Jeffrey’s dad had a bad experience with the Brandy Alexander back in the '70s. Could the cause be related to the ice cream used as an ingredient or the fact that they used a blender to mix up batches? Perhaps it was that they drank three full blenders of the rich concoction? We will never know. What we do know, is that the Alexander is a type of drink in which any base spirit, arguably, can be used. Originally, it was made with gin as opposed to today’s more popular variation containing brandy. In this episode, Jeffrey makes a Gin Alexander that his dad will never drink but would be proud of.
Chef Alexander Ong talks about his favorite hamburger—a Baja-inspired hamburguesa from Don Pisto's in San Francisco—then gets in the kitchen with Chef Pete Mrabe to learn its secrets. No surprise, it involves a lot of bacon, mayo, and guacamole.
In The Usual, the country's best chefs reveal the one dish that blows their mind again and again, then head behind-the-scenes to meet the creators.
Kombucha is all the rage right now. Though the fizzy, sweet, fermented tea has been around for at least a couple hundred years (and possibly much longer), it seems like Americans and Europeans are just beginning to discover the probiotic benefits.