May 26, 2010

0 the Margarita

The Margarita, in all of its simplistic glory—with more self-professed originators than the internet, see Ted Haigh interview—is all too often forsaken.  In a town like Los Angeles, sadly, one couldn't find a decent Margarita until a few years a...

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Filed Under: Cocktails

April 6, 2010

0 Jimmy Yeager

Jimmy Yeager, loading agave Jimmy in San Luis del Rio, a Zapotec village nestled along the Rio Hormiga Colorada, 8,000 feet up in the Oaxacan Sierra, where village elder and master mezcal distiller Paciano Cruz Nolasco makes the sacred same na...

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Filed Under: Random, Spirits

April 1, 2010

1 Experts: Ad Infinitum

Recently, a long-time friend and contentious collaborator stopped me mid-sentence—amid the fervor of one of my rants—and said: “Are you ever going to stop talking about ‘empowering experts’?” When I first started thinking about this wh...

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Filed Under: Random