FOOD FUN: Finding Nemo — A Cocktail In A Fish Glass

Enjoy your Aperol Spritz—or other colorful cocktail—in this fish-shaped stemware. The shape is actually not the Japanese clownfish, the species of orange-and-white-striped hero of Finding Nemo. Instead, it’s the infamous Japanese blowfish, or fugu. If blowfish isn’t prepared properly, lethal amounts of the poison tetrodotoxin, which exists in its inner organs, will leak into the…
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FOOD 101: For National Vodka Day, The History Of The World’s #1 Spirit

October 4th is National Vodka Day. Vodka was once rarely consumed outside of Europe. Today, it’s the world’s top-selling spirit. Its popularity is owed in part to its versatility, as well as to its numerous appearances in pop culture—from James Bond’s “shaken not stirred” Vodka Martini to Carrie Bradshaw’s Cosmopolitan. Vodka, which has a neutral…
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FOOD FUN: Bloody Mary With Mexican Garnishes

[1] A Bloody Mary with three Mexican restaurant garnishes (photo © J-Remy | Blue Moon Café). [2] Japanese accents: ingredients in the mix, an octopus tentacle and a skewer of raw tuna and beet cubes. Here’s the recipe (photo © Bamboo Sushi | Portland, Oregon). [3] The Wayfarer in New York City calls this its…
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