Sunday, August 22, 2010

Michigan: Where Ernest Hemingway came of age

David Shribman has written a wonderful article for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about Northern Michigan – where Ernest Hemingway came of age and where he learned to love fishing, hiking and camping. Shribman pointed out that:
And so it was with Hemingway and this place. You may think that his place was Cuba, or Key West, or Paris or Spain, or Idaho -- for in truth so many places are associated with Hemingway, and he with them -- but it was here, on the tip of the mitt of Michigan, that he became the Hemingway we know, here that he was Ernest and not yet Papa.
Moreover, Shribman wrote that:
If you believe that Nick Adams was Hemingway's alter ego, then in the Nick Adams stories you learn a lot about Hemingway, a lot about Michigan and a lot about what Hemingway learned about life from Michigan.
To learn more about Ernest Hemingway in Michigan, be sure to check out the new "Picturing Hemingway's Michigan" by Michael R. Federspiel, a Central Michigan University historian who is also the president of the Michigan Hemingway Society.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How to make an Ernest Hemingway Daiquiri or Papa Doble

Dave from Citizen Wine Cheese and Chocolate Bar shows how he makes an Ernest Hemingway Daiquiri or Papa Doble

Here is one Hemingway Daiquiri recipe:
6 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
2 ounces white rum
1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur (or maraschino cherry juice)
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
½ cup crushed ice
Slice of lime
In a blender, blend all ingredients at high speed until thick. Serve in chilled martini glass, garnished with slice of lime.
From Eating Cuban
Nutrition facts per serving: 168 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 9 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 1 mg sodium, 0 g fiber
Here is a second Hemingway Daiquiri recipe from when Hemingway drinks with A. E. Hotchner in his book Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir:
2 jiggers Bacardi or Havana Club rum
(1 jigger = 1 1/2 ounces)
Juice of 2 limes
Juice of 1/2 grapefruit
6 drops of maraschino (cherry brandy)
Fill a blender one-quarter full of ice, preferably shaved or cracked. Add the rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice and maraschino. Blend on high until the mixture turns cloudy and light-colored (See Islands in the Stream, page 281 for a more Hemingway-esque description).
Serve immediately in large, conical goblets

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea

Readings from The Old Man and the Sea, plus interviews with Cubans who knew Ernest Hemingway, including Ernesto Garcia Gutierrez. This excerpt is from the “Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea" which originally aired on TV as part of the PBS series. "American Masters."