Dump Punch is the book I’ll write if Cathy Mitchell lets me

Julia Childs built her career by introducing Americans to French cuisine. Infomercial legend Cathy Mitchell introduced the world to the Midwestern cuisine that is dump cooking. Through her books: Dump Cakes, Dump Dinners, Dump and Slow Cook, and Dump for Diabetics, Cathy shared her “from scratch” recipes that took prep...

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Amaro + Artichokes: an education and a cocktail recipe

  Melissa here, back at it, serving up know-how, pro-tips, and product comparisons from a decade of mixing it all.  Last time I reviewed mixers great for Palomas, but this time I'm excited to talk about Amaro.  We’ve noticed a recent increase in interest from you all, and I couldn’t be...

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Ventura Spirits Midas Touch - food waste transformed into top shelf liquor

Ventura Spirits is a California micro distillery specializing in innovative craft spirits inspired by California's central coast.  They make gin that tastes like the sage that grows on the hills above the central coast, vodka and brandy that tastes like ripe strawberry fields, and a prickly pear spirit that is the...

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