Blog 2017-11-02T22:45:38+00:00

The Delicious Secrets of the Tomatillo

Tomatillo. It rolls off the tongue so beautifully. Even better, tomatillos taste just as good on the tongue. The secrets to their complex, delicious flavor are tied inextricably to their history, our understanding and appreciation of which is evolving even to this day. We decided to use tomatillos in our artisanal Bloody Mary mix because of the complexity they bring. Tomatillos are actually an entirely separate plant from the tomato, and there are marked differences between the two not just in appearance but also in flavor profile. Tart and citrus-y like the zing of a lime, tomatillos are unique in that they bring acidity without the overt sweetness of other acidic fruits like pineapple or kiwi. Tomatillos’ flavor profile, tart and a little herbaceous with a minimal amount of sugar, provides a beautiful balance to savory, indulgent, fatty foods—like all of our brunch favorites. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Even the history of tomatillos is captivating, and it provides another reason to embrace and appreciate them. Among fruits and vegetables that we eat today, tomatillos are an ancient delicacy. They originated in the vibrant pre-European civilizations of Mesoamerica: the Maya and Aztec. While the earlier Mayans tended to be nomadic hunters, the dominant Aztec empire advanced farming practices. This led to the introduction of chili peppers, honey, salt, and chocolate into sauces and other delicacies. Historians believe that the Aztecs domesticated the tomatillo for culinary use around in the 1300s; the Nahuatl [...]

Bloody Sunday: Recipes to Elevate Your Football Parties

Few things are more relaxing and fun than the back-to-back-to-back action of a Sunday spent with football, friends, and food. From the comfort of our living rooms, we swap stories, root against each other’s teams, and enjoy cheap beer and decent wings… hang on. That last part doesn’t sound as great as the rest. It’s time to level up the football party. Hosting your friends for the extended Sunday lineup presents a perfect opportunity to show off your entertaining skills. Plus, it’s fun to plan: playing with the traditional flavors of football (think spicy, savory food) and combining them in creative food and drink recipes to introduce to your friends. […]