Friday Cocktail Hour! The Maraschino Daiquiri

Friday Cocktail Hour! The Maraschino Daiquiri

Rum, lime, simple syrup and marischino liqueur. I did not splurge on the Crème de Violet for the Aviation, which is not, IMHO, strictly required for the bracing, gin-based concoction. I prepared our cocktails for a Zoom reading Sunday night by the estimable Bill Roorbach, isolating in Maine. Bill read a new short story called “At 12,” referencing the Sally Mann book of photos whose subject is the evolving identities of adolescent girls. (And I’ll take the opportunity to recommend both Bill’s fine book of short stories, The Girl In the Lake, and Sally Mann’s superb memoir, Hold Still). I highly recommend such gatherings. What a strange...

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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).