i nearly cut my finger off today, making what i like to call "bacon soup" (really it was just potato and escarole soup with a lot of bacon in it), so i'll keep things short.
we went on a field trip to hangar one in ever-so-slightly freaky alameda today. i'm not exactly big into spirits, but i really liked the integrity of their entire operation. and the mandarin orange blossom vodka reminds me of picking sour orange blossoms with my grandmother in iran, and then making a simple distillation from them.
the copper stills are beautiful, and lance, who led us around, was extremely knowledgable, and all-around awesome. he even gave us some of his homemade absinthe.
i'll try to upload some photos to flickr...