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History of the Most Popular Cocktails in the World

History of the Most Popular Cocktails in the World 1 Whether you are a cocktail aficionado or a casual imbiber, learn about the history of the most popular cocktails in the world and how they came to be.

Whether you are a cocktail aficionado or a casual imbiber, learn about the history of the most popular cocktails in the world and how they came to be. Cocktails are as old as America, dating back to the late 1700s. Initially a mixture of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters, cocktails were introduced to liqueurs in …

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The Hopsy SUB Home Tap

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In the search for different types of entertainment during life under stay-at-home, I discovered beer which ships right to your door, via the Hopsy SUB Home Tap. With breweries closed and options slim at the grocery store, I ordered a machine along with 4 mini-kegs.  The Hopsy SUB Home Tap is run independently under Krups, …

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Introduction to Irish Whiskey

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My own introduction to good Irish Whiskey was facilitated by a natural-born Irish citizen. We were working together on a project when I first met him. His accent and fast-paced talking quickly became thick with excitement on sharing his culture and history, to the point where I could barely understand the lad. Upon learning my …

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The Oakland Food Scene

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The food and restaurant scene in Oakland is a phrase that may have caused Californians to already skip the rest of what you’re about to read, based on Oakland’s notoriety alone. For those without preconceived notions and those now have their interests piqued, Oakland has some of the best restaurants in California you would be …

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Celeriac – A Wonderfully Versatile Root Vegetable

Celeriac - A Wonderfully Versatile Root Vegetable 2 Celeriac, or Celery root, is one of those foods you end up trying and realize you've been missing out on a good nutritious, cheap ingredient. Versatile and underutilized, this root vegetable is not to be confused with the bright green celery stalks you are already familiar with. A slightly firmer texture than your standard russet potato, Celeriac tastes a little bit like celery stalks and can be used anywhere you would normally use potatoes. Roasted, sautéed, or raw, mashed, grated, sliced, or puréed, there is hardly a shortage of creative uses for this vegetable.

Celeriac, or Celery root, is one of those foods you end up trying and realize you’ve been missing out on a good nutritious, cheap ingredient. Versatile and underutilized, this root vegetable is not to be confused with the bright green celery stalks you are already familiar with. A slightly firmer texture than your standard russet …

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Platespotting at The Village Feast

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The Village Feast is a low-waste event, put on in Davis, California, by Davis Farm to School. The nonprofit benefits Les Dames D’Escoffier, Sacramento, and Davis Farm to School. Both organizations work in support of early and continued education around food and agriculture. The Dames provide scholarships to women in food, wine, and agriculture, while …

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3 Delicious Foods to Pair with Cabernet Sauvignon Wines

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One of the world’s most famous red wine grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, is a natural crossbreed of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, developed from the Bordeaux Region in France. This red grape varietal spreads to almost every famous wine-growing region around the globe, including Maipo Valley, Coonawarra, and Napa Valley. Regardless of where it comes …

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California Style Aperitivo

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This seasonal California Aperitivo takes all of the goodness of the traditional Northern Italian Aperitivo and adds a local farm to table twist. This plate is full of fresh, local ingredients and is perfect for small gatherings with LOTS of wine and excellent conversation. An aperitivo is a pre-dinner drink and light fare meant to …

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Behind the Mustache at Eva’s Brickhouse

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“Who are you looking for?” Was shouted at me the very first time I met Kent McKinley, owner of Eva’s Brickhouse. Wearing a Hawaiian shirt, completely unbuttoned, khaki shorts, and barefoot, my eyes were immediately drawn to the enormous broken capillaries on his nose and thick wild mustache. His skin glistened on the verge of …

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Puerto Vallarta – From Healthy Eating to Vegan

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Traveling to unfamiliar cultural regions with vegan or specific dietary restrictions can be very intimidating, even more so when exacerbated by a potential language barrier. While I am not a vegan, I am an infrequent meat eater. I thought it would be a fun game to see what challenges I would face in trying to …

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