The Goods: Lemon Bird - Wine & Spirits Magazine

The Goods: Lemon Bird

For the locavore

Amy Deaver has earned a loyal following with Lemonbird Preserves, the vivid, creatively spiced jams and pickles she makes in her southern California kitchen. Now, she’s offering cocktail cherries in three versions: straight-up Maraschinos made from Rainier cherries, subtly sweet and bright yellow; Cocktail Cherries, seasoned with finger limes and vanilla; and Southern Smoked Cherries, soaked in whiskey, ready to drop into a Manhattan. Bonus: The leftover syrup is terrific drizzled over ice cream.

$12 for a 6-ounce jar at

This story was featured in W&S Winter 2015.

Caitlin Griffith knew her future career would entail food and drink when, at the age of six, she munched an anchovy from her father’s Caesar salad thinking it as a small strip of bacon—and was more than pleasantly surprised. While enrolled in New York University’s Food Studies program, she learned the secrets of affinage in the caves of Murray’s Cheese.

This story appears in the print issue of Winter 2015.
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