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Cocktail Recipe: Dave Arnold’s Lazyman Gin & Tonic

Posted April 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Dave Arnold, author of Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail shares his tips for perfecting the Gin & Tonic at home.

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Cocktail Recipe: Learn How to Make a Beer Flip

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In his book Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer, barman Jacob Grier goes beyond the Michelada and the Boilermaker to give us over 50 recipes for beer cocktails. He reinvents forgotten classics and introduces us to his new favorites.

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The Secret to Eggnog? Make it Now and Save it for Next Year

Posted December 12, 2014 by | 4 Comments | ]
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Put down the carton, real eggnog is made from scratch. For the best results, some say to age your eggnog for at least three weeks or up to a year before drinking.

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Foodchella 2014 Features a Lineup of L.A. Chefs and Upscale Dining

Posted April 4, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

The Coachella lineup that  festivalgoers eagerly anticipate each year is not usually the list of food vendors who make it out to Indio’s polo field. But this year the festival has revved up their food offerings by recruiting prominent L.A. chefs and by bringing in Outstanding in the Field.
Jeff Miller of Thrillist who has been to Coachella almost every year of the festival’s existence …

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Tiki Cocktail Recipes: Three Dots & a Dash, Zombie Punch and Mai Tai

Posted April 3, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

Look no further for your inspiration to throw a tiki party.

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Beer Cocktail Recipe: The Pinkerton

Posted January 17, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

This week on Good Food, Evan deconstructs The Pinkerton – the creation of Christiaan Rollich, who manages the bar programs of Suzanne Goin and Carolyn Styne’s Lucques, A.O.C. and Tavern.

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10 L.A. Food Trends and Ridiculous Food Moments of 2013

Posted December 20, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

From cronut-knockoffs, to no-show reservation Twitter shaming, it’s been quite a year for L.A.’s eaters.

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The Best Culinary Reads of 2013

Posted December 12, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Some food books aren’t cookbooks.  They can be reference works or omnibus volumes or inspirational books that straddle the line between cookbook, history and personal voyage. There were so many great ones this year, which is terrific for we readers, so I apologize if I’ve left out your favorite. My absolute favorite culinary read of the year were Bill Buford’s essays found in the giant …

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Eight Spirits That Will Cure What Ails You (and Upgrade Your Barcart)

Posted December 6, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Absinthe, vermouth, genever – these all fall under the category of spirits that used to be medicine. This history-rich sector of booze began as the work of alchemists and today have become prized ingredients on the mixology playground; but Silverlake Wine co-owner George Cossette says some of these spirits don’t need cocktails to shine. In fact, he prefers them neat.

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Thanksgiving Aperitif: Persimmon Infused Dolin Blanc Vermouth

Posted November 19, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Matthew Biancaniello is well known in Los Angeles for his seasonal cocktails. His bar arsenal includes bottles of stinging nettle infused Pisco, tequila infused with seaweed and guavas and mushroom scented bourbon. This Thanksgiving, he suggests a farmers market infusion of Hachiya persimmons and Dolin Blanc vermouth. The preparation is simple – but the ingredients need a week to infuse, so start now!