Issue 28

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Mysterious Absinthe

When you hear the word “absinthe” what do you think of? Most likely you picture a sunken, mentally unstable man with long greasy hair and a wild eyed look hunched over a glass of green, hallucination-inducing potion. While the myth

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Winter Reds

Summer is lovely. It’s warm outside, and the perfect time to enjoy a crisp, refreshing glass of white wine. In the middle of winter, many yearn for the long days of summer. True, winter may be cold and dark, but

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Sauvignon Blanc – Better than Chardonnay in Wine Food Pairings?

Sauvignon Blanc has long been regarded as a second class wine, being continually outflanked by Chardonnay – a situation that remains to this day. However, Sauvignon Blanc has in recent times experienced an increase in popularity. It is crisp, refreshing,

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Booze 101

Brrrrrr! It’s cold outside. What better way to keep warm than with alcohol? Studies show that in moderation, a drink or two can have health benefits. A couple of beers, a red wine thrown in here or there… But for

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Gotta Have It: Garlic Roaster

Turn your kitchen into a fun place to create the meals to enjoy with friends and family with some of my tried and true gadgets. This is my all time favorite gadget. It makes easy work of a quick sauté

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The Dirty Little Secret in the Industry

“Hi. My name is Ron, and I’m an alcoholic.” The first time I said those words aloud I felt free. Terrified, but free. What you are about to read is an account of my opinions (and my opinions only) on

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The Joy of Mayonnaise

If cuisine1 is the coming together of traditional food ways in the presence of a regional larder, then no diatribe on local food could pretend to breach the subject without focusing at least a little bit on technique. To say

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Restaurants

Valentine’s Day is almost here, the day to celebrate your love. It’s a wonderful thought to cook a gourmet meal, complete with fabulous wine; but unless you’re a gourmet chef, that’s a lot of pressure. What if you burn dinner?

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Only You … Only Here

Getting together with friends and family? Good food and good company are reasons enough to celebrate; but whether it is a holiday, a big sporting event or just being together, do it in a way that only you can do,

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 2

I’m proud to present the second issue of Food & Spirits Magazine. Although it was only a little over three months ago that we premiered our first issue, so much has happened in that time. We’ve made adjustments and changes,

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