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Monthly Archives: May 2011

This cocktail epitomizes spring. It is intensely, deeply pink, buoyed by fennel-infused gin and a vivid rhubarb syrup. Finished with a vigorous shake, it is light, just sweet enough, and bordering on dangerous for all its demure qualities. Fresh rhubarb is absolutely critical here – during a rhubarb shortage in April, I made this with […]

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Here in San Francisco we’re approaching the time of year when we’re fogged in, windy and cloudy while the rest of the northern hemisphere frolics half-naked in ridiculous heat. This is the time of year when I cast a longing eye north, east or south (I’m looking at you Portland, Brooklyn, Chicago and Fresno!), any […]

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Although I am not expecting the end times to ramp into high gear come 6 o’clock this evening, I do like to consider what the world would be like if we no longer had electricity, gas, running water, the internet. (Oh, life without internet.) Sometimes I’ll follow this trajectory a ways, fancying myself an amateur […]

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