Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer

He calls himself “The Cocktail Whisperer,” but Warren Bobrow speaks volumes through his books and talks on the craft of the cocktail. Since we met him several years ago at the start of his cocktail writing career, Warren has established himself as the leading authority on the unique genre of cocktail history in the country.Warren Bobrow head Shot

Warren’s third book, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails, will be released in May. Part modern recipe book and part historical exposé, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails explores the  and healing benefits of apothecary bitters and the satiating, stimulating aspects of shrubs- how they originated and how to make them at home (not hard), showing an array of different cocktails that can be made with them.

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Warren’s first book Apothecary Cocktails, took us into the history of medicinal mixology from curative cocktails and painkilling libations to restorative elixirs. For centuries healers turned to natural ingredients from the garden combined with distilled alcohol to treat myriad conditions.  In Whiskey Cocktails, his second book Warren focuses on the different incarnations of the world’s most respected spirit and the cocktails it made famous.APOTHECARY COCKTAILSWHISKEY COCKTAILS

 

Warren joins us March 18 on The Connected Table LIVE! 2pm ET. Listen live on www.W4CY.com and on demand any time on www.iHeart.com (Under Shows & Personalities)

Here is the direct link to all show podcasts:

http://www.iheart.com/show/209-The-Connected-Table-Live

Connect with Warren:

http://cocktailwhisperer.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wbobrow

https://twitter.com/WarrenBobrow1

 

 

 

Families in the Business: Rita and Nicolas Jammet on The Connected Table LIVE! March 25

We have many friends in the food and beverage industry but none as dear to us like family as the Jammets. Parents Rita and André Jammet were proprietors of the La Caravelle restaurant, continuing the restaurant’s legendary reputation for exceptional French food, wine and service. Always, an evening at La Caravelle was delicious and memorable, and we had many.  At the helm of La Caravelle, Rita and André truly “walked with kings” while keeping the common touch. Everyone who dined at La Caravelle was treated like royalty.  The Champagne flowed as generations of couples and families celebrated special occasions and moguls inked […]

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The Essence of Living Well

Jonell Nash, the longtime food editor for Essence Magazine, and a fellow member of Les Dames dEscoffier, left this world after a short illness. Outside of her immediate circle of family and friends, most of the people who knew Jonell were unaware she had been ill. Jonell would have wanted it that way; she was never about attracting attention, only giving of her self. Jonell lived life on her own quiet, refined and gracious terms. She took life slowly and  savored it like a perfectly cooked dish. Cooking was her calling, but it was more than just about creating precision […]

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Connected & About: Celebrating 25 Years of C-CAP

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The Connected Table LIVE! Visits with Rick Moonen March 11

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The Connected Table LIVE Visits with Joanna Pruess and Riccardo illy March 4

The Connected Table LIVE Visits with Joanna Pruess and Riccardo illy March 4

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Educators and Mentors: The Connected Table LIVE! Feb. 25

Educators and Mentors: The Connected Table LIVE! Feb. 25

Give a man to fish and you feed him for the day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Chinese proverb This week’s show spotlights two individuals whose culinary careers are rooted in education and who have served as mentors to many in the industry. Southerners are very proud of their culinary heritage; recipes are carefully passed down generation to generation, and nothing beats a southern spread of country ham and biscuits, pimiento cheese on toast and a deep dish casserole served with sweet tea. Melanie grew up in Chattanooga and started her career […]

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Harlem on the Rise- Feb 18

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Feb 11 on The Connected Table LIVE!

Feb 11 on The Connected Table LIVE!

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Judith Jones and Karen Page on The Connected Table Live Jan 28

Judith Jones and Karen Page on The Connected Table Live Jan 28

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