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Lightly Toasted: Chronicles of the Friday Night Cocktail Club

 
Oct. 28, 2010 6:15 pm 
Updated: Nov. 1, 2010 10:44 am
Week 2. I've turned the blog over to the One Drink Professor. To be perfectly honest, I'm not at all convinced he's an actual professor. But he dresses like one. He smells of pipe smoke. And after a cocktail, he's inclined to increasing levels of gasbaggery. What follows, then, are brief… MORE
 
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Oct. 18, 2010 11:51 am 
Updated: Oct. 19, 2010 3:27 am
I wouldn't call it a hijacking exactly. But under some duress I'm now going to turn the blog over, for a few weeks, to the One Drink Professor. To be perfectly honest, I'm not at all convinced he's an actual professor. But he dresses like one. He smells of pipe smoke. And after a cocktail,… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 6, 2010 9:33 pm 
Updated: Oct. 18, 2010 2:59 pm
I donated blood at the office the other day. I gave it 40 solid minutes of effort. And when my hand finally fell asleep and I could no longer grip the squeezy ball, the technician agreed that it was probably time to pull the plug. After all that, I was still just about a teacup short of a… MORE
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Seattle, Washington, USA

Member Since
May 2008

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Slow Cooking, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting

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About Me
My wife and I and our two devilish kittens live on Capitol Hill in Seattle. A few years ago, I got a masters in gastronomy. I'm a food/wine writer. I’m also blogging about cocktails.
My favorite things to cook
We cook fairly simple dishes using fresh local ingredients that we pick up at the Seattle farmers market. My favorite thing is making a nice slow-braised or long-roasted something on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I like cooking with wine (in the dish and in the glass...and in the cook).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom never liked to cook, but she did well despite herself. Her mother, my omi, was from Munich and made delicious rouladen, sauerbraten and other traditional German and American dishes. Always bins and bins of home-baked cookies at Christmas. Wonderful rye bread. And beer. Opa would say, "Brotzeit ist die beste zeit."
My cooking triumphs
We’ve made the signature timpano dish from The Big Night a couple times. And for Thanksgiving 2007, we made Turducken. My wife and I are always volunteering to cook the big holiday meals with the family. We mix a signature cocktail, and get down to it.
My cooking tragedies
I made Thanksgiving Dinner for myself once when I was snowed-in in Denver. I nearly burned down the neighborhood.
 
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