TIP OF THE DAY: Cook With Scotch On National Scotch Day

July 27th is National Scotch Day. You know how to drink it. How about cooking with it? Although it is much more common to use wine or brandy in cooking, Scotch can offer complex character to everything from appetizers through dessert. Cooking lets you appreciate Scotch—or other whiskey—in new ways. You don’t have to use…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 35+ Food & Beverage Pairings

We love pairing flavors to their best advantage. Here are our previous pairing recommendations, with a new one below for potato chip lovers: Beer & Summer Food Pairings Breads & Spreads Pairings Cake & Wine Pairings Cheese & Beer Cheese & Bread Pairings Cheese & Cheese Condiments Pairings Cheese & Chocolate Pairings Cheese & Wine…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Single Malt Marmalade, Jam With Spirits

We recently received a gift shipment of jams from Blake Hill Preserves of Grafton, Vermont, artisanal producers of chutneys, jams and marmalades. The fruits are sourced from local farms in season, when they’re perfectly ripe. Every batch is prepared by hand in a Vermont cottage kitchen. The four jars we received were equally delicious. The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Scotch And Ice Cream, Gin And Sorbet

Drizzle ice cream with Scotch and serve. Photo by Elke Dennis | Fotolia.   Years ago, a friend who was a great cook prepared an elaborate dinner for us: intricate courses of beef, fish and fowl with layers of flavor. We anticipated something equally elaborate for dessert. So we raised an eyebrow when he scooped…
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TIP OF THE DAY: What Is Irish Whiskey

[1] Enjoy Irish whiskey on St. Patrick’s Day (photo © Jameson Irish Whiskey). [2] Have an Irish coffee. Here’s the recipe (photo © Slane Irish Whiskey).   Bourbon, gin, scotch, tequila, vodka: You may have enjoyed one or more of these spirits lately. But what about Irish whiskey? Lighter than its cousin, scotch, Irish whiskey…
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