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Husbands That Tipple: Tending the Home Bar with Adam Merrin & Ryan Alvarez

  • Pacific Food and Beverage Museum 731 S. Pacific Ave. San Pedro, CA 90731 United States (map)

Pacific Taste is an ongoing series of culinary demos, talks, and workshops hosted by the Pacific Food & Beverage Museum in Los Angeles. A wide range of culinary professionals, cookbook authors, PacFAB curators, and others deliver lively lectures and lead tastings and hands-on workshops demonstrating the rich culinary traditions and distinctive cuisines of the American West, Pacific Rim, and beyond.

Husbands That Tipple: Tending the Home Bar with Adam Merrin & Ryan Alvarez

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Husbands Adam Merrin & Ryan Alvarez are world travelers, award-winning food bloggers, fantastic cooks—and avowed cocktailians! And they love entertaining and surprising their friends with delicious and interesting tipples made beautiful with creative presentations and colorful garnishes, thus transforming an everyday gathering into something special. On Saturday, October 5, at LA's Pacific Food & Beverage Museum, join Adam & Ryan for an afternoon of storytelling and cocktails. Plus enjoy samples of two of their signature libations—Aurora Spring and Tropical Rum Punch—and refreshments prepared with fresh fare from Melissa's Produce. After the program, Adam & Ryan will sign copies of Husbands That Cook: More Than 120 Irresistible Vegetarian Recipes and Tales from Our Tiny Kitchen.


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From the award-winning bloggers behind Husbands That Cook comes a book of original recipes inspired by their shared love of cocktails, vegetarian food, entertaining, world travel—and each other.

Cocktails and food has always been key ingredients in Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin’s relationship—and this cookbook offers a unique glimpse into their lives beyond their California kitchen. From their signature Coconut Curry with Chickpeas and Cauliflower, which was inspired by their first date at a shopping mall food court, to the Communication Breakdown Carrot Cake (which speaks for itself), these and other recipes reflect the husbands' marriage in all its flavor and variety.

Written with the same endearing, can-do spirit of their blog, the husbands present more than 120 brand-new recipes—plus some greatest hits from the site—that yield delicious results every time. Each entry in Husbands That Cook is a reminder of how simple and satisfying vegetarian meal-making can be, from hearty main dishes and sides to healthy snacks and decadent desserts and drinks. Ryan and Adam also outline common pantry items and everyday tools you’ll need to fully stock your kitchen. Whether you’re cooking for one or feeding the whole family, this book is chock-full of great creative recipes for every day of the week, all year long.


Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin live in a house on a hill in Eagle Rock, California, with their cat, Sylvia. Since its inception in 2015, their "Husbands That Cook" blog was a finalist for Saveurmagazine’s Best How-To Cooking Blog award (2016) and a Taste Talks Awards Nominee for Best Food Blog (2017). In addition to their shared culinary career, Adam is one of the founding members of the indie-rock band The 88, and Ryan sings classical music and acts in TV shows and commercials.