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#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 »

Happy Holidays: Roasted Veal Loin Roast with Wild Rice Pilaf

In Entrees, Food, Sides On December 24, 2015 0 Comments

Merry Christmas! We wish you and your family the happiest, sanest and safest of holidays.  Here’s a last minute recipe for Roasted Veal Loin Roast with Wild Rice… Read More »

Peas-ful Easy Side Dish

In Food, Sides On December 21, 2015 0 Comments

I may be a pea-brain about some things, as Sous Chef often asserts, but not about easy-peasy recipes that will knock your socks off. Three parts mushrooms and… Read More »

#WinePW – Parisien Roast Turkey

In Beverages, Entrees, Food, Sides, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On November 18, 2015 1 Comment

My brain feels like it has 2,500 browser tabs open and an equal amount of emotions. The attacks on Paris hit close to home. A local restauranteurs niece… Read More »

#ItalianFWT – The Food & Wine of Sardegna

In #ItalianFWT, Entrees, Food, Sides On July 31, 2015 6 Comments

Let’s get some things straight right away about this month’s wine pairing subject for the Italian Food, Wine and Travel Group: Italians say “Sardegna” and non-Italians say “Sardinia,”… Read More »

The French Winophiles: Chard Roasted Salmon with Fennel Salad & Duet of Loire Valley Wines

In Around the World, Beverages, Desserts, Entrees, Food, Salads, Sides, The French Winophiles, Wine On June 19, 2015 24 Comments

The French are like a custard, inside a soufflé, wrapped in a pastry. How else to explain the benefits from a fatty diet, heavy smoking, and persistent alcohol… Read More »

March Culinary Madness with HSN’s “Worlds Largest Cooking Lesson”

In Entrees, Food, Lifestyle, Products, Sides On March 13, 2015 0 Comments

March Culinary Madness continues!  On Sunday, March 15th, HSN is presenting the “World’s Largest Cooking Lesson” hosted by the adorable Aussie transplant to LA Curtis Stone.  (Curtis, in case… Read More »

Wine Pairing Weekend: Rhone Rangers & Bocuse

In Appetizers, Beverages, Food, Sides, Soups, Wine, Wine Pairing Weekend On January 9, 2015 19 Comments

I have recently launched a year-long epicurean tour of interesting cuisine from around the world.  With a nudge from the Wine Pairing Weekend group, I have decided to… Read More »

A Very Downton Dinner

In Appetizers, Books, Cookbook Reviews, Entrees, Food, Resources, Sides On January 2, 2015 2 Comments

It is often difficult to keep up with who is doing what to whom on Downton Abbey.  However, one of the constants is that the Earl of Grantham’s… Read More »

#SundaySupper: Pumpkin & Italian Sausage Pasta

In #SundaySupper, Entrees, Food, Sides On October 4, 2014 38 Comments

I was perplexed by this week’s Sunday Supper Crew topic: unprocessed food.  And the general definition of “foods that you can grow or make yourself” wasn’t too helpful. … Read More »