Category Archives: Food and health

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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Why Don’t You Have Fish?

Eddie Pensier writes: [Oppenheimer] had fierce opinions when it came to food and wine. “Martinis had to be strong. Coffee had to be black. Steak had to be rare,” listed the British physicist Rudolf Peierls. Once, Oppenheimer took Peierls and … Continue reading

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