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Vinegar Braised Chicken

I just couldn’t leave well-enough alone – I had to substitute 6 of the 14 ingredients and it still came out great! Continue reading

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Arzak – Back of the House

I spent an unprecedented amount of time touring Arzak, the 3 Michelin Star Basque Restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, Veuve Clicquot calls one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and interviewing Elena Arzak, which they call the 2012 World’s Best Female Chef, before I wrote an 1800 word article about it. This is the part that was edited out. Continue reading

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Fields of Interest

The variety of subjects I pick to write about reflects my wide interests. Here are links to just the past month’s articles . . . Continue reading

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The wine of summer – Txakoli

When it comes to wine, Spain offers the best value, at least according to sommelier Kelly Coughlin, GM and Beverage Director at Smyth and The Loyalist, two new Chicago eateries, in a June interview on Eater. She said “Whether you’re … Continue reading

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WILL WORK (luxury travel) FOR FOOD

It occurred to me the other day that is exactly what my job is: travel the globe to first-class destinations featuring the finest cuisine. I stay in the best rooms of four-star hotels, enjoying the spas and other amenities. Then … Continue reading

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Wine of the Devil

If you are a champagne and sparkling wine lover, you’ve probably heard a tarted-up story of how Dom Pérignon invented Champagne. It goes something like this: Discovering that some of the wine he made had fermented a second time in … Continue reading

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CASTELLET & WINE TASTING WITH LUNCH

I write cruise destination excursions for places I haven’t been . . . Begin your tour this morning with a scenic drive to Le Castellet, a typical Provencal hilltop village. Perched on wooded hills above the vineyards, this remarkable stronghold … Continue reading

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Beria Wine Region of Portugal

It is unusually warm here for the season; I love it. Cool at night (sweater weather) and 27-28 C days & sunny. Last evening we attended a private concert before dinner. A small chamber orchestra of young people played on … Continue reading

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Portugal Rocks

Yes, I’m still here in Portugal. The wine growing region of Beira has me intranced. The local sausages (a version of morcella, or blood sausage) and farinheira (a grain-rich sausage) are pairing well with the wines, and sit well in … Continue reading

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