The Solution to Thanksgiving Overeating – Amari

As Thanksgiving approaches this week, many of us have accepted as a foregone conclusion that we will eat to a point that is well beyond comfortable. We will stuff ourselves full of turkey, potatoes, vegetables of all kinds, and of course, plenty of dessert.

As with so many things in life, the solution to this problem (in this case, feeling overstuffed, but feel free to substitute your problem here) is drinking.

The New York Times has a great article in today’s dining section on Amari – a category of Italian digestives (or digestifs or digestivos) that are unified by their bitterness (the result of the inclusion of quinine). Examples include Averna, Campari, and Fernet-Branca.

Sipping on a nice, bitter amari can go a long way towards helping you digest that far-too-large Thanksgiving meal. Give it a try – let me know how it goes!

Cheers – and Happy Thanksgiving!
-Josh

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