A peek into my behind-the-scenes private tour of San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company.
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If it were possible to bottle Southern California, I imagine it would taste quite like the limoncello from Ventura Limoncello. It’s cheery as a canary’s coat, bright as sunshine, and tastes so purely of lemon that it might as well be lemon curd in alcohol form.
You’ve likely come across limoncello – on a trip to your local trattoria or even to the motherland – but chances are it’s been crappy. Limoncello is too often harsh, overly sweet, or just poor quality, like Lysol in liqueur form. If you’re like me, then you’ve probably even taken to making your own limoncello, because, let’s be honest, it’s really not that hard.
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It was like eating my way through history with each bite revealing something new about the origins of cacao. I was tasting the creations of Hawaii-based Madre Chocolate, whose goal, in their words, is to serve up “an edible history of chocolate.”
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It was if the skies were weeping there was so much rain falling and yet, not even 24 hours prior, I had been crossing fields of lava rock in heat so dry I could’ve baked flatbread.
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It’s impossible to talk craft beer without quickly mentioning Oregon. So when I headed to Portland for this year’s IACP conference, I hopped around the Hood River region discussing and, of course, sipping beer. Here are the highlights:
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I know, I know, you think I’ve become a roadie for a vegetarian band. Fear not as I didn’t, but I did visit with the folks over at Hodo Soy Beanery. They’re self-professed tofu ambassadors as they want to breathe new life into tofu by making it minimally processed, eco-conscious, and delicious. Have you ever made your own tofu? It’s easy yet it’s not. I mean the process is a cinch, but achieving really awesome texture and flavor, well, that’s a challenge.
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