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February 22, 2010 14 Comments

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adashofbitters is a mixologist and blogger who's overseeing the bar at the soon-to-open Cook & Brown Public House in Providence, Rhode Island. He also happens to be married to beloved food52 contributor lastnightsdinner, but there's no doubt he holds his own in the kitchen. He specializes in homey recipes like Buttermilk Biscuits and Chicken Cracklins and artful cocktails like the Seelbock. His love of spirits at times spills over into boozed-up recipes like Slow Cooker Pork Belly with Braised Apples and Cabbage (in which he explains the distinction between American apple brandy and Calvados and why, in this case, the American version is better). Check out adashofbitters' profile page and fan him here.

Read adashofbitters' profile Q&A below:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
    Braiiiiiiiiiiiiiins -- calf brains, that is
  • What do you cook when home alone?
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    Boston shaker
  • Your ideal meal:
    Fried or roasted chicken
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    We have some veal sweetbreads in the freezer. Looking forward to cooking those.
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    The Joy of Mixology, by Gary Regan


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over 5 years ago NakedBeet

Thanks food52 for sharing a website I probably wouldn't have found on my own. I need a cocktail education for sure!

over 5 years ago adashofbitters

Glutton, tonight happens to be Mixology Monday, a monthly event in the cocktail-blogging community in which bloggers submit recipes around a given theme. This month's theme is absinthe. When this month's organizer posts her round-up, I'll post up a link.

Liz, let me think of some ideas and get back to you.


over 5 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks - guests were ill so dinner postponed til 4/3 - whew!

over 5 years ago gluttonforlife

Very exciting--I can't wait! But where will you post the link? Should I check back here??

over 5 years ago adashofbitters

Thanks, everyone!


over 5 years ago Savorykitchen


Have made the braised pork belly twice - deeeeelicious!

over 5 years ago gluttonforlife

How about some cocktail recipes, Dash? Maybe something with absinthe, pleeez...

over 5 years ago adashofbitters


Here's a wrap-up of this month's Mixology Monday, theme absinthe:


over 5 years ago gluttonforlife

OK, got it!


over 5 years ago Lizthechef

Help - I am still searching for an old-fashioned recipe that cranks it up a notch. I'm hearing about blood orange bitters, brandied Morello cherries, maple syrup(!) VIP dinner party coming up...Any ideas, much appreciated! Thank you -


over 5 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

This recognition is so well deserved! Let's all raise a glass to Dietsch!


over 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

I married well :)


over 5 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I should say so! Anyone who can both create gorgeous biscuits and mix a great cocktail is definitely a keeper. ;o) Love the adashofbitters profile pic, too!


over 5 years ago shayma

you definitely did! a blog about drinks? yes yes yes.