TIP OF THE DAY: Chambord Cocktails For Bastille Day

BASTILLE DAY HISTORY July 14th (“le quatorze juillet”) is Bastille Day in France, officially called the Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”). If you missed that lesson in European History class, it commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. It was a rallying point and symbolic act of rebellion in the…
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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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