Jan 14, 2021
In this Bar Cart Foundations Episode, we take a deep dive into Geographical Indications - you know - those things that verify where your booze comes from. Some of the guests who share their wisdom in this compilation format include:
Sep 10, 2020
In this Bar Cart Foundations Episode, we go well off the beaten path to learn about a few cocktail ingredients that you’ve probably never heard of. These include:
Aug 7, 2020
Eric fields a question about the difference between two iconic cocktail categories: the Fizz and the Spritz. To get to the bottom of this issue, we revisit Jerry Thomas' 1887 Bar Tender's Manual, the occupation of Northern Italy by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the advent of the iconic aperitivo Aperol.
May 7, 2020
In this second installment of our three-part series on the art of the recipe, we emerge from the depths of ancient history and trace the recipe from its early modern origins to its current manifestation. Some of the texts and topics we cover include:
Apr 30, 2020
We take a trip into the deep past to locate the origins of the recipe. From the African Savannah, to Babylon, to Rome, we sift through clay tablets and scrolls with some of the world's oldest recipes to see what they can teach us. Along the way, we dabble in Epicurean physics and explore the parable of Don's Mix.