As we age, our palates change, and whether that’s due to physiology or simply preference is akin to the nature versus nurture debate. Reality is likely a combination of both. Sometimes we call certain tastes “acquired” and research suggests that there is indeed a baseline amount of exposure to a new flavor that must occur before it becomes preferred. Developing a palate for the bitter notes of hops in beer or the bitter acidity in black coffee are two prime examples. Around the age of 40, Read more
This year there are 11 registered venues in Tulsa participating in Negroni Week! Here is a concise master list of those venues, their chosen charity, and the negronis they are serving. Read more
This year marks the 4th annual Negroni Week presented by Imbibe and Campari. What I particularly appreciate about this event is that it encourages local establishments to participate and donate to a local charity of their choice. The way it works is an establishment registers for the event stating Read more
I’ve previously equated palate expansion to increasing literacy. Occasionally some of these experiences cause a paradigm shift and create a palate milestone. Prior to enjoying an amari flight with Aaron Post of Valkyrie I had limited experience with amari. I was familiar with the standard bottles like Fernet-Branca, Cynar, Aperol, Averna, and Campari, but Read more
Today is the first day of Fall, so what better recipe to prepare than one that allows you to cling on to any lingering remnants of fresh Summer vegetables? Primavera makes for a great meal because it’s simple, flexible, and most of all, you can’t beat the colorful presentation.