Switchel

The old-fashioned farmer's refresher mixed with spirits at Brooklyn's Prospect restaurant

While learning how to properly brine and prepare a Thanksgiving turkey during a cooking class at the new Prospect restaurant in Brooklyn we also had the pleasure of discovering Switchel, an “American heritage” beverage from Vermont. The restaurant serves up this variation of the vaguely sweet, vinegar-based refresher as a mixer—it pairs best with rum—and the beverage’s enigmatic blend of refined ginger, apple cider vinegar, …

Holiday Recipes: Winter Tabbouli

Add color to your Thanksgiving table with seasonal Lebanese recipes

In anticipation of the various gatherings that occur around this time of year, we’ve pulled together five of our favorite cookbooks from recent months. Each day this week, CH will feature a different cookbook and a recipe, the sum of which will make up a complete holiday meal. Today’s recipe: a side dish from “The Lebanese Kitchen.” Growing up in the kitchen of her family’s …