Category: Gastronomy

Employees Must Wash Haiku

Journeyman is a fantastic restaurant. If you haven’t, go eat there. In the bathrooms at Journeyman you won’t see signs that say “Employees must wash hands”. You’ll see some pretty damned funny haiku nicely framed on the wall which meet the same legal requirement. When I read these haiku I...

The Churchill

Cucumbers & Gin Cocktail Round-up

We’re done! We’ve created seven different custom cocktails each featuring cucumbers and gin for awesome our Kickstarter backers. It was harder and more rewarding than I expected. Both ingredients have very distinctive flavors, and coming up with seven different recipes that a) aren’t horrible and b) aren’t identical wasn’t easy....

Shoot My Brother, the cocktail

Final Cocktail: the Shoot My Brother

Shoot my brother. please! Basically, I’m morally obligated to taunt Dennis with his custom cocktail. He’s my brother – I have to. The name of the drink is one thing, but my favorite part is that he has to cut fiddly grapefruit supremes and wrestle with obnoxious plating requirements! This...

Emilicious

The Emilicious

Emily H is one of those brilliant people who winds up running the government (and she’s got a recipe blog!). She’s a civil servant, working for the NSF, NASA, and now the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, so just remember: she’s on your side, and she’s good at it. This spring,...

The Greg Fizz

The Greg Fizz

Greg put us over the top on December 13th, and to a great extent he’s still largely a mystery to us. His Kickstarter profile lists him only as Greg D., but also shows him to be a prolific supporter of a huge range of creative projects – they’re really quite...

Wheaton's Elixir

Wheaton’s Elixir

Sarah Wheaton is a great cook who cut her teeth as a political blogger for the NYTimes right out of college covering the election in D.C. Now she’s back at the mothership in NYC and has made reading the times into an addictive game of Spot Sarah’s Byline. Sarah’s cocktail...

Maxine's cucumber manhattan

Maxine’s Cucumber Manhattan

This cocktail is for my grandfather, Wesley Clark, and his wife, Maxine Rockoff. Not only are Gramps and Maxine generous backers of Cucumbers and Gin, they’re also welcoming the production into their home. When we shoot on April 2, we’ll be shooting in their lovely apartment with an incredible view...

Mona's martini

Mona’s Martini

Mona Seghatoleslami is a lovely viola player and a very old friend. We took music theory together in high school and climbed trees and talked about The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Now she lives in West Virginia and is a classical music public radio personality. I think once...

Dr. Ueno's Wild Thing

Dr. Ueno’s Wild Thing

I’d like to announce the first cocktail recipe for the backers of Cucumbers and Gin: Dr. Ueno’s wild thing. Ken Ueno was our very first backer and, knowing the sophistication of his palate, I knew we’d have to come up with something special. Ken requested something spicy, and something with...