My late father in law liked to refer to aluminum as “energy in solid form” because we’ve always known where it was and how, roughly, to extract it, but not until the late 20th century did we have the massive quantities of energy necessary to produce it on an industrial level.
Lior Lev Sercarz, the Israeli-born owner of the spice shop La Boîte in New York, is a master at creating nuanced, mouthwatering, mysterious flavor combinations that enhance most any food or drink.
It’s been a tumultuous month — Donald Trump is the next president and Leonard Cohen is dead. And that’s more reason than ever to pour a sweet drink for Thanksgiving. We’ve got you covered, with two dessert cocktails that are just right for the occasion. Each comes with a Jewish twist, made from mahia, the Moroccan Jewish fig liquor that’s a guilty pleasure in North Africa. My sister Rebecca and I created these drinks — the Grapefruit Gobbler and the Trumpcle Antidote — using a bottle of Nahmias et Fils mahia and the sundry products in our kitchen. Here are our recipes.