December 4, 2012

The finest version of macaroni and cheese is not available in the USA.  You must travel to...

September 27, 2012

The Chartreuse Elixir is a most magical liqueur of mystical properties.  Perhaps it's the...

January 30, 2012
chefs

Yesterday, the Bocuse d'Or USA competition was held at Culinary Institute of America in Hyde...

January 10, 2012

Who knew the world of truffles was so interesting and crime-filled? 60 Minutes profiled the dark...

December 29, 2011

Hot on the heels of Denmark and Hungary's so-called "fat taxes" and Italy's...

December 17, 2011
France Bans Veggie Meals in Schools, Paul McCartney is Not Happy

France recently decided to ban vegetarian meals from schools and Paul McCartney is speaking out...

December 1, 2011

A five-year ban on funding the inspection of horse meat slaughterhouse facilities was recently...

August 13, 2011
Baguette Vending Machine

The baguette vending machine solves the consumer conundrum of finding warm bread after hours. Jean-...

July 12, 2011
Bastille Day in France

Every summer, July plays host to not only America’s Independence Day, but also France’s...

July 11, 2011
cyclists

This year marks the first time in the history of the Tour de France that someone will be...

July 7, 2011
loire valley strawberries

Although purportedly in the Loire Valley on a wine trip, after our first evening there (and our...

December 10, 2010

Slightly adapted from Bread Machine Magic. This is best served within hours of baking. To preserve...

December 10, 2010

[Serve hot with pasta, ravioli, rice or with a medley of steamed vegetables that includes peas,...

December 10, 2010

The recommended wines are Beaujolais or Chianti. Prep: 5 min, Cook: 5 min.

September 29, 2010
clos de nouys sparkling vouvray

You would think a guy who wrote a blog called Sparkling Vouvray for the past six years would have...

August 4, 2010
weinbach alsatian wine

I attended a tasting earlier this week that included a selection of Alsatian Rieslings from...

July 14, 2010

http://worldcupfoodchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/06/south-africa-vs-mexico-and-uruguay-vs.html Note...

February 17, 2010
intimitading wines bordeaux

Ugh. Bordeaux. I have images of aristocratic Brits circa 1890 declaring that the claret (a old,...

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