MCC Alert! Sippin’ NY State Crafty-Stylie with Tuthilltown’s Ralph Erenzo

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.

EDIBLE GLIMPSES: Sipping from Beakers and Toasting with Test Tubes at the World Science Festival Gala

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.

Edible Getaway: Celebrate Spring with Ramp Fest 2013 in Hudson

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.

DIY DRINKS: Warm Spiced Ginger Tea

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.

EDIBLE GLIMPSES: Good Spirits on Our Minds

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.

This Saturday Watch the TEDxManhattan Conference, “Changing the Way We Eat,” Online

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.