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John Rose
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Shaking aerates. Stirring prevents dillution. But which is better? Did James Bond get it right? The folks at Gizmodo decided to take a scientific approach to determine the answer to the question behind the question: What inebriates better...a cocktail that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2012 at Cooking with Vodka
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Which vodka is best? This chart may help. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Cooking with Vodka
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Vodka Penne is one of the most common vodka food recipe and probably the only vodka entrée I’ve seen served in restaurants. There are numerous versions of this classic dish available in cookbooks and online. But I thought it was high time I included mine here. This recipe is a variation of my Penne & Vodka Cream Sauce from page 104 of The Vodka Cookbook. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2010 at Cooking with Vodka
After the Russian Revolution, the Bolsheviks confiscated all private distilleries in Moscow. As a result, a number of Russian vodka-makers emigrated, taking their skills and recipes with them. One such exile, Vladimir Smirnov, revived his brand in Paris, using the French version of his family name - Smirnoff. Smirnov later sold his family recipe to another Russian emigrant, Rudolph Kunett, who set up the first vodka distillery in the USA in 1934. Of course it didn't get really exciting until Smirnoff sponsored my Vodka Cookbook in 2005. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at Cooking with Vodka
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Mar 15, 2010
Obscure Vodka Fact #15 - During WWI the sale of vodka in Russia was strictly prohibited. And the Soviet government of 1917 continued the ban on vodka throughout Russia’s Civil War – when vodka and wine were considered detrimental to the Revolution. (As if the Soviets weren’t sobering enough.) Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at Cooking with Vodka
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Distilled Bruschetta (from The Vodka Cookbook) - There’s lots of crunch and flavor in every bite of this twist on an Italian classic. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at Cooking with Vodka
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Vodka Lemon Chicken (from The Vodka Cookbook by John Rose) Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at Cooking with Vodka
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By the beginning of the 20th century, receipts from the sale of vodka made up more than a third of the annual revenue of the Russian state. Of course, with all that vodka around, this statistic may be somewhat unreliable. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at Cooking with Vodka
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The phrase tirami su literally means "pick me up" or "pull me up", which has never been more true than in this vodka version of the classic Italian desert. No major holiday is complete at our house without Galina’s Vodka... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2010 at Cooking with Vodka
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It’s not too late to prepare this Christmassy vodka infusion in time for the holidays. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Cooking with Vodka
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I have been thinking about writing up a description of how to freeze a bottle of vodka in ice for sometime now. I used to keep a bottle prepared like this in my freezer...always ready for an instant vodka party.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Cooking with Vodka
By the end of the 19th century, many Russians were producing their own cheap homemade vodkas. This resulted in an epidemic of drunkenness throughout Russia and led to state control of the production and sale of vodka by 1894. (Because... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at Cooking with Vodka
It was only at the end of the 19th century, with all Russian distilleries adopting a common production technique and quality standard, that the name ‘vodka’ was officially and formally recognized (not that it was easy to recognize much of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2009 at Cooking with Vodka
Here's a recipe that's simple and sweet...just like me. The fastest way to turn an ordinary dessert into a vodka treat is to add this Vodka Chocolate Sauce. In this recipe, I use vodka to temper the sweetness of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2009 at Cooking with Vodka
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Last week I introduced the vodka-loving world to my Apple Vodka Omelet Flambé. I immediately got lots of questions about how to properly and safely ignite vodka in foods. So here are a few vodka flambé tips and hints I’ve... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2009 at Cooking with Vodka
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Anyone who has read The Vodka Cookbook or has ever seen my vodka cooking demonstrations, knows I often set things on fire – usually on purpose. Of course you must take extra precautions when you decide to flambé a dish... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2009 at Cooking with Vodka
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Pop one of these babies in your mouth for a wild burst of flavor (and isn’t that why we’re all here?). These are great on their own or as a garnish to a Vodka Martini or Bloody Mary. I use... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2009 at Cooking with Vodka