This article, written by Amy Reiter, appears on Food Network.
That’s Amaro: The Old-School Italian Liqueur Getting New Attention
Here are a few things to know about that bitter liqueur your old-school Italian relatives used to drink after a big meal.
What’s amaro? No, it’s not what you get when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie. That’s amore. (Thanks, Dean!)
That bitter liqueur your old-school Italian relatives used to drink after a big meal? Yes, friends, that is amaro — and NPR’s All Things Considered reports that it’s getting an “American revival.”
Author Brad Thomas Parsons, who wrote a book on the bittersweet digestif (also drunk as an aperitif), told NPR that amaro contains “bittering agents” that aid digestion. “Four out of five doctors may not agree with everything that’s working in there, but trust me,” he said.
Why just take his word for it when we can enjoy some amaro ourselves? And before tossing it back (or maybe enjoying it in this delicious-looking amaro-featuring recipe), here are a few things to know about Great-Uncle Sal’s favorite tipple:
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