Aug 14, 2022Liked by Ben Boychuk

Bernard Devoto and I could not be friends. What would he think of my favorite summer drink, the Pimms Cup? Adding Campari or Aperol to a GT is not something I have ever thought of, but as both are in stock I gave them a shot. A revelation. Thank you. I was unaware of your CRB gin review. That’s next.

(I read kitchen confidential years ago, my takeaway was, no child of mine will ever work in a professional kitchen.)

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The funny thing is, I quite enjoyed DeVoto's book, "The Hour," which is why I was able to persuade Charles Kesler to publish an excerpt on how to make a martini in the Claremont Review of Books. His prescriptivism, weirdly, is part of his charm.

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