Monthly Archives: July 2013

Quick Tour: Cacao Prieto in Red Hook, Brooklyn

[UPDATED: See below for a response by Cacao Prieto’s Daniel Preston] I stopped into the Cacao Prieto chocolate factory and distillery in June and bought some chocolate and bourbon, sampled some spirits, and took some snapshots. I’ve been on their … Continue reading

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An Interview with Pip Hanson

When I started hearing about a bartender named Pip Hanson at Marvel Bar in Minneapolis, I was intrigued: He switched everything over to the metric system. He was experimenting with super-diluted and barely chilled cocktails. He came up with an … Continue reading

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For Perfumers There is No Bad Smell

“As one who writes about cologne, you owe it to yourself to read the book,” a new friend told me recently. He was talking about Chandler Burr’s The Emperor of Scent, and he was surprised I hadn’t read it. The … Continue reading

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