Eric Ripert’s California Bee Sting from Avec Eric.

Every once in a while I find myself feeling the urge to bring out my fancy rocks glasses that I inherited from my grandmother when we cleaned out her house years ago. They belonged originally to my great-great aunt who sponsored my grandmother’s emigration to the U.S. from Ireland, and they always stood in a…

Making sous vide blackberry cordial.

Since my immersion circulator joined our coterie of kitchen gadgets, I’ve made quite a few infusions with it, from Alton Brown’s fennel cordial, homemade not-actually Grand Mariner, allspice dram, and a raspberry cordial taken straight from the Anova Culinary website. AB’s fennel cordial was exactly as I expected–complex with lots of different anise notes at…