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How to make a Gibson cocktail

The Gibson Cocktail

“But the typical American cocktails, such as the dry martini and the even drier Gibson, have probably done more to set both sex and gastronomy back than anythin...
How to make a vodka martini

On Auden’s Vodka Martini

“‘Martini-time, time to draw the curtains andChoose a composer we should like to hear from” WH Auden, from Symmetries and Asymmetries  And onto t...
best ways to cook potatoes

Fifteen of the best potato recipes

“It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.” Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  Douglas Adams -...
sichuan pepper

Numbing Sichuan Pepper

“The Szechuan pepper give me more pleasure than anything else at Otter Farm…It’s a heavy aroma, lightened to varying degrees, depending on variety, by a citrusy...