Z Line Vermouth: Photo Essay

Many folks only know of vermouth as ‘other part’ of a martini. The dusty, little-known bottle on the shelf of almost every bar might be identified by a single tasting note: dry or sweet. But, oh, all the things vermouth can be! Vermouth is a fortified and aromatized wine, meaning: wine with extra booze and…

Z Line Vermouth: The Recipe

Ingredients 100 pounds chardonnay grapes, harvested on a cool night 5 grams of Pinot Grigio yeast 1 gram SO2 4 bottles applejack or grape brandy 1 jar dichondra seeds[1] 1 jar safflower 1 jar mandarin peels 1 jar wild anise flowers 2 cups dried alfalfa 5 teaspoons wormwood 4 cups safflower and wild blackberry honey…

Alice Waters Reading List

To prepare for my Alice Waters Potluck, I’ve been reading as much as I can about Alice, Chez Panisse, Terroir, and California Cuisine. Here are some amazing books and articles I’ve found and enjoyed, but first, I’ll share an excerpt from the preface of Waters’ memoir, Coming to My Senses: “Here is how I cook:…

Alice Waters Potluck

I’ll be hosting an Alice Waters Potluck at Practice Space, a shop and studio in Inman Square, as part of their winter research question: why do we dream of California?  Check out the event page here and buy your tickets here – the dinner is limited to 16 seats and they’re going fast! Why an…