The first half of this week's Food Talk with Mike Colameco features "healthy bartender" Jules Aron. Based in New York City, Jules is a mixologist, beverage consultant, and green lifestyle expert. For over twelve years she has been tending bar at some of Manhattan’s finest dining establishments, hot spot nightclubs, swanky rooftop bars, and favorite happy hour spots. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition with a background in fitness, yoga, and qigong, she is an avid wellness ambassador, deeply passionate about a healthy, wholesome lifestyle that includes delicious, nutritious foods that fuel the body, mind and spirit(s)! She is also the author of the book Zen and Tonic: Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker.

After the break, Mike is joined in the studio by Mark Bitterman, a food writer and entrepreneur. He is the owner of The Meadow, a boutique that specializes in finishing salts and other products. The Meadow was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2006 and expanded to the West Village in New York City in 2010. Living up to his name, Mark is also the author of Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters & Amari, a comprehensive handbook on selecting, understanding, mixing, and cooking with bitters.

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“That was the point of the book, keep it easy, simple, and delicious.” [22:00] – Jules Aron

“I don’t think you should use bitters a little bit at a time, once in a while. I think bitters should be part of your life.”[57:45] – Mark Bitterman