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…

Orange Infused Tequila

I’m not trying to say that the holidays require a lot of booze, with posting two recipes for infused liquors in a week, but really, it doesn’t hurt. As with the licor de membrillo, this infusion is sweetened at the beginning of the process, rather than afterwards. It’s much like salting throughout the cooking process,…

Reading Material 12.11.15

In misleading headlines this week: Drinking Tequila Could Help You Lose Weight, According To Scientists, Buzzhearts.  I love tequila, not in an ‘I’m Mexican so obviously tequila is my life’ sort of way, because frankly, no one else in my family likes tequila. I simply love tequila. And if drinking tequila alone made one skinny, that…