Mezcal: Past and Future

Nothing has been more tied to Mexican identity than tequila. While this one Mexican spirit was celebrated, many others were pushed into obscurity. I was invited to write about the past and present of tequila, and mezcal in general, for the Best of Phoenix 2016 issue of the Phoenix New Times: If the agave is…

Reading Material 12.18.15

This week’s readings: that time Paris ate the zoo, slave labor shrimp, a scandal in the chocolate world.

Culinary Christmas Gift Guide: Books

It’s that gift guide time of year. Some of the best I’ve seen this year: A surprisingly practical list from NY Times. A guide that begs the question, do you really need a wine suitcase? from the LA Times. A gift guide of the ‘I want everything on it’ variety from Eater. And adding one…