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Coffee, Tea, or...Cocktails? – Ann Hood & Michael Ruhlman

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  • Real life couple Ann Hood and Michael Ruhlman love books, food, travel and of course cocktails. In 1978, in the tailwind of the golden age of air travel, fight attendants were the epitome of glamour and
  • sophistication. Fly Girl describes how, fresh out of college and hungry to experience the world (and maybe, one day, write about it), Ann Hood joined their ranks. After a grueling job search, Hood survived TWA’s rigorous Breech Training Academy and learned to evacuate seven kinds of aircraft, deliver a baby, mix proper cocktails, administer oxygen, and stay calm no matter what the situation. Speaking of mixing proper cocktails, did you know that a Gimlet, a Daiquiri, and a Bee’s Knees are the same cocktail? As are a Cosmopolitan, a Margarita, and a Sidecar. When hosting a party wouldn’t you enjoy saying to your guests, “Would you care for a Boulevardier, perhaps, or a Negroni?” These, too, are the same cocktail, substituting one ingredient for another. Michael Ruhlman’s The Book of Cocktail Ratios is a practical reference of cocktail classics, a source of inspiration for putting a new spin on the usual gin and tonic, and an affable tribute to the pleasures of the cocktail hour, on or off of a plane!
  • Ann Hood is the author of over a dozen novels, and three memoirs, including her recent memoir, Fly Girl, and her new middle grade book, Clementine. She divides her time between Providence, RI and New York City.
  • Michael Ruhlman is the author of nine nonfiction books, one collection of novellas, and eight cookbooks; and is the co-author of ten other cookbooks, including The French Laundry Cookbook. Michael lives in New York City and Providence, RI.
Production Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 17:45

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