Since then, my passion has remained fixed in the realm of flavor, but has focused more on alcohol-related endeavors. I've thrown myself completely into learning about the many types of beer, different grape varietals in wine making, and spirits from every part of the world. I'm trying to make my way through as many blog articles and books on cocktails/beer/wine as I can.
I would love to become a bar manager - writing cocktail menus, building wine and beer lists, and making everything in house from tonic water, bitters and punches to brandied cherries, pickled onions and infusions. I think it would be incredibly rewarding to create drinks and share them with other drink lovers.
Running - I can't tell you how much I care about running. Being outside, watching people whiz by, burning off steam, listening to music, processing thoughts. It gives me endless joy.
Playing the piano - I love Debussy, Brahms, Gershwin, Broadway, movie music, old jazz.
Singing - well... pretty good, at least.
Movies: The Hours, Angels in America (again), and... I kind of hate picking favorites. There are too many great movies in the world. I like seeing new ones more than remembering how great old faves are. Life of Pi was a recent favorite.
Shows: So You Think You Can Dance, Six Feet Under,
Food: Chickpeas, spinach, ice cream, pumpkin, fresh figs, mango, pineapple, ginger, Japanese rice crackers, cereal, mushrooms, ricotta cheese, pistachios, dark or white but not milk chocolate.
Drink: coffee, whiskey and craft beer.
Other: I really love flowers and Japanese maple trees, poetry/prose, crossword puzzles, cats, driving in the country, night running, and proper punctuation.
3. Kitchen gadgetry
4. The piano
5. Running - without it, I'm pretty sure my heart would break.
If I'll meet someone this week