Spirits Distilled on the Farm

Here’s farm to glass. Potatoes, cucumbers, wheat, rye and herbs harvested from the fields of Foster Farm in Sagaponack, N.Y., go into the spirits that brother and sister, Dean and Marilee Foster, have been making for the past three years. “We knew the farm couldn’t survive on just potatoes,” said Mr. Foster, a sixth-generation farmer.…

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A Texas-Size Taste of Barbecue

Summon your inner caveperson with this rack of Texas-style smoked beef ribs from Lewis Barbecue in Charleston, S.C. Three immense bones come thickly surrounded by succulent spiced and blackened slabs of smoked meat, enough for a Stone Age party of six. Newly available nationwide, they are shipped frozen and deserve a slow defrost overnight before…

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These Ice Creams Are Transporting

The right tastes can transport you to places that may not be on your itinerary for now. That’s the idea that inspired the owners of the New York company, Marco Sweets & Spices, to create confections that suggest flavorful destinations. A Thai coco-lime ice cream is fueled by chile powder. Aztec Chocolate is scented with…

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A Cheese Club From a Noted Cheesemonger

Anne Saxelby now has a quarterly subscription program, and each shipment features a collection of similar cheeses to savor and understand. For summer, she has selected four American ricottas, all made differently: a whey-based ricotta from Caputo Brothers Creamery in Spring Grove, Pa.; whole-milk Renaissance Ricotta from Narragansett Creamery in Providence; Salvatore Ricotta from Brooklyn,…

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