In addition to our quarterly print magazine, we’re creating a lot more online content at Edible Idaho, including instructional videos like the cocktail series we’re excited to launch today.
Every week for the next couple of months we’ll feature well-known Boise bartenders showing us how to make some of their favorite drinks. Today we start with Kaytie Keck at Red Feather Lounge and her Redemptive Elixir. Next week watch for Ashley Roshitsh at Saint Lawrence Gridiron making one of her favorite cocktails, The Bleu Saddle.
And here’s a printed version of this week’s recipe illustrated by the always talented Melanie Flitton Falwell:
Food and community are inseparable, even in Idaho’s agriculturally-challenged mountain towns. From the 19th century utensils hanging in restored cabins to the freshly baked pies pulled from wood stoves, a trip to Atlanta reminds me just how tightly woven food and community always are—even at the end of the dustiest dirt road. Here’s a glimpse.
Laina Shill, head wrangler at the Linn Canyon Ranch in Victor, strolled into our lunch meeting just after the scheduled time. She was delayed by her morning task of trimming horses’ hooves. Just off pasture, she popped into the restroom, washed her hands and then placed her six Teton Pepper Friends condiments on the table—everything from her signature spicy Green Sauce to her Hole Enchilada chile verde sauce. The jars’ animated labels and burlap twine matched the personality of this earthy entrepreneur. And my mouth watered as she uncapped her spicy accoutrements. Shill, a former wildlife biologist, never envisioned giving up her Antarctic penguin studies for a career peddling food, but she admits she’s finally found her niche.… Read More
When I first met Cynthia and George, they seemed, a little too literally, like fish out of water. The couple were selling Alaskan salmon at the oh-so-local Boise Farmers Market. When I asked them why, Cynthia sighed and said “A lot of people ask that question.”
Then she asked me a question: Would I consider coming up to Petersburg, Alaska, if they covered my travel expenses, and film their story? She wanted a simple way to help explain why this fishing couple decided to go against the commercial fishing grain by processing their own catch and selling it themselves in places like Boise (their winter home).… Read More