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Cook, drink, eat, repeat.
I made a punch for a party this weekend, using this recipe from punch/historical drinks guru David Wondrich. It called for  pineapple syrup, green tea, lemons, oranges, dark rum, cognac, two bottles of champagne and this: Batavia Arrack van Oosten.

I made a punch for a party this weekend, using this recipe from punch/historical drinks guru David Wondrich. It called for  pineapple syrup, green tea, lemons, oranges, dark rum, cognac, two bottles of champagne and this: Batavia Arrack van Oosten.

My favorite BBQ companion, Oregon’s Session beer, has arrived on the East Coast. Note the stubby bottle.  (Taken with instagram)

My favorite BBQ companion, Oregon’s Session beer, has arrived on the East Coast. Note the stubby bottle. (Taken with instagram)

Tina Ujlaki, the F&W  recipe guru, said these are great chickpeas. They are. You can buy them here.

Tina Ujlaki, the F&W recipe guru, said these are great chickpeas. They are. You can buy them here.

In researching basic food photo skills, I read that one should try to  avoid taking shots of brown foods. The pork rilletes I made using  Bittman’s new  recipe were brown, brown, brown. So I put a 2-year-old in the shot.

In researching basic food photo skills, I read that one should try to avoid taking shots of brown foods. The pork rilletes I made using Bittman’s new recipe were brown, brown, brown. So I put a 2-year-old in the shot.

Date shake. Palm Springs. December, 2010.

Date shake. Palm Springs. December, 2010.