Last Friday night, I was in Louisville, KY finishing up a week-long distillery trek at an awesome craft spirits sampler at the Distilled Spirits Epicenter. One week to the day later, I’ll get to see Mr. Ralph Erenzo, distiller and partner at Tuthilltown Spirits, again and sip on his lovely small-batch bourbons and such at the kick-off Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala at the New York Public Library.
We got our hands delightfully dirty making this issue—and hope you’ll have just as much fun digging in.
Last week, New Yorkers sipped from beakers and toasted with test tubes at the World Science Festival Gala. Over hors d’oeuvres, dinner and desserts prepared with carbon dioxide tanks, high-speed evaporators and centrifuges, attendees celebrated the 60th anniversary of James D. Watson’s co-discovery of the structure of DNA.
Soon, very soon, growing edible things will emerge from the soil, spreading locavore joy throughout the land. Among these early crops, ramps–those garlic-scented slender bulbs that taste like onions and make a million dishes more delicious–have garnered such a following, there’s a whole festival dedicated to celebrating their arrival.
With the burst of warm weather earlier this week, it feels like something must be growing out there, right? Sadly, it’s still a bit soon for those first spring crops to hit the Greenmarkets. Until they do, here’s a terrific recipe that will tickle your taste buds and get you through the last, long stretch of early spring.
If this warm, then cold, then warm, then freezing weather has affected you like it has us, your throat is aching and you feel more like cuddling up under a blanket than picnicking in the park. This recipe for Warm Spiced Ginger Tea is the perfect remedy for the where-is-spring blues.
With carbon footprints and fourth-floor walkups to consider, companies like SodaStream have tapped into a huge market with their home carbonators. Now thirsty New Yorkers can pour cold glasses of bubbly water whenever they want with the help of these eco-friendly machines, for only pennies per glass.
Sure, we were in Brooklyn and it was a cold winter’s eve, but nestled inside the Brooklyn Brewery last Wednesday night at How To Prepare a Mexican Feast, we might as well have been in Mexico…at least as far as our stomachs were concerned.
It feels like we’ve been counting down the days to Good Spirits, our annual cocktail and food pairing extravaganza, FOREVER. But it’s finally almost here! Only six more days until we’ll be sipping cocktails that transport us to warm, sunny beaches and devouring pork belly sliders, Island Creek oysters and so much more.
The theme for this year’s TEDx Manhattan conference, “Changing the Way We Eat,” couldn’t be dearer to our hearts: to explore the food system as we shift to a more sustainable way of eating and farming. Sadly for us (and most of you) tickets are way sold out. The good news is we can all tune in to the conference online here where it will be livestreaming this Saturday, February 16th, from 10:30am – 6:00pm.
Edible Manhattan and Grey Goose Vodka invite you to stop by your neighborhood wine shop on Thursday, February 7th at 5 p.m. to enjoy free cocktails handcrafted by local bartenders.
Black Dirt Bourbon is a dry, almost chocolaty whiskey with loads of local character, owning to the dark, famously fertile soil left behind by receding glaciers 12,000 years ago.