book is a celebration of flavors that are on the cutting edge,
taste-wise. Some things, like bitter melon, I can’t handle. Sorry. But
others, like greens like frisée and Belgian endive,
bittersweet chocolate, and citrus fruits, I’m totally on board with.
also seems to know what we want to drink because she came over to my
place in Paris and brought a bottle of homemade tonic water. I looked
at the amber brew and put it in the refrigerator until I
could figure out what to do with it. I’d never imagined making my own
tonic water and was happy to buy the little bottles of the upscale
brew, ever since switching away from the commercial brands. And once
you’ve gone to the good side of tonic water, it’s hard to go back to
the stuff in plastic quart bottles. Once I finally worked up the
courage to open the bottle of flavorful mixer that she had given
me and used it in a few cocktails, I was hooked.