More courses minting mixology masters - Several organizations are offering high-level courses in bartending and certifying the graduates as "masters" of mixology. The courses come as restaurants and lounges update their bar menus to appeal to increasingly sophisticated drinkers.
As the economy sputters, bartenders are going back to school - in bartending.
Several organizations, including the world's second-largest liquor maker, have begun offering graduate-style courses ...
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... Nice Work if You Can Mix It; By DAVID KESMODEL
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Rules to Eat By
Every trip to the supermarket these days requires us to navigate what has become a truly treacherous food landscape. I mean, what are we to make of a wonder of food science like the new Splenda with fiber? (“The great sweet taste you want and a little boost of fiber.”) Should we call this progress? Is it even food? And then, at the far other end of the nutritional spectrum, ...
Full Story: Rules to Eat By; By MICHAEL POLLAN
Food & Drink on the TimesOnline.co.uk
Pop-up restaurants: is there a chef in the house?
As a new TV show asks couples to turn their homes into pop-up restaurants, an amateur cook turns chef for the night.
You’ve got to feel for Charlie and Sam. Last week they turned their London terrace house into a restaurant for the night. They spent two days lugging shopping bags, tables and chairs, chopping vegetables and rolling out pastry, and ...
Full Story: Pop-up restaurants: is there a chef in the house?; by Tony Turnbull
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