social browsing 2013
This is an interlude of relaxation after the stockings, before our drive back home.
Photo by Uncle Larry.
Winter familytime 2013
Having a marvelous relaxing time visiting with my family. My low-key background activity is adding photos into my blog from Flickr.
feasting with family 2013
Joe and I brought a small Wagyu beef roast to my parents' house. They prepared it, along with fresh crab, Hollandaise sauce, and broccoli for the four of us and my aunt and uncle to enjoy. Boy oh boy did we!
(Photo by my mum)
Discardia is here again! 2013
Family at the Christmas Revels 2013
Great publicity continues 2013
This one unfortunately is behind the Wall Street Journal's paywall, but it may go public after the print version comes out. Super pleased to have Kelly's great photo of the Apparent Sour illustrating the article!
Incredibly proud to be on this list! 2013
"At the beginning of 2012 we published a list of the top 20 cocktail books ever published. After two more years of reviewing books we think there are another ten books which deserve to be added to this list. These 'must-haves' will not only teach you the art of bartending but give you recipes to be inspired by and new movements that we think will drive forward the craft. We also welcome our first female authors to this list. They're listed in alphabetical order."
Diffords Guide: "Update: 30 cocktail books you need on your shelves"
Great publicity lately! 2013
"Even serious cocktailers have to admit that it’s often hard to handle a whole night of it — especially as they get older. San Francisco writer Dinah Sanders has a whole book of solutions for this first-world problem in The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level. Her drinks bear no resemblance to the super-sweet, cranberry/grape mocktails that have been passed off as proper drinks in the past. Instead, this book provides an excellent collection of low-octane craft libations made with vermouths and other aperitifs to keep the tipsy down. This one’s a good pick for anybody who wants to ring in the New Year with a new philosophy, namely, 'More drink. Less drunk.'"
from "Books to drink up"