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June 11, 2007

Mr. Hendricks

Filed under: Japanese Food,Mr. Henry,Spirits — Mr. Henry @ 9:29 am

Before consuming a beautiful roast loin of pork encrusted with a Mario Batali dry rub (a pulverized mixture of dried porcini, red chili flakes, garlic, and brown sugar), Gail and Jeff plied Mr. Henry with a small shot of syrupy Hendricks gin straight from the freezer.

Mr. Henry has converted. Can there be a summer libation more apropos than this? The juniper is balanced by citrus peel and, surprisingly, coriander. It was the consummate aperitif. Afterwards, sitting in front of his TV, visions of the perfect martini swirled in Mr. Henry’s brain as he watched The Tudors chew the scenery.henry8.jpg


  1. You know, your blog would be more intrigueing with more photos of… y’know, FOOD. It’s not like you have ‘food’ in the URL or anything. D:

    Comment by Leena — June 14, 2007 @ 8:04 am

  2. Dear Leena,

    Point taken. You are right, but it does not necessarily follow that Mr. Henry is wrong.

    Lots of mediocre food sites have delightful photographs. Others have good recipes with bad photographs. Since Mr. Henry’s principal interest is in food as an expression of personality, he concerns himself more with style than with substance.

    For this post it seemed to him that the unique taste of gin called up feelings of England and of ages past, hence the image of Henry VIII, that peerless English overeater, and reference to The Tudors, the Showtime drama where over-acting is accomplished with peerless panache.

    By the way, Mr. Henry feels compelled to mention the embarrassing fact that “intriguing” has no “e”.

    Comment by Mr. Henry — June 14, 2007 @ 8:25 am

  3. Hendrick’s is most spectacular. My best friend introduced me to it, and every time I sip it I am struck by the aftereffects of the rose petals and cucumber. Certainly the most refreshing gin I have ever tasted.

    Comment by Hilary — June 18, 2007 @ 7:49 am

  4. Wow. I adore the way you write. It is so….sigh…

    Comment by la petite chou chou — July 1, 2007 @ 2:19 pm

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