So it's been a while since I've posted here. My apologies for that. But, then again, it's because I've been blogging elsewhere and working harder than a gogo boy with one leg.
I started Vanilla Garlic one day ten years ago when I wanted to practice my writing. I had no idea what I was in store for. Vanilla Garlic has been my home, opened innumerable opportunities for me, helped me start a career in food writing and recipe development (something has become a second full time gig that absorbs much of my time these days), pushed me to write two cookbooks, and introduced me to people I now consider family.
Sometimes, however, you outgrow your home and you find yourself consumed with the overwhelming need to move.
Coupe de Grâce is that move. I wanted a place to be a bit less reserved in my words (I've warned my mother never to read it should the words she sees make her go spontaneously blind and riddled with disappointment in me) and where I could simultaneously explore the craft cocktail world a bit more.
Vanilla Garlic will still exist and I will on occasion post here when I can. I encourage you to check out Coupe de Grâce. It's fun. Light. It's certainly me.
In addition, you can see the revamped GarrettMcCord.com, which still has some tinkering going on but, hey, it's up and that's pretty darn nifty.
So this isn't goodbye and this isn't a farewell post. It's, "Hey, come check out my new place! I made martinis!"
P.S. That new cookbook I mentioned a year ago? Yeah, it's here. Stewards of Spirits: A Collection of Sacramento Cocktails and the People Who Make Them is ready for you. Learn more here.