Despite having been around for almost two centuries, the Old-Fashioned is repeatedly named the world’s most popular cocktail. No mean feat when you’re battling against the cult following of the Negroni and the revival of forgotten classics like the Aviation.
A Sunday roast followed by a brisk walk aside, is there anything more Autumnal than corduroy? The soft, durable, ribbed cotton fabric that we know today originated in 19th Century Manchester as factory workwear. It was later adopted for war work, perhaps most famously for the Women’s Land Army.
Having recently finished reading Taste by actor, director and fellow martini drinker Stanley Tucci, I am left with a profound sense of purpose. Not only to cook more and spend more time smelling tomatoes for ripeness in my local supermarket, but to encourage fellow food lovers to grab the first copy they see. Taste tells the story of Tucci’s life through comical and heart-warming anecdotes centred around food and drink.