Category Archives: FOOD AND WINE

The Magnificent Croissant and Jan III Sobieski

So, one starts the homage to the magnificent croissant with a story of its origin too good to be true – which of course it isn’t.  When it comes to food, however,  great stories don’t have to be true in … Continue reading

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Vercingetorix and Drunken Wolves

In no other part of the world does a mix of history, romantic legend, factors of geology, and a curious genetic quality for maximizing quality of life come together as it does in France.  Though fitted with spectacular alpine peaks … Continue reading

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Bordeauxinsanity

           Wine Spectator magazine March, 2012 issue acclaims the 2009 Bordeaux wines a classic, generational vintage. Perfect weather and felicitous harvest timing positioned the most famous vineyards in the world to achieve awe inspiring results for the sophisticated wine assessor to gawk over, with … Continue reading

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The Dish and the Duke of Wellington

     The holiday season was made for re-connecting with the family and engorging on great food.  I am lucky to have a mother who is a fabulous cook and upon the occasion of holiday, I get to sit back and … Continue reading

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Summer was made for Prosecco

     Oh, she’s a lovely one, that Prosecco!  It is summer and thoughts turn to the warming sun, beautiful women, and a refreshing glass of Prosecco, not its more pretentious distant cousin, champagne.  Prosecco is Italy’s answer to the trivia … Continue reading

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The Perfect Meal

   The elements of a great meal are different for everybody, but for me, the cornerstone is the perfect confluence of food, wine, and location.  Tuscany, Italy makes it very easy to have any number of great experiences with its magnificent … Continue reading

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