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The Apple, Distilled

In today’s fast-moving world of spirits, Calvados is an anomaly—one well worth checking out, finds Jordan Mackay, reporting from Normandy. Read more ⇛

Restaurant Poll 2016: Rachel Macalisang

Rachel Macalisang developed an interest in wine while wine tasting on Friday evenings at the Disneyland Resort. She soon became a part-time sommelier there. Read more ⇛

Book Review: The NoMad Cocktail Book and The NoMad Cookbook
Restaurant Poll 2016: Rebecca Theris

Rebecca Theris, along with her husband, chef Marc Sheehan, opened Loyal Nine in March of 2015. Prior to that, the duo ran the Hand Taste Collective, a local pop-up, after spending two years at Hungry Mother (now closed). Read more ⇛

Restaurant Poll 2016: Cedric Nicaise

Born in Belgium, Cedric Nicaise moved to the United States with his family when he was five, but periodic trips back across the Atlantic allowed him to take in the food and culture of Europe. Read more ⇛

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Book Review

The NoMad Cocktail Book and The NoMad Cookbook

Tucked into a pocket on the back cover of The NoMad Cookbook, bartender Leo Robitschek’s ode to the NoMad cocktail bar is understated and elegant, detailed down to minutiae, just like its namesake. In among the cocktail recipes, which he’s organized just as he does the bar menu—aperitifs, light spirited, dark spirited, classics and soft cocktails—he’s woven in the sort of information that illustrates why every drink at the NoMad stands out, from tips on minimizing waste (start with the ingredients needed in the smallest volumes) to choosing a proper sweetener, comparing Brix in syrups made ...Read Full Book Review

Review by Caitlin Griffith on Feb 5th 2016 in Books, February 2016

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Check out some of the highlights from our recent tastings, from well-known names to recent discoveries.

January 2016 Red Discovery: De Martino 2013 Choapa Valley Legado Reserva Syrah (Best Buy)

wine review by Patricio Tapia

In the midst of the Andes, around 180 miles north of Santiago, Choapa is a remote and isolated area for growing grapes. Only ...Read Full Wine Review


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    Food Recipes

    Krautfleckerl (Pasta with Cabbage and Caraway)
    Adapted from Heidi Schröck

    Serves 4 to 6

    posted on January 7th, 2016