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Negroni's, a Music Icon & Vanishing Vices

Updated: Nov 22, 2021

We're spilling the tea on our former neighbor's dad, Generoso "Gene" Pope, the founder of The National Enquirer in episode 28, The Tabloid Don.

The Negroni, an Italian palette cleanser and aperitif, seemed to be a fitting accompaniment.

The NY Times describes the Negroni as a “bittersweet palate cleanser that makes way for the evening’s delights”.

A traditional Negroni is made of one part gin, one part vermouth, and one part Campari and it's garnished with orange peel. It's stirred, not shaken, and built over ice in an old-fashioned or rocks glass and garnished with a slice of orange.

This recipe is courtesy Jim Meehan, a bartender and owner of Please Don't Tell, a speakeasy in the East Village in Manhattan.


  • 1¼ ounces gin

  • 1¼ ounces Campari

  • 1¼ ounces sweet vermouth

  • Orange twist, for garnish

Stir all liquid ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist. Alla Nostra!

If you're a Tom Petty fan, check out a new documentary SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE: THE MAKING OF WILDFLOWERS. This film captures the period of 1993-1995, during which he created his seminal and most emotionally-raw album Wildflowers. This unvarnished look at Petty features never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film as well as new interviews with album co-producers Rick Rubin and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell, along with original Heartbreaker Benmont Tench.

This film was the winner of the 2021 SXSW Audience Award.

Mia has turned to Hypnotherapy to treat her french fry addition, much to Tiffany's dismay.

Hypnotherapy is a type of alternative medicine treatment. It uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance.

It is used to treat:

  • Phobias, addiction, fears, anxiety

  • Sleep disorders

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Post-trauma anxiety

  • Grief and loss

Stay tuned for updates on Mia's journey to "Freedom from Fries".

The above are not paid endorsements.


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