Meet Hugo, The Alpine Spritz

The Hugo Spritz or Alpine Spritz (pronounced ‘Ugo’ by Italians) originated in the northern Italian region Alto-Adige, an area intimately familiar with herbal use in both culinary and medicinal matters, and one where the elderberry plant thrives in summer. From the genus Sambucus, elderberry is a hardy, fast-growing…

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Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence are the quintessential flavor of southern France, marketed throughout the region in decorative tins or rustic-looking canvas sachets. Stripped of their elegant appellation, however, herbes are simply a blend of some of your most common dried kitchen herbs: rosemary, summer savory, oregano,…

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