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A Bartender’s Library – An Online, Searchable Library for the Bartending Profession via EUVS Library

December 3rd, 2019 No comments
A Bartender's Library - An Online, Searchable Library for the Bartending Profession via euvslibrary.com

THE BARTENDING PROFESSION has a rich and varied history that only recently has come to light during the past two decades. Vintage cocktail and distillation books filled with recipes, techniques, and management procedures are being unearthed and collected at an unprecedented pace.

For the new generations of bartenders these rare volumes, dating from the 1820s through the 1940s, are financially out of reach. However, these sources of research are crucial to career development and creative inspiration as well as to personal advancement in a profession that has rediscovered a justifiable sense of pride and purpose.

Over the coming year, we will make available free, digitised versions of these classics that you can read online and search in a user-friendly, page-through format. With over 1,000 volumes at our access, we need your help in deciding which volumes you find most important to you as a bar professional.

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An interesting link found among my daily reading

Historical Cooking Books – 41 in a series – The Boston Cooking School magazine of culinary science and domestic economics (1899)

November 25th, 2019 Comments off


What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!

Historical Cooking Books – 41 in a series – The Boston Cooking School magazine of culinary science and domestic economics (1899)

Historical Cooking Books - 40 in a series - The Boston Cooking School magazine of culinary science and domestic economics (1899)

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THE UNTRAINED HAND.
A Study in Household Economics.
By Emma P. Ewing.

Of all the young women who have come under my instruction, as a teacher of household economics, not more than one in each twenty-five could sweep properly. And, as far as my observation extends, along domestic lines, this ratio will hold about the same in regard to women generally. As a rule, women, old or young, do not know how to hold a broom. When a woman takes hold of a broom, she places the right hand near the top of the handle and the left hand toward the broomcorn ; and, instead of changing and reversing her hands, as occasion requires, she keeps them in the same position during the entire time she is engaged in sweeping. Whether she sweeps to the right or to the left, the position of her hands remains unchanged, and her body is contorted and her muscles strained in a performance that would exercise those organs beneficially, if the hands were so trained that they could be used at will, and were changed as the changes in the position of the sweeper demanded.

 



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Papa Figos, Douro Valley Wine via Instagram

September 23rd, 2019 Comments off

Papa Figos, Douro Valley Wine

Papa Figos, Douro Valley Wine via Instagram

We brought back this bottle of Portuguese wine from our trip to share with our friends. It is excellent and well balanced. Despite being in Porto I didn’t pick up any port wine except for a small bottle we were given as a gift. Although I did taste port several times while we were there.

** We have returned from Porto and I am streaming out our photos over the next few weeks.

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Lunch? via Instagram via Instagram

September 19th, 2019 Comments off

Lunch?

Lunch? via Instagram via Instagram

A hot day and a lot of walking so rewarding myself with a nice beer Under a cool umbrella by the River Douro in Porto.
Port wineries might tempt me across the river later.

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My typical European breakfast via Instagram

September 16th, 2019 Comments off

Sip on the Classic Taste of a Whiskey Daisy via The Spruce Eats

September 4th, 2019 Comments off

The whiskey daisy is a classic whiskey cocktail that has long been a favorite among whiskey lovers and cocktail enthusiasts. It is an easy recipe that uses just a few ingredients and it is a perfect cocktail for any occasion.
 
The daisy cocktail is a true classic when it comes to the thousands of cocktail recipes that we have known and loved over the years. There are many daisies and they differ from one another because of the base spirit used. In the case of the whiskey daisy, that base is obviously going to be whiskey but precisely which whiskey to use, well, that is another question.

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Apple Peel Bourbon Recipe via Food52

September 2nd, 2019 Comments off
Bourbon is my favorite tipple and I made some peach-infused bourbon using perfectly ripe peaches from the farmer’s market a few weeks ago, and this sounds just as tasty. — Douglas
 
This is the best, and booziest, way to use apple peels. I got the idea from Tara Duggan’s “Root to Stalk” (Ten Speed, 2013). Tara suggests serving it over ice, topped with ginger beer and a big squeeze of lime — and I agree. —Marian Bull
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New Whiskies Worth a Place on Your Bar via Garden & Gun

August 30th, 2019 Comments off
I am always trying to stay on top of the new whiskey offerings — and the best — of course. At least those that don’t break the bank for a tipple. Here are few whiskeys that might be worth a try. — Douglas
 
 
The whiskey collection at Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, D.C., runs more than 2,500 deep, including some 350 American-made examples. Owner Bill Thomas used to stock a wider breadth of bourbons, ryes, and other domestic whiskies, but after tasting through most everything new to the market in recent years, he pared down the selection to include only bottlings deemed truly exceptional. “With all the whiskies that are hitting the market, we have a duty to sift through them and try to offer the best quality we can,” Thomas says.

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Morning is over via Instagram

August 30th, 2019 Comments off

What is your favorite coffee or coffee drink? Share your memories in the comments!

Morning is over

Morning is over via Instagram

The last dregs of coffee in my mug tell me it is time to switch from my phone to my computer and get on with my daily work.

Since I bought the iPhoneXs I am able to do a lot of my morning routine from my phone But there comes a time in every day when I must retire to the computer desk. 

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Historical Cooking Books: The wine-drinker’s manual (1830) – 33 in a series

July 28th, 2019 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


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Historical Cooking Books: The wine-drinker’s manual (1830) – 33 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The wine-drinker's manual (1830) - 33 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: The wine-drinker's manual (1830) - 33 in a series

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PREFACE.

The object of the following pages is to exhibit a sketchy outline of the most celebrated vineyards, and the several processes of wine-making in different countries : in short, to represent the general economy of one of the most interesting branches of human invention. The subject was of no very facile complexion ; but one from which the Author would have shrunk with due sense of his incompetence to treat, had he not been induced to the task, by the superabundance of materials,which, much reading and laborious research enabled him to render available. His duties, therefore, became rather those of arrangement than authorship ; although it is hoped that the candour with which this distinction is made in the subsequent pages, renders this explanation almost superogatory.

As the present volume aspires only to the rank of a u Manual,” the reader will not expect to find it contain any extensive researches into the antiquarian history of Wine, or the ancient and modern philosophy of its manufacture. Had these divisions of the subject been largely expatiated on, the work must necessarily have assumed too scientific a character for the general reader. On the other hand, the Author has endeavoured to produce a book of picturesque details of the wine-countries, and the practical points of wine-making ; at the same time, illustrating the latter by the results of the most recent enquiries of men of experimental and practical science. To these the Author has added his own experience, which, though comparatively unpretending, has, he hopes, enabled him to adapt and arrange the contributions of others with propriety and effect.

Although the Author’s claim to originality in these pages is thus humbly rated, it would be false delicacy not to express his confidence in the appreciation of the labour which was requisite for their production. Anxiety to furnish the reader with the present face of the wine-countries, has led him to consult the journals of the most recent and accredited travellers; and equal diligence has prompted him in the more practical and technical portions of his work. Few attempts have been made at ornate style, or embellishment of the subject; since it would have been folly to attempt in prose what the poets of all ages have so divinely blended with their happiest productions ; but some relief was occasionally necessary. A glance at the annexed Table of Contents, will excuse the Author adding more in a prefatory form ; but, as the subject is rife with delight, he will not trespass on the patience of the reader, further than by expressing a hope, that his gratification will be identified throughout the pages of the Wine-drinker’s Manual.

Richmond, April, 1830.



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