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Lightly Toasted: Chronicles of the Friday Night Cocktail Club

Jul. 18, 2010 7:03 pm 
Updated: Sep. 3, 2010 1:42 am
This was a week for strong drink. A week for violating our standing rule against hard booze on week nights. Hard to think, then, of all the weeks, that this would have been the same week, but only four short years ago, when we brought two beautiful kittens into our home. It was 2006, Bastille… MORE
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Jul. 11, 2010 4:30 pm 
Updated: Sep. 3, 2010 1:39 am
I cracked the code. The code of the coffee-bean rye-whiskey cordial. It’s not exactly unlocking the secret formula of Coca-Cola. In fact, the recipe's extremely simple--though the payoff in deliciousness is super-size. Also, sharing the formula here does not violate corporate patent law. I… MORE
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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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