2 comments on “Review: Edible Cocktails – From Garden to Glass

  1. Hi Chris,

    Thank you for such a lively and well-thought-out review. I’m so happy you enjoyed the book. And, that’s an interesting point about addressing people’s concerns regarding meat and eggs. It’s something I will make a point of touching upon in my upcoming classes. (basically, farm-fresh, hormone-free, and organic applies here, as well, to ensure the freshest, safest, healthiest result… There has been some dispute regarding pasteurized eggs in drinks – but perhaps that’s a whole new conversation.)

    Many thanks – and cheers! Great blog.

    Natalie

    • Hey Natalie,

      Thanks! That means a lot!

      With the meat and eggs, I think we’re conditioned to think that meat sitting, even if it’s infusing in alcohol, is a bad thing (for instance your chorizo mezcal) and the fact that undercooked eggs have caused foodbourne illness (though honestly, I can’t help but wonder how much of that is sensationalism.) I know you can educate us into confidence about meat infused liquor and eggs in drinks, but for what it’s worth, my word of caution is that of the studies I’ve seen, farm fresh, organic, etc. meat tests just as high for things like bacteria as factory farmed. Or in some cases higher because of the lack of antibiotics.

      Or, if I’m being glib, chicken’s poop. Even organic chickens. :)

      I’m not sure if I’m just a case of knowing just enough to be dangerous, but I would assume there are others like me. Maybe?

      I hope it helps. It’s still a great book and I was thrilled to be able to review it…even if it took me longer than I would have liked. :)

      Chris

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