We're envisioning New Yorkers standing on the steamy, stalled subways right now, reading The New York Times' Dining Section and planning to make cold-brewed iced coffe for the morning commute back to the office. Who else is making a pitcher of cold-brewed coffee tonight?
Reflections in an Ice Cube: The Drinks of Memory : The week, the Times focuses on six drink recipes -- iced coffee, frozen daiquiri, sour cherry syrup for soda or cocktails, Long Island Iced Tea, white sangria, and the rum and pineapple based Greenpoint Shuffle. "The right summer drink at the right moment feels like a lifeline and can stamp itself on the memory for years," write the editors.
A Bit of History, Reborn in a Glass: Sticking with the drinks themes, the trend-seekers at the Times point out a "heightened interest in bitters."
Not the Elusive Bluefin, but Just Fine for the Fire : The Minimalist suggests an herb and olive mix to finish grilled fish. Add this to the list of things we have to try before the summer's out ...
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