MarketBasket: Notes for cooks
Notes for cooks
With a watercolor illustration from designer Samantha Bednarek on the front and an original recipe from food writer Joy Manning on the back, each notecard from local start-up League Street Press is designed to be a keepsake, sized to fit in a recipe box. Each recycled-paper card has a playful pun on the front (i.e., "You are unbeetable") and a corresponding recipe on the back (such as beet hummus) - perfect for dinner party hosts and foodie friends. - Samantha Melamed
Notecards, $4 each or eight for $20 at the Cook Book Stall at Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St., Philadelphia, 267-237-8986, or at leaguestreetpress.com.
Tullamore Rises Again
When new copper-pot stills are installed this week, the town of Tullamore in County Offaly will soon, for the first time since 1954, be home to the distillery that makes Tullamore Dew. In honor of that rebirth - and also the town's 18th-century recovery from a disastrous fire - William Grant & Sons created Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix, a hotter, high-proof rendition of Ireland's smoothest whiskey. Though it clocks in at 55-percent alcohol, a two-year sherry cask finish brings out pronounced caramel notes that add to the orange citrus notes, creamy texture, and spicy, pot-still finish. Pennsylvania has long been Tullamore's best U.S. market, per capita, so expect this latest addition to the Dew family to go fast. - Craig LaBan
Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix 55% alc., $59.99 online only at finewineandgoodspirits.com (code 34174). Free shipping till March 31.