February 22, 2010



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.

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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



NakedBeet February 23, 2010
Thanks food52 for sharing a website I probably wouldn't have found on my own. I need a cocktail education for sure!
adashofbitters February 22, 2010
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.<br /><br />Liz, let me think of some ideas and get back to you.
Lizthechef February 22, 2010
Thanks - guests were ill so dinner postponed til 4/3 - whew!
gluttonforlife February 24, 2010
Very exciting--I can't wait! But where will you post the link? Should I check back here??
adashofbitters February 22, 2010
Thanks, everyone!
Savorykitchen February 22, 2010
Cheers! <br /><br />Have made the braised pork belly twice - deeeeelicious!<br />
gluttonforlife February 22, 2010
How about some cocktail recipes, Dash? Maybe something with absinthe, pleeez...
adashofbitters February 24, 2010
Glutton:<br /><br />Here's a wrap-up of this month's Mixology Monday, theme absinthe:<br /><br /><br />
gluttonforlife February 24, 2010
OK, got it!
Lizthechef February 22, 2010
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 -
MrsWheelbarrow February 22, 2010
This recognition is so well deserved! Let's all raise a glass to Dietsch!
lastnightsdinner February 22, 2010
I married well :)
AntoniaJames February 22, 2010
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!
shayma February 22, 2010
you definitely did! a blog about drinks? yes yes yes.