"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
This recipe for Swedish Glogg (Sweden), by Mats Johannson, is from Meals and Memories,
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1 quart of inexpensive red port wine, 1 quart of inexpensive vodka, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 4 cups of water, 8 pods of cardamom, 20 cloves, 1 peel of orange, 2-4 sticks of cinnamon, broken, 1 handful of raisins, almonds.
Dissolve sugar in water and add the last 6 ingredients. Boil 15 minutes then add vodka and port. Bring back to boil and remove from heat. Serve warm with gingersnap cookies.
This is a traditional Swedish holiday drink shared with us by the Johansson family. It's also said to cure the common cold.
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