RECIPES: Tequila Cocktails

Tequila is North America’s first indigenous distilled spirit, a strong distilled alcoholic liquor. It’s made from the blue agave plant, and is produced via double-distillation in the area around the city of Tequila, located in the western Mexico state of Jalisco. The agave plant grows exceptionally well in the volcanic soil of the region, and…
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TOP PICK: America’s Best Artisan Chocolatiers ~ Part IV

Bonbons and truffles from Bespoke Chocolates. Bespoke is a British term for custom-made, applicable to all of the lovely chocolates in this article. When we were a New York City teen with a palate for good chocolate, we enjoyed Teuscher and Corné de la Toison d’Or, two classic Belgian brands that served a discriminating population.…
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RECIPES: Elegant Tofu

Koketsu’s Spice-Seared Tofu. To any suspicious foodies out there who think of tofu as a little more than the poor man’s protein: Executive Chef Craig Koketsu of Park Avenue Spring and Quality Meats has recently proven you wrong. As it happens, April is “Soy Foods Month,” and in honor of the sometimes-stigmatized soy product Koketsu…
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