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Bon Appetit Wednesday! Ancient Bitters, Modern Cocktails

anise-660x335-1391031331When you think of the five basic tastes – salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami, a more recent addition approximating a savory or “meaty” flavor – bitter probably isn’t your favorite. And you’re not alone if you’d prefer salty, sweet, sour or savory. The debate over whether bitter is bad has raged since prehistory. Continue reading