Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Demystifying Bitters

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Few beverages have as rich a history as bitters, the herbal-flavored spirit that was once marketed as medicine but is better known today as an ingredient in cocktails. In this podcast, Brad Thomas Parsons, author of “Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All,” discusses the history of the elixir from its earliest “snake oil” days to its rise as an essential ingredient in the contemporary bar scene.

The event, “Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Demystifying Bitters,” took place at the Museum on February 20, 2013. The talk was presented in conjunction with the exhibition, “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture,” which is open through August 11, 2013.

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