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October 13, 2023
This Is TASTE 294: Robert Simonson
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Robert Simonson writes about cocktails, spirits, bars, and bartenders for the New York Times and is the creator and author of the Substack newsletter The Mix With Robert Simonson. In this episode we talk about his terrific new book, The Encyclopedia of Cocktails: The People, Bars & Drinks, with More Than 100 Recipes. The book is amazing in that it covers the world of modern drinking (the people, places, and watering holes) without being dry or overly earnest. Simonson cuts to the heart of the past 100 years of the cocktail, and we go over many of the entries and also dive into Robert’s history of covering the scene for nearly 20 years. It’s a great episode, and we hope you enjoy it.

Also on the show, Matt talks about his recent trip to San Antonio, which included stops at the Jerk Shack, Landrace, Cured, Con Huevos Tacos, and Ray’s Drive Inn. The TASTE Texas Tour was supported by our friends at Travel Texas. Check out Matt’s dispatches from Austin and Houston.


Matt Rodbard

Matt Rodbard is the editor in chief of TASTE and author of Koreatown: A Cookbook, a New York Times best-seller, and Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts.