Great show! Thank you for joining us!
We showcased 11 new items, made clam chowder and illustrated the evolution of a cocktail from water to wonderfully complex and layered bourbon cocktail, with each stage being satisfying in its own right.
And we had three great giveaways - winners below.
But first food and drink....
New England Clam Chowder
with Sourdough Bread
Chunky smoked bacon, cubed
Clams, minced (in broth, save)
1/4 stick Butter
Leeks, 4 stalks, chopped into half-moons
Dry white wine, 1 cup
Yukon Gold potatoes, 4, cubed
Heavy Cream, 1 qt.
Thyme, 3 sprigs
Sourdough bread, loaf uncut
1/2 stick of butter
Red Onion, diced
Cut sourdough bread in thick slices but without cutting all the way through.
Add thin slabs of butter in each of the opening in the bread.
Wrap in aluminum foil and place in over on warm.
Next, place 1/4 stick of butter in a large pot or Dutch Oven over medium heat.
Add cubed bacon and stir until browned.
Remove bacon from pot but leave the rendered fat.
Add leeks to pan until just starting to brown then add potatoes and wine, reduce heat to low/medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes start to soften, approx. 10 minutes.
Add saved clam broth and enough clam juice to just cover potatoes.
Simmer until potatoes soften, approx. 15 minutes.
Add heavy cream, cooked bacon, clams and pepper, and simmer for 10 minutes, but do not boil.
Allow pot to cool for at least 15 minutes
Remove bread from oven.
Fill a soup bowl 3/4 of clam chowder, top with chopped cilantro, red onion and sprinkle on top a bit of caviar.
Tear off a slice of sourdough bread to dunk, scoop and sup up chowder.
We talk during the show about how we evolve a cocktail in layers.
We start with nature's purest product - 2 oz of water. This is our most basic necessity. Drink it all day.
Add a squeeze of lemon, to make a nice cleansing and refreshing drink.
Add 2 tablespoons of frozen lemonade and you have lemonade - a delicious drink.
Add 1 oz of kombucha (which flavor depends on your preference) and you've created the basic "mocktail".
Add 1 oz of ginger beer, and voila!, another mocktail.
Add 1 oz St. Germaine elderflower liqueur. This is makes a light and effervescent low-alcohol libation. At this point, we've added enough liquid for more than one drink so you can pour some of this mix over ice in a beautiful glass.
Or you can punch this up to a full-tilt cocktail by adding 2 oz of bourbon to the mix. This is now 7 oz and enough for two cocktails so pour some over ice and save the rest of later.
Today's giveaway winners are
Endellion Sweater S/M (Maria P)
Zimmer Necklace (Olena T)
Kentia Crossbody (Janine S)