Lightly Toasted: Chronicles of the Friday Night Cocktail Club Blog at Allrecipes.com (2/2012)

Lightly Toasted: Chronicles of the Friday Night Cocktail Club

 
Feb. 13, 2012 7:02 pm 
Updated: Mar. 13, 2012 7:27 am
I'll admit, a recipe for making ice sounds preposterous. Still, I posted a recipe for ice on this very site. And as making ice goes, the recipe's a little worky. But it is not a joke. Follow it, and you'll find that the resulting cocktails taste better. That has been my assumption, anyway.… MORE
3 kinds of ice: boiled/filtered; filtered, young; filtered and 1 week old.
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Seattle, Washington, USA

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May 2008

Cooking Level
Intermediate

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

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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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