Beverages Archive

It seems to me that this coming summer everyone will be in Abruzzo. Some friends are traveling to visit their ancestral villages and towns. Others, like food writer Domenica Marchetti, are leading culinary tours – taking hungry travelers through this pastoral land, sampling local cuisine and visiting artisanal food makers along the way. Travel to […]

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Got Panettone? If you have Italian friends, then I bet your answer is a resounding yes because some of those friends must have given you some panettone as a Christmas gift. As good as it is right out of its pretty box, or toasted with a bit of butter at breakfast time, at my house […]

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Averna e More

By Adri | Filed in Beverages, Cocktail, Musings

I know. It sounds like Averna amore, but that’s what’s been going on around here. I have been drinking a lot of this Sicilian amaro lately. I am accustomed to consuming Averna neat (undiluted, at room temperature, no ice) or straight up (with ice.) Then I came across a cocktail called a Blackberry Smash, a […]

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You need one of these If you have one of these When a blogger disappears for a while one of two things may have happened. Either she has been engaged to write a cookbook or she has been traveling, trekking through Abruzzo on the trail with five hundred sheep. Oh no wait – that trekking […]

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Blood Orange-Campari Sorbetto in a Negroni splashed with Prosecco The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other. – Orson Welles on the Negroni The Negroni (nay-GROW-nee) is perhaps the quintessential aperitivo – one part gin, one part sweet vermouth, one part Campari, all of it over […]

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Sweet is out. Savory is in, and Greg Henry, author of the popular blog Sippity Sup-Serious Fun Food knows savory. Following the success of his first book Savory Pies, he now brings us Savory Cocktails. OK. I can hear you from here. “Oh, of course you’d like this one, Adri. It’s about liquor.” I’ll admit […]

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