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  1. I gotta get down to New Orleans! I've only pass through there and never spent any quality time. This thread is making think that I gotta go sooner rather than later. Cheers.
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    It's cool that people are talking about Vespers on here. I've been drinking them since that last James Bond movie 'Casino Royale'. I'm surprised they're not more popular. I make 'em with three parts Gin (I use Bulldog gin, it has some citrus notes that mix well with Lillet); one part Vodka, half part Lillet Blond. Gotta make sure it's shaken not stirred (we're talking James Bond here people) and give it a cool looking lemon twist. I gotta give that drink 'The Tableu' a shot. Thanks for the recipe JAZ.
  3. For the summer I'd have to go with the classic ice cold Corona with a lime. I also dig Stella Artois, freezing cold. In the fall or the winter give me something really stout like a room temp. Guinness. I'm not brewing my own... seems like a lotta people are (cheers)... so I mostly stick with the classics.
  4. Good thread. I loved this book. It reminded me that a love of good food is an invitation into different cultures, in this case Italian culture, which is so rich with history. Also, I'm still a Mario Bateli fan, I think he's keeping it pretty real for a 'celebrity chef'. I had the tasting menu at Babo on my birthday a while back and it was one of the best meals I've ever had.
  5. Junior's cheesecake isn't heavily crusted--it's made on a thin layer of cake. ← This is an old thread but I got to say that Juniors is still the best cheesecake in New York. Brooklyn keeps on taking the prize!
  6. I haven't watched Hells Kitchen since the first season... it made me a uncomfortable watching Ramsay yell at a bunch of amateurs... making it in the restaurant business has nothing to do with being abused by a Brit with an anger management problems. lol Still, it definitely has its moments and raises general culinary awareness. I'm glad to see it's still going strong.
  7. This is such a cool thread. Bourdain is still the coolest guy in the culinary world.
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