background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Kosho - sunshine + microbes. This past weekend’s Virtual Ferment Fest was an absolutely fabulous, heart-lifting, globe-spanning microbial love fest.

Kosho - sunshine + microbes

Also, HELLO AND WELCOME to all our new readers that found their way to the newsletter via the fermenty festivities. For the festival, I did a short and sweet demo on making kosho, a citrus and hot pepper paste and also my favorite condiment for all occasions. Watch me ham it up for the camera here. Or follow the written recipe below. How to Make Verjus, or Verjuice, at Home. How to Make Your Own Liqueurs. It’s never too early to begin thinking about the holidays, and Thanksgiving is—deep breath—just over a month away.

How to Make Your Own Liqueurs

The perfect present is, of course, one that’s homemade. So before you get swept up in all the events (and stress) of the season, we have a few boozy gift ideas you should make now and set aside for your friends and family. The classic citrusy Italian liqueur limoncello is always a crowd-pleaser and rarely fails to impress. We usually keep a bottle in our freezer year round! But bartenders around the country are fixing some other delicious liqueurs that you can give out.

Green Pineapple Cordial Recipe. DIY Sweet Vermouth Recipe. Emily's DIY Sweet Vermouth Recipe on Food52. How to Make Your Own Italian Herbal Liqueur. An amaro (meaning "bitter") is the quintessential Italian after-dinner cordial, an herbal liqueur made by infusing alcohol with a wide variety of herbs, roots, aromatics, and spices.

How to Make Your Own Italian Herbal Liqueur

The major commercially produced varieties include Ramazzotti, Averna, Fernet-Branca and Amaro Montenegro and there are hundreds more. Many are made by monasteries throughout Italy, following centuries-old traditional recipes that were originally believed to have medicinal properties. This recipe for a homemade version yields a simple amaro that's not too sweet and not too strong, about 30% alcohol. Limoncello e Pepe Recipe on Food52. DIY Ginger Liqueur Recipe. This homemade ginger liqueur tastes so elegant that people will not believe you made it yourself.

DIY Ginger Liqueur Recipe

It can compete with Domaine de Canton on flavor—for less than half the cost and only 20 minutes of work. Italian Limoncello Recipe: How To Make the Authentic Kind Your Foodie Friends Will Love! — Travlinmad food and travel blog. Chowhound. For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.


As Americans hunker down in their homes to practice social distancing, you may be wondering how you can still eat healthily and stock your home with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables -- without having to leave the house as often. Luckily, there are a slew of produce subscription boxes that can be shipped directly to your door, so you don't even have to go outside. Similar to a CSA (community-supported agriculture), which connects consumers with local farmers, these subscription services offer the same kind of service, but instead of heading over to drop-off locations to pick up your weekly bounty, shipments are sent directly to your home.

DIY Falernum. DIY Orange Bitters Recipe. Just a drop or two of orange bitters can add the right depth to your cocktail or bridge together ingredients that aren't quite living up to their mixological potential.

DIY Orange Bitters Recipe

Deep, citrusy, spicy, complex orange bitters are an essential part of so many balanced cocktails. The beauty of DIY bitters is unleashing your creativity and crafting bitters that you can't find anywhere else. I emphasized anise, but you could just as easily play up the cloves or add cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, or ginger for a whole new flavor profile. Notes: Gentian root and quassia chips can usually be found at specialty herb stores. How to Make Homemade Vermouth. When Sebastian Zutant, wine director at Washington, D.C.’s Proof restaurant, wants to mix up a vermouth-based aperitif, he grabs a stockpot and heads for the stove.

How to Make Homemade Vermouth

“Why buy something when you can make it yourself,” Zutant says. He favors vermouth for its clean taste, and his take includes a lengthy list of herbs and aromatics. Bitters: Buy or Make Them? DIY Celery Bitters Recipe. DIY vs. Buy: Should I Make My Own Orange Bitters? [Photograph: Liam Boylan] Orange bitters are basically my cocktail Superman.

DIY vs. Buy: Should I Make My Own Orange Bitters?

DIY Gin Recipe. DIY Drambuie Recipe. DIY Aquavit Recipe. [Photograph: Marcia Simmons] Aquavit is a Scandinavian spirit that dates back to the 1500s.

DIY Aquavit Recipe

Much like gin, it's a neutral spirit flavored with botanicals—only caraway seed is the primary flavoring instead of juniper berries. Use aquavit instead of vodka in a cocktail recipe to add a bold and savory kick. DIY Allspice Dram Recipe. Allspice dram is a simple liqueur flavored with allspice berries.

DIY Allspice Dram Recipe

It's also known as pimento dram, because allspice is a berry from the pimento tree. Allspice dram adds a dark, strong, and spicy counterpoint to rum and sweet ingredients in tiki drinks. For years, allspice dram was damn-near impossible to find in the states. Even though you can find it on store shelves now, it's still much more fun (and affordable!) To make it at home. Homemade Elderflower Cordial. DIY Chartreuse. Or Something Like That. The directions from Lyon to the Chartreuse distillery go something like this: Exit the parking garage while trying to fire up your GPS. As it searches listlessly for a satellite (shouting “Look up!” How to Make Amaro. If you’ve been wondering about the relative lack of DIY liquor-making advice in this magazine, you may be interested to know that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives generally doesn’t appreciate folks distilling gin in their apartments. Lucky for us, some of the coolest bottles on the bar lately are so simple to make that the government needn’t know anything about it.

Amaros, sweet and bitter Italian digestifs that go by names such as Fernet-Branca and Cynar, are sort of like booze teas. They’re made by soaking aromatic herbs, spices, and citrus peels in strong, flavorless liquors, then watering it down with sugar water. “It’s something you can make in your kitchen and you won’t be doing it that dissimilarly from the big amaro houses in Europe,” says Dave Willis, head distiller at Bully Boy Distillers, an operation in Boston that has recently expanded into producing an American amaro that contains, among other things, hops. As for the Thai amaro . . . well. Aquavit Recipe. Chowhound Giveaway: Breville Smart Oven Air Enter Aquavit Scandinavian Vodka Infusion Minneapolis-St. Paul Aquavit Lemons Oranges Caraway Seed Cardamom Cloves Fennel Seed Herbs Cocktails DIY Sugar Batch Cocktail Summer Cocktail Party Easy.

Fennel Digestif Recipe. Tip Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25? There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. Meyer Lemon Digestif Recipe. Tip Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25? There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a day recognized by Christians as Annunciation. Easy Homemade Amaretto Liqueor Recipe. Tip. Homemade Coffee Liqueur Recipe. Tip. The Bojon Gourmet: Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur. How to Make Irish Cream. Preserved Lemons.

Ingredients 8 large lemons (preferably organic), scrubbed cleanAbout 3 cups sel gris8 juniper berries (optional)Fresh lemon juice, as needed Instructions. Pear and Smoked Gouda Dutch Baby recipe from Food52. Preserved Lemons. How to Make Crème Fraîche. Vegan Parmesan Cheese with Hemp Seeds. How To Make Coconut Oil Fudge - 6 NEW Recipes! Coconut Oil Fudge – Just 3 ingredients, healthy & vegan, with endless flavor possibilities! Homemade coconut oil fudge is one of the easiest healthy desserts – Just stir the ingredients together in a bowl, smooth into a container, and chill to set. How to Make Dukkah Nut and Spice Blend. Roasted Apple Butter Recipe on Food52. Preserved Lemons. Yogurt Cheese (Labneh) – Μπαλίτσες από Τυρί Γιαουρτιού. Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce. Autumn in a Jar: Fig Jam with Lavender, Thyme, and Walnuts.

Coconut Kefir: Better Than Sour Milk! - Making Love in the Kitchen. Pumpkin butter. Flash in the Pan: Flavored Nut Butters for the Rest of Us (Walnut-Cacao Nib & More) The Food Lab: How to Roast Fall and Winter Vegetables. Preserved Lemons. Yummy, vegan + totally empowering DIY protein mix. Tomato-Jalapeno Enchilada Sauce. Amy Scattergood's Harissa.

Happy Thanksgiving Homemade Pumpkin Butter. Homemade Ricotta Recipe : Ina Garten. Homemade Coconut Milk - Ricotta Worth Making At Home.