Daylesford Organic

While he was over here in London last week, Evan took a look at the food from Daylesford Organic and urged me to do the same. Produced on 7,000 acres in both the Cotswolds and Staffordshire, it aims to tick all those boxes the ethical consumer looks out for: organic, fresh, seasonal and local. I grabbed lunch from the Daylesford concession in Selfridges – just …

Aperol arrives in the U.S.

Enjoyed since 1919, this staple of Italian café culture is now available in the U.S. This low alcohol aperitif—a blend of 30 herbs, spices and fruits like sweet and bitter orange, rhubarb and gentian—is as Italian as pasta and Prada. Aperol is light and refreshing like England's Pimm's, with a stronger citrus taste. It's perfect for spring/summer cocktails and shines when mixed with soda, vodka …

True Lemon/True Lime

We were hesitant to try these little packets. We stared at the boxes for a few days. We finally tried them out in water and in some tea, and we were surprised—shocked really—at how impressive they were. Made from lemon or lime juice and lemon/lime oil (and not much else) these lemon/lime "substitutes" do a pretty good job of flavoring up your favorite drinks. They …