It’s a Food Holiday: National Absinthe Day

Absinthe during the louching process.{Image courtesy of; photo credit: Paul Bartholomew

Never had absinthe before? With the spirit being dubiously dubbed as “la fée verte,” or the “green fairy,” I’m not exactly surprised. Although absinthe originally rose to fame in New Orleans (Sazerac, anyone?) and was in vogue among the poets and artists of Paris’ café society, it was eventually vilified in the 18th century with unfounded beliefs that it caused hallucinations,…

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