Culinary Anthropologist

drinks

  1. Rhubarb gimlet

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    This cocktail recipe was inspired by the one they serve at 69 Colebrook Row, a superb little cocktail bar in London. The trick is to get a good balance of flavours.  It should taste distinctly rhubarby, with a good grown-up gin kick, and just a hint of lime.

  2. Elderflower cordial

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    Such a classic English drink – it has to stay in imperial measures!  Make this in May or June when elderflowers are at their peak. Pick on a sunny day in the morning and be fussy – you only want pleasant-smelling and perfect sprays, without a whiff of decay. Recipes vary when it comes to […]

  3. The Ruby

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    We named this cocktail after the fantastic bar in Copenhagen where we discovered it.  Having made our way through their menu of forgotten cocktails – flips, punches and a real Martinez – we asked the barman to make us something with dill aquavit.  Dill aquavit was on our shopping list as we knew it was […]

  4. Glögg

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    Glögg is Swedish mulled wine with a vodka kick!  (Or call it gløgg if you’re Danish and go for brandy or rum instead.)  This recipe is adapted from one by Elsa Petersen-Schepelern.  It looks fantastic served in little Turkish or Moroccan tea glasses, and works a treat in our household every Christmas.  Just remember that […]

  5. Bay leaf liqueur

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    After sampling the most delicious, dark and bitter liqueur at the end of our (fantastic) lunch at Trattoria Le Zie in Lecce, Puglia, we had to try making it ourselves.  After some research and then the good fortune of finding a tree-load of fresh bay leaves on Freecycle, this was the result.  It worked beautifully.

  6. Nocino (green walnut liqueur)

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    This delicious liqueur is traditionally made on 24th June, the day of St John the Baptist, when (at least in warm parts of Italy) walnuts are at the perfect point of (im)maturity.  This is my version of the recipe, based on that I learnt from the lovely Giulia Savini at her organic agriturismo, Valle Nuova. […]

  7. Jus de gingembre

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    One of the many good things about travelling in Senegal was the widespread availability of fresh fruit, root and flower juices, typically sold in small plastic bags by smiley, buxom ladies on street corners.  At first perplexed as to how one drinks from a plastic bag, we soon learnt you nip off a corner with […]

  8. Jus de gingembre

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    One of the many good things about travelling in Senegal was the widespread availability of fresh fruit, root and flower juices, typically sold in small plastic bags by smiley, buxom ladies on street corners.  At first perplexed as to how one drinks from a plastic bag, we soon learnt you nip off a corner with […]

  9. Easy peasy lemon squeezy

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    Today Barnaby spent the morning browsing the market in Samoëns.  The fruit and vegetables were lovely, as was the enormous array of cured sausages, but he spent most of his time admiring the cheese: Beaufort, Abondance, Tomme, and in particular the Reblochon which reminded him of the wonderful time he had all those months ago […]

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