Friday Cocktail Hour: The Blind Melon

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Blind Melon Video by Katherine Guanche. Last week's cocktail featured mint simple syrup. For today's cocktail, I've made a fruit puree, canteloupe infused with rosemary, that stands in for the simple syrup. The subject came up during a pre-zoom interview for A Mighty Blaze with the novelist Caroline Leavitt and her producer Tom Champoux, who brought up the puree and sent me his recipe. It caught our attention because the canteloupe where we're staying is uncommonly delicious, the rosemary plentiful. It was simply a matter of combining a cup of diced canteloup, two sprigs of rosemary, and a half cup of sugar in a jar or...

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I write books (more than twenty now), mostly about food and cooking, half with chefs, some non-food non-fiction books (wooden boats, the fascinating world of pediatric heart surgery), and a lot of opinions here on the fundamental importance of food and cooking to our families, our communities, our world. I also make smartphone apps, kitchen tools, do TV, public speaking, and help raise my family. See my wiki page for the nuts and bolts. Most recently three novellas called In Short Measures (Fall 2015) and Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America (Spring 2017).