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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Feb 25, 2021

In this continuation of our two-part exploration of spice in the Bloody Mary cocktail, Eric chats with food scientist Sarah Kolk of Silver Spring Foods about the chemistry and sensory biology responsible for our experience of spicy horseradish.

Then, after a super spicy horseradish tasting, we synthesize some of the...


Dec 31, 2020

In this year-in-review episode, we put the final nail in the coffin of 2020 so that hopefully it doesn't rise from the dead to haunt us. Some of the topics we covered include:

  • A bitter featured cocktail ("Eeyore's Requiem")
  • Podcast downloads and milestones by the numbers
  • Top trends and new legislation in 2020
  • What to...


Oct 29, 2020

In this inaugural Modern Bar Cart LIVE episode, Eric teams up with Modern Bar Cart Co-Founder Ethan Hall and live stream producer Eric Holtzman to bring you a comparative tasting of rare Chartreuse!

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The history of Chartreuse, including its origins as a medicinal elixir, its ties...


Jul 16, 2020

In this lively, in-depth discussion with tomato expert Craig LeHoulier, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The history of the tomato - from its origins in the Americas, to its domination of the European culinary scene, to its current commodity status at the supermarket.
  • How Craig left the pharma industry to pursue...


Jul 2, 2020

In this mini episode, we give you a preview of some of the awesome stuff we have planned for you in the second half of 2020.