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Old-World Teas and Modern Cocktail Mixology

Shawn RefouaMay 20th, 2009 by Shawn Refoua
mixology

As mixologists, we are continually experimenting with new flavors and sensations to create simple cocktails with complex flavor profiles to share with the world. Trends play an important part in the creativity and development of new drinks. Today, we see a major movement toward healthier living and longer life. Products that focus on low-cholesterol and a healthy heart have long been prevalent on our supermarket shelves. (more…)

Tea and Rum: A Powerful Combination

Shawn RefouaApril 15th, 2009 by Shawn Refoua
Martini in the glass

I’ve been a bartender and mixologist in San Francisco for 8 years and am involved in running the San Francisco School of Bartending.  In my upcoming posts, we’re going to learn about how to make cocktails incorporating tea.  This post includes a recipe for a Tea Rum Cocktail.  But, first let’s start by finding out more about how the combination of tea and rum came together to play a role in inciting the American Revolution. (more…)

Memories of Fragrant Cups

Chef Vinita JacintoApril 6th, 2009 by Chef Vinita Jacinto
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Since graduating from the Institute of Hotel Management, Culinary Arts & Applied Nutrition in Mumbai, India 27 years ago, I have nourished my life-long passion for food by serving as a culinary educator. I am currently a Chef Instructor of Principles of Contemporary Cuisine at California Culinary Academy in San Francisco where I have been a member of the faculty since 2005. While teaching hundreds of students how to develop healthy, delicious foods over the years, I have inevitably imparted upon them the tremendous cultural and culinary values of tea, which I hold so dear. (more…)