[1] The Vesper Martini, created by the novelist Ian Fleming in his first James Bond novel (photo © LT Bar & Grill | Hackensack, New Jersey). [2] Chill the cocktail shaker and the spirits in the freezer to get the coldest Martini (photo © Williams Sonoma). [3] Gordon’s London Dry Gin was James Bond’s choice […]

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[1] A Ramos Gin Fizz elevates the standard Gin Fizz (next photo) into a frothy cloud (photo © Danjie Sorum | Unsplash). [2] A standard Gin Fizz (photo © Pete And Gerry’s). [3] Orange blossom water, also called orange flower water, is a distillate of blossoms of the bitter orange tree (photo © Nielsen-Massey). [4] […]

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The second Saturday of June (tomorrow) is National Rosé Day. For some serious eating and some food fun, how about Rosé Can Chicken? Here’s a more elegant version of Beer Can Chicken from D’Artagnan, purveyor of fine foods (photo #1). The sauce is made with a glass of rosé.     ABOUT BEER CAN CHICKEN […]

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[1] Homemade lemon ice cream, from the gifted hands of The Baker Chick (photos #1 and #2 and recipe © The Baker Chick). [2] You’ll need a quart container to hold the ice cream. [3] Top with blueberry compote or raspberry sauce. Here’s the compote recipe. [4] We tried the recipe with Meyer lemons*, which […]

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Why add olives to salsa? Because June 1st is National Olive Day. Olives add another layer of flavor—tangy and piquant—to the sweetness of the tomatoes, the bite of the raw onion, and the heat of the chile spice(s). This recipe from DeLallo shows how easy it is. There’s also an easy hack: Add sliced or […]

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[1] How about exchanging the bourbon for scotch, or another favorite spirit in your Mint Julep? Here, a Scotch Julep in the traditional silver Mint Julep cup (photo © Glenfiddich). [2] Fresh spearmint is a key ingredient of the Mint Julep (photo courtesy Clarkson Potter Publishing, Indian Home Cooking by Suvir Saran). [3] While the […]

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[1] A stuff-your-own sabich sandwich (photo © Leny Vavsha | Panther Media). [2] At Shayla in New Orleans, the eggplant is fried in thin, chip-like slices (photo © Shayla). [3] An Alaskan version with a fish fillet and variations on other ingredients. Here’s the recipe (photo © Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute). [4] Don’t want fried […]

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