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Food & Wine: Spices In Your Cocktails

Why You Should Use More Spices in Your Cocktails BY JUSTINE STERLING | POSTED OCTOBER 1, 2015 AT 3:34PM EDT As Time Goes By © Noah Fecks For years, Lior Lev Sercarz of NYC’s La Boîte has been the go-to spice guy for star …

NUVO Magazine: Lior Lev Sercarz

LIOR LEV SERCARZ Spice master. LIOR LEV SERCARZ Spice master. Writer: Joshua David Stein Lior Lev Sercarz clings to coasts. The 43-year-old master spice blender with a leonine mane of grey hair and Newman-blue eyes grew up on a kibbutz …

Serious Eats: 8 Spices Truly Worth the Splurge

8 Spices Truly Worth the Splurge Max Falkowitz SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR Cinnamon Legit quality cinnamon is deeply earthy, woodsy, spicy, and naturally sweet, with fragrant oils reminiscent of a just-peeled orange. It makes a powerful upgrade to pie filling, cookies, and hot chocolate, and …

Saveur: Cooking with Szechuan Buttons

BUZZY INGREDIENT: COOKING WITH SZECHUAN BUTTONS “Buzz buttons” add an effervescent zing to dishes and cocktails. BY KATE DONNELLY  POSTED MAY 12, 2015 BUZZY INGREDIENT: SZECHUAN BUTTONS Matt Taylor-Gross   Szechuan buttons—the edible flower buds of acmella oleracea, also called “toothache plant”—feel like …