Today marks the 80th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st amendment, repealing Prohibition. Celebrate your American right by dabbling in a few DIY delectations of the libationary variety. (And all can be made as holiday gifts!)
Matthew Biancaniello is well known in Los Angeles for his seasonal cocktails. This Thanksgiving, he has come to our rescue with a farmers market infusion of Hachiya persimmons and Dolin Blanc vermouth.
Making mozzarella can be tricky but when I found some buffalo's milk I was determined to give it a go. Using just citric acid and rennet to set the milk, I managed to eventually produce a small but perfectly-formed ball of mozzarella cheese.
Developed by cookbook author Karen Solomon, this tangy, piquant Asian pear pickle tastes great on its own, on a chicken sandwich, in an arugula salad, or paired with blue cheese. If you can't find Asian pears, any kind of pear can be subbed in here;
The past few days, my throat has been itchy, my nose has been sensitive, and so I have been taking a daily shot of Fire Vinegar - so rich in vitamins and nutrients, and flavor...and it is really easy to make!