Archive for November, 2005

Giving Wine the Bird

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

This is pretty last minute, but what kind of wine should I serve with Thanksgiving dinner? We’re having the usual stuff. — Todd Young fellow, first be sure that, whether muscatel or Margaux, the wine is wine you like. There’s nothing sillier than running off and buying six bottles that some critic has anointed (even [...]

Gin Sling

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Dinner last night at a wonderful Punjabi restaurant, the service spot on. Really reminded me of India under the Raj. I had several of these before the main course, and felt the November winds turn balmy as a Devonshire breeze. Most recipes don’t call for bitters, but there were certainly bitters in my drink, and [...]

Bankhead on Bourbon

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Coming to her senses as she takes leave of them. “Codeine . . . bourbon.” — Tallulah Bankhead, actress, d. December 12, 1968