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In this episode we explore the relationship of drinking before and after eating and specifically apertifs and digestifs.
We first discuss the famous Negroni mix drink which was a created in 1919 at the Caffe Casoni in Florence. This drink was a variation on the Americano, which was the first drink referenced in a James Bond naovel. Count Camillo ordered an Americano made with Gin in place of Soda and invented the Negroni. Here is a great Youtube video from Rita Cocktail Bar in Milan about the Negroni. Both the Negroni, Americano and a host of other Italian cocktails have red colored Campari as a key ingredient.
We also discuss apertifs, drinks served before a meal to stimulate the appetite. They typically are less sweet and involved herbs and other ingredients to stimulate ones appetite.
Lastly we mention a wonder Neopolitan dessert called Baba.
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