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.
Liquor.com’s New Drinking Rules for 2013
On the second day of this brave new year, Liquor.com gave to us its list of five resolutions to inspire drinkers and broaden our horizons. Calling all tipplers to fill the time between sips with things like mixing beer and spirits or seeking and treasuring reprints of vintage mixology guides, here’s a list good enough to drink.
Bibimbap Party How-To
For the uninitiated, bibimbap is a Korean dish typically served in a hot clay pot and consists of rice, savory, thinly-sliced beef, and crunchy vegetables like bean sprouts, shredded carrots, and kimchi. Generally topped with a fried egg, and always beautiful to look at, it is easily among my top ten favorites dishes of all time. Perhaps sensing this, or perhaps born of sheer benevolence toward mankind, Bon Appétit has made available a brief instructional on how to build a party around the prep and enjoyment of this great meal, and included a recipe courtesy of BonAppetit.com user Kay Chun with it.
Via Bon Appétit
Christmas Tree Beer and Gin
Making an apparent comeback is a form of alcoholic brew made from the shoots, needles, and inner bark of the spruce tree. Once popular as an archaic potion for warding off scurvy and promoting fertility, spruce beer is seeing a resurgence among craft breweries, and for those who fancy a higher proof in their Christmas tree-flavored alcohol, spruce gin. Do-it-yourselfers can even get frozen spruce samples by mail to brew their own beer. If anything should cast the phrase “Tastes like the holidays” in a newer, more literal light, here it is.
Via NPR The Salt
2013 Food Horoscope
Whether you go whole hog for astrology or take it with a grain of salt (I know, I know. I’m working on the puns, really I am. You can’t expect me to quit cold turkey!), this is just interesting. Any deal where the worst one can come away with is a couple of new food and recipe ideas sounds worth checking out to me.