I’m in New York, I have a few drinking buddies all ready to hit a few
bars for cocktails with me. One friend who I used to work with at Chez
Panisse is at the top of that list and we both like our cocktails the
same way: Not on the sweet side.
we go out, we scan bar menus to find drinks that accent the bitter
and earthy, rather than fruity. (Unless you’re talking about margaritas
and daiquiris, or anything served in a hollowed out pineapple or
coconut – then I’m in.) At one bar we couldn’t find a drink on the list
that caught our eye, so the bartender offered to make a Chin Up.
of a Chin Up is gin, and I recently went to visit Breuckelen
Distilling, a relatively new distiller in Brooklyn that’s
using New York grains and botanicals (as much as possible) to make
a Rye & Corn whiskey as well as two types of gin: one barrel-aged
and another simply called Glorious
Hello Graham Fingers crossed you have a pile of either apples or plums in your kitchen this week, because we have two tempting baking recipes for you to try. Both would pair beautifully with our round-up of coffee cups and accessories (below) for a rather indulgent morning tea. Above, you'll find a bright and satisfying burger from Sarah Tuck, piled high with avo and a delicious slaw. Below, our recipe book reviewer took a leaf out of our very book this week, surprising us by putting a Dish recipe to the test. Read on to find out how it went... Online Editor,
Pie Time! And great eating in London When the wind blows from the south – or in northern climes, from the north – it’s time to dig out warming pie recipes. Here’s an easy fish pie to start. A light creamy fish filling is given a welcome hint of smoky spice from chorizo and the lot is topped with a cap of golden cheesy potato. I find it hard to resist. While it is perfect for autumn (fall), it is also good for chilly spring nights.
I’m just back from a trip to London and Paris, and, yes, there was still a nip in the spring air. Along with amazing times spent with friends (being part of an entourage of 10 chauffeured vintage Citroen DS cars being driven around Paris is pretty hard to beat), and an overdue catch-up with my daughter Ilaria, I ate some damn fine food. The Typing Room in London was exceptional.
I’ll be back on track with newsletters at the usual time from next week (well, here’s hoping!). I've left last week's cauliflower recipe on the Shared Kitchen Home page because it has been the most successful recipe we've published to date - it's at the bottom of the page if you missed it. Don’t waste any time fretting about dinner tonight – just get cooking this fish pie!