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The Hand That Feeds You

Trump brand vodka, coffee liqueur, vanilla pudding, milked from a glove. I came across the vodka in a liquor store in Amenia, New York. They had one bottle left, and it was covered in dust. This was at the height of everyone's election fever, so I bought the vodka and made the cocktail.

Served at Slather's Barre and Grille in Wassaic, New York in the summer of 2016.

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Compromise For Marinetti
2016

The Italian Futurists hated pasta and hoped Mussolini would ban it. They believed it made men slow, bloated, and un-ready for combat. Better, they thought, to eat new foods, lighter foods, foods not encumbered by the useless tradition of "silverware." Better to eat with one's hands.

I was thinking about the Futurists when I made this dish, a black pasta salad eaten by hand with a glove and squeeze-bottle chardonnay pairing.

Served at Slather's Barre and Grille in Oakland in the spring of 2016.

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The Emancipated Spectator
2014

Gin w/ book page from The Emancipated Spectator