Food As Medicine: Healing Power of Ginger + Recipes

By Rena Unger | May 3, 2011

Photographer: Rena Unger

Photo: Rena Unger

Indigenous to Asia, now common all over the globe, ginger is an impressive healing food. This powerful and medicinal root is widely known as a digestive aid. How many times have you or someone else been recommended Ginger Ale for an upset stomach? This is just one example of ginger’s prominent role as a “healer”. Read More


Classic Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

By | March 18, 2011

Photo: Kenn Wilson

The Manhattan cocktail, as you may have guessed, is rumored to have originated in Manhattan, but as with most booze histories, is somewhat dubious when it comes to the particulars. A personal favorite is the theory that the Bourbon-Vermouth combination owes its name to the name of the New York sewage water.

However, this reasoning is probably not why Manhattans are popular. Aside from their rich, smooth flavors, they were a favorite of Marilyn Monroe’s in Some Like it Hot as well as an alternative to Cosmos for the ladies of Sex and the City. Manhattans must have also held an allure for Jack Kerouac who referenced them frequently in his novels.

The generally accepted ingredients are Whiskey or Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, and bitters. The varieties even within this trifecta, though, are infinite. The different Bourbons and Whiskeys available can provide a stunning diversity in their subtle flavors and there are many types of bitters that can be used as well.

What we have for your drinking pleasure, though, is the Classic Manhattan recipe.

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