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#WinePW – Tasting South Africa

In Appetizers, Around the World, Beverages, Desserts, Entrees, Food, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On August 13, 2016 3 Comments

Sous Chef is a seasoned world traveler. He’s been virtually everywhere, with the exception of some third world countries which wouldn’t be quite his style. Often he regales… Read More »

#TourDeManger – Summer in Paris

In Appetizers, Around the World, Entrees, Food, Salads, The French Winophiles, Weekends In a French Kitchen On July 1, 2016 11 Comments

The 103rd Tour de France has officially begun. In our home, this marks 21 days of Sous Chef religiously waking before the crack of dawn to make sure… Read More »

The French #Winophiles – Puff Pastry with Bleu Cheese & Pear with Wines from Pays Nantais

In Appetizers, Beverages, Food, The French Winophiles, Wine On March 18, 2016 7 Comments

Mulligan: A second chance to perform an action, usually after the first chance went wrong through bad luck or blunder. I need a mulligan. Despite creating a beautiful… Read More »

#WinePW – Lobster, Corn Fritters & Balletto Brut Rose

In Appetizers, Beverages, Entrees, Food, Sides, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On February 13, 2016 2 Comments

Chocolates and roses are certainly de rigueur for Valentine’s Day, but give me a marine crustacean, a plastic bib, and a glass or two of sparkling wine and… Read More »

#WinePW – 50 Oysters a Day & Other Tales of Seduction

In Appetizers, Beverages, Food, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On February 11, 2016 7 Comments

If an apple a day keeps the doctors away, “50 oysters a day will sway lovers your way.” Or so the legend of Casanova would have us believe…. Read More »

Downton Sundays: The Carson

In Appetizers, Beverages, Cocktails, Downton Sundays, Food On January 17, 2016 1 Comment

Carson finds himself in a real conundrum. Whom does he please: Mrs. Hughes, his fiancée, or Lady Mary? The stress of it all has caused me to seek an… Read More »

#FishFridayFoodies -Shabby Chic Bistro Fare Mussels

In Appetizers, Entrees, Food On January 15, 2016 22 Comments

“Popeye, for all his veritable strengths, would be hard pressed to cling to a rock in a storm in the North Sea. Yet the humble bivalve mollusc that… Read More »

#WinePW – Champagne & Caviar Dreams

In Appetizers, Beverages, Food, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On December 11, 2015 13 Comments

Everyone knows size matters. But when it comes to champagne, tiny makes me happy. What can I say? It’s the little things in life that can make an ordinary… Read More »

#BloggerCLUE Society – Cheesy Garlic Blooming Loaf

In Appetizers, C.L.U.E. Society, Food On December 8, 2015 13 Comments

Man (or woman) cannot live on bread alone. But you might be able to live on bread if you enhance it a bit –  add a ball of fresh… Read More »

The French #Winophiles – Celebrating Champagne!

In Appetizers, Food, The French Winophiles On December 1, 2015 3 Comments

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” – Mark Twain I’ll second that! Champagne is the quintessential drink that we celebrate victories,… Read More »