On Drunk Scientists And The Resolutions Of Professional Drinkers


by Talia KleinplatzEater’s Kat Kinsman tells us how we too can spend our year eating our way through America. Great picks from New Orleans to Portland to Vegas.

A shift towards no age statements has resulted in the loss of a number of whiskies in 2015. Here’s a list of a few of the fallen bottles. Hibiki 12, you will be missed!

A big shout out to Bon Appetit for their Food Lover’s Cleanse! Finally, a reasonable set of post-holiday guidelines for my carb-loving tendencies!

A most helpful guide to champagne and snack pairings. If you ever wondered which bubbles you should be pairing with Oreos, you now have your answer.

And speaking of bubbly, scientists show that 3 glasses of champagne per day can help to prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. As if bubbles ever needed a reason…

While we’re on the subject of the health benefits of alcohol, scientists also show that tequila may help to lower your blood sugar.

In terms of growth, 2015 was a banner year for craft beer in the USA. What’s next?

Permit delays turns West End’s no-tipping, living wage comfort eatery Ritual to Kickstarter.

In less fun news, food prices are set to rise over the next year with meat increasing by 2.5-4.5%. Will 2016 be the year we all become vegetarians?

From Nordic sprats to Ukrainian mutton stew, SAVEUR Magazine shares it’s favourite cookbooks of 2015.

Food and Wine shares their favourite dishes of 2015.

Related: With 28 seats and a lineup out the door, Seattle’s tiny Il Corvo wins Best Meal in a Small Space.

Bon Appetit on their favourite food photos from the past year … aaaand now you want a big bowl of French Onion Soup.

A group of professional drinkers reflect on their past year and share their resolutions for 2016. These include the swearing off of Bud Light Lime (agreed) and learning more about wine (also agreed).

Looking ahead at what’s to come in spirits and cocktails in 2016. Low proof cocktails, sherry and digestifs will likely be making an appearance at a bar near you.

And while we’re on the subject of sherry, Jordan Alexander Stein breaks down the Sherry Cobbler and how it became the drink that defined an era in American history.

From Pok Pok to PaaDee, Portland chefs and restaurant owners are showing that there is so much more to Thai cuisine than pad Thai.

Imbibe takes a look at some of their most popular cocktail recipes of 2015. (I plan on making an El Camino tonight).

Local chefs continue to bring awareness to food waste with upcycled, gourmet tasting menu events.

Drinking via Instagram honours this week go to Supermarine and this beauty of a cocktail.

Looking for work in the industry? Check out who’s hiring!


O4dRnukXQBazVPfyNJv8NLWWEdnGh27HhY6qMiogAz8 Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Talia Kleinplatz fell in love with food at the apron strings of her mother and grandmother whose kitchens wafted the intoxicating aromas of fresh dill, homemade pies and painstakingly slow-cooked brisket. She completed her degrees at Concordia and McGill, graduating with a Master’s in Social Work in 2009. Her six years in Montreal taught her to eat well but it was her move to Vancouver in 2011 that taught her to drink well. In 2013 she launched her award-winning cocktail blog, Two For The Bar. She lives in South Granville with her husband and her three-legged, curmudgeonly cat.

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