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LUCKILY, IT’S NOT SUCH A LONG ROAD TO THE TIPPERARY COCKTAIL

Tipperary Cocktail

A man walks into a bar… So many great tales and riddles have begun with these words, as well, as it turns out, one of our favorite cocktails. The story goes that a guest entered bartender Hugo R. Ensslin’s New York City bar in 1916 humming “It’s a Long Road to Tipperary” and ordered a drink. The song was an anthem of soldiers in World War I longing to return home from the front to Ireland’s charming County Tipperary. As you mix this week’s recipe below, perhaps sing to yourself and dream of future journeys to the Emerald Isle. Until then, sláinte!

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DISTINCTLY DUBLIN DOS AND DON’TS

Dublin, Ireland

In Dublin, you’ll find rolling green countryside, posh boutiques and restaurants, ancient castles and surrounding mountains. Shop for fine, locally produced wool scarves and sweaters, wander the grounds of 800-year-old Dublin Castle, explore Phoenix Park and its 1,700 acres of pristine beauty and wet your whistle at one of the 666 pubs in the city. Of all the things to do in Dublin, there are a few things not to do, as well. We’re sharing some tips to keep you on the right track and in the best spirits during your visit…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: ONE POTATO, TWO POTATOES…

Chef Jon Ashton Potato Recipes

This week, Chef Jon Ashton is preparing two of the most tried-and-truly delicious versions of classic spuds. One wonderfully roasted to crisp perfection and flavored with thyme, parsley and rosemary; the other mashed with cream and butter and perfectly decadent. Whether Sunday supper or a Thanksgiving holiday, one of these two potato specialties (or both, really) need to be on your table…

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THE BOULEVARDIER COCKTAIL, COURTESY OF AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Boulevardier Cocktail

In 1927, in the throes of Prohibition, the professional prospects for bartenders seemed dim. Many learned new trades, of course, while others set out for new lands where bars and clubs packed with nightly revelers looking for the latest stylish cocktail were still a welcome sight. Namely, Europe. And while Thursdays were perpetually thirsty during this dark time for American cocktail culture, had Harry MacElhone been able to stay behind the posh bar of New York’s Plaza Hotel, we may not be sipping our Boulevardier cocktails this evening…

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THE GIFTS OF TURKEY: 4 THINGS (AND COUNTING) YOU DIDN’T KNOW ORIGINATED HERE

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Today’s Turkey has existed since the 1920’s following the fall of the Ottoman Empire, though civilization has existed in the region since the Paleolithic era. Understandably, a lot of innovation was borne from this lengthy history, much of which still benefits modern life across the globe. The list of contributions for which we have Turkey to thank is long, and we’re giving credit where it’s due this Wanderlust Wednesday, highlighting a few of our favorites…

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