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Matt and Kate Jennings, owners of Farmstead and La Laiterie at Farmstead in Providence, will cook at the James Beard House in Manhattan on Monday. The Jennings will present an American Artisan Dinner, featuring a menu of American artisanal dairy products, showcasing their local, handmade food inspired by the seasons and their New England setting. farmsteadinc.com, jamesbeardhouse.com.
Narragansett Beer, The Official Beer of the Clam
July 19, 2010; Providence, RI - New England's Narragansett Beer, the official "Beer of the Clam," is ready to toast the summer season with the release of a new, limited-edition Tallboy can and kick-off of the exclusive summer event series.
Spirits preview of products is most promising
There is something about Tales of the Cocktail, the huge spirits industry conference that has been held here every July for eight years, that leads one to make epic pronouncements about booze.
Take, for instance, this one from F. Paul Pacult: "Gin is such a lovely invention. There is the wheel, and then there's gin."
Pacult, a critic and the publisher of the influential newsletter Spirits Journal, made that observation during a session on how to "Hone Your Sensory Skills to a Higher Level."
Art in the Age’s SNAP hits state store shelves
SNAP, the new 80-proof, ginger snap-influenced liquor from the Art in the Age folks (creators of ROOT is now on shelves in local Wine & Spirits stores, is an interesting beast indeed — it combines elements both sweet (blackstrap molasses, brown and pure cane sugars) and zingy (clove, ginger, nutmeg) for a liquid sensation so close to the experience of biting into the source-material cookie that it’s almost scary.
Partaaaaaay (and buy Letterpressed Drop Caps)
If you missed my tweets about this in early July, there is currently a show of my letterpressed drop caps at Art in the Age in Philadelphia. If you are in or around Philly this Friday (July 30th), come and help celebrate the show with me. I’m hoping it will turn into a massive Philadelphia nostalgiafest in which I carry on my own private game of Edward Cocktail-Hands and promise everyone I am moving back “becausephiladelphiaissototallyawesome!!!1!”. See the video below for further details about the show, and if you can’t make it, no worries, drop caps will be for sale on my site very soon and you and I can have a virtual toast when you purchase one.
Vintage quality: Modern drink revives ancient recipe
Philadelphia – Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction <http://www.artintheage.com> has launched a spirit inspired by a recipe that dates back to the 1600s.
The drink Snap borrows an old Pennsylvanian-Dutch recipe for lebkuchen, a traditional ginger biscuit, to create a distilled drink.