Welcome back to CHOW Happy Hour! In this episode, Martin Cate, of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, prepares the Martinez, a cocktail some think is the precursor to the martini. While mixing this potent gin, sweet vermouth, and maraschino liqueur cocktail, Cate recounts his first encounter with it—on a train to Reno, Nevada.
Preparing a leg of lamb for roasting is, at first glance, an intimidating task. Don’t be frightened. We show you that with little more than a knife and twine and some time to marinate, the process is easy and rewarding.