6 October Absinthe ‘Tails, 100 Things to Eat in Japan, Fruity Spicy Salt, and Day of the Food

Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.

Photo credit: Thrillist DC

Absinthe Cocktails

There’s a place in D.C., In a section of town called Adams Morgan (“AdMo” to its friends) where green fairies are playing.  The place is called Napoleon, and the verdant sprites will frolic there throughout October in the form of six new cocktails recently added to its bar menu, each one featuring absinthe as a prominent ingredient.  Bearing names like the Corpse Reviver #2, these mixes promise to make this October festive in ways we will long remember.

Via Thrillist D.C.

Photo credit: Nihon Ichiban

100 Dishes Japan

The thoughtful people at Nihon Ichiban have compiled a list of the one hundred examples of Japanese cuisine that every food lover must experience.  As a lover of Japanese food and cooking, I had fun seeing how many of the 100 dishes I’d experienced or at least heard of.  I believe you will too.

Via Nihon Ichiban

Photo credit: Tasting Table

Hepp’s Gourmet Salt

Here’s one that’ll add dimension to the taste of your Fall dishes, and judging by the interest L.A. bartenders are already taking in it, your cocktails as well: a line of flavor-infused gourmet salt from California-based Hepp’s Salt Co.  It’s where you’ll find salt that tastes of vanilla bean or lime.  Search no more for salt infused with the flavor of black and white truffles or Thai ginger or ghost pepper (claimed by the Hepp’s website to be the hottest salt sold.) This product line infuses me with new dimensions of want.

Via Tasting Table

Photo credit: FoodDay.org

Food Day

October 24th, 2012 has been designated Food Day, an occasion on which to turn our collective attention to the quality and accessibility of the foods we are fortunate enough to enjoy and that our bodies need. From the Food Day website: “Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.”  Sounds like an initiative that anyone concerned with the nutritional as well as the enjoyment value of the things we put into our stomachs should get behind.

Via FoodDay.org

*Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World food and drink blog. Vendors are not notified ahead of time that their products/services will be featured, thus Flavorful World will at the time of posting have had no related interactions with said vendors or any sample of their products/services by which to judge them. As such, we have no idea what these vendors are like to work with, or about the quality of their merchandise and are unqualified to vouch for them as reputable. Our Friday Fourplay lists are posted in the simple spirit of our having come across something that looks and sounds engaging, and thinking that perhaps our readers will think so too; no more, no less. With that in mind, patronize these establishments and vendors at your own risk.
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