Category Archives: Food and health

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Paleo Retiree writes: Have we reached Peak Bone Broth? More evidence:

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Whisky Live

Eddie Pensier writes: I was hesitant when I purchased my $99 tickets for Whisky Live Canberra: Would it be worth the money? I was mindful of the fiasco that was the recent Australian Barbecue Festival in Sydney and set my … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky

Eddie Pensier writes: I first tasted Balcones Baby Blue at the marvelous Seven Grand whisky bar in downtown Los Angeles. The friendly and knowledgeable barkeep Paul was a big fan but warned me not to get too attached to the stuff: … Continue reading

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Recipe Du Jour: Green Chile Chicken Tacos

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Ingredients: 1 batch of green chile seasoning mix, recipe below 1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken (breasts, thighs, or some mix of the two) 1 package of corn tortillas 1 small red onion 1 bunch of … Continue reading

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“The Birth of Saké”

Paleo Retiree writes: This film (which recently appeared on Netflix Instant) isn’t an informative, clear, traditional documentary. It isn’t an expressive cine-essay, like “Sans Soleil” or “Be Here to Love Me,” either. Instead, it’s an impressionistic, reverential, dark thing — almost … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Angostura 1824 Rum

Eddie Pensier writes: I picked up this pricey Trinidadian sipper because I had a gift card to a local bottle shop. I’d been hoping for a Diplomatico or a Zacapa but this one was the best one on the shelf … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Bruichladdich Octomore

Eddie Pensier writes: My most recent trip to New York resulted in an invitation to a free Bruichladdich tasting at the excellent Upper East Side Scotch bar Caledonia, and this was the last dram–the self-proclaimed “peatiest whisky in the world”. … Continue reading

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