Friday, February 26, 2021

Modern Day Moonshine

Shop any decent liquor store and you’ll find a growing number of clear spirits that aren’t gin, vodka or rum. I’m talking moonshine, a debatably named clear liquor and tasty tribute to the turbulent...

In The Mix

Although mixers are an instrumental part of building a delicious cocktail, the wrong mix can turn a good spirit into a bad cocktail. When I speak about cocktails, I always emphasize balance because you want...

Old World Character with a New Age Spirit – Dumante Verdenoce

Have you tried Dumante, that ancient nutty liqueur sipped for ages in pistachio groves of Sicily? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t, because Dumante has only been out since Fall of 2007, although its rich,...

Easy Entertaining — Easy Kebab Party

It’s hard to beat a cookout for casual entertainment. The mood is relaxed, never rushed, and the food is informal, which makes for a perfect opportunity to grill kebabs. This ancient means of grilling food...

Easy Entertaining — Cajun Crawfish Boil…Made Easy

Up here, north of Bayou Country, Cajun food is party food, the mark of a celebration that includes spicy sausage and seafood, rice and okra, catfish, gumbo, maque choux... And the epitome of Cajun party...

Easy Entertaining — A Lobster Feast (party planning & recipes)

Ask anyone who has seen Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” knows, cooking whole live lobsters can be intimidating. But we’ve taken the fear out of the process by providing easy steps to properly cook lobsters,...

Easy Entertaining: Honey

September is National Honey Month, which is as good hook as any for a timely story, but also a good opportunity to remind ourselves of what a remarkable food honey is all year round....

Easy Entertaining: Celebrate With Chocolate

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Or holidays? Well we have a reason to celebrate then because there are no less than 42 official Chocolate Holidays during the year. And the winter season has a few...

Sweet Tea — the House Wine of the South

It starts making its appearance as you cross that mythical, yet definitive boundary that is the acclaimed Gateway to the South — the Mason-Dixon line. It is found in the land where the term “y’all”...
Bar Tools

Set up your Home Bar in time for Derby Parties.

Many of us host parties during Derby Season and from the entertaining front, the home bar is the center of attention. Here is a guide to help you get that home bar up and running. For...