more recent history, Christmas was not an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870. It is here! And it is the most disturbing time of the year – The Holiday. The origins of The Holiday, Christmas, are muddied by conspiracy and perhaps, some blood letting. In more recent … Continue reading The Most Thought Provoking Time of the Year