RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Frozen Drink Cocktail

[1] It’s red, white, blue and crunchy, for lovers of crushed ice drinks (photo © Due West | NYC). [2] Due West used this rum in the drink. It’s 126 proof! We stuck with the 80 proof (photo © Worthy Park Estate).   When Due West, a popular gastropub in the West Village neighborhood of…
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FOOD 101: Anisette Vs. Sambuca

July 2nd is National Anisette Day, a clear liqueur. Before commercial production, people made their own liqueurs (and made their own wine, brewed their own beer, etc.). The first commercial anisette was introduced by Marie Brizard in 1755. Many people confuse anisette with sambuca, another clear liqueur. Other sweet anise-based liquors from France include Pernod…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Miyoko’s Vegan Cheese & Butter

[1] Melt Miyoko’s vegan cultured butter and toss it with popcorn (all photos © Miyoko’s Creamery). [2] Spread Miyoko’s vegan cream cheese on a bagel. [3] Serve a Loire-style soft cheese wheel with crackers and wine. [4] Spread Miyoko’s roadhouse cheeses on bread, crackers or pretzels. Shown here: Biergarten Garlic & Chive. [5] Create a…
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