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Occasional Cookbook Reviews – Pinot, Pasta, and Parties by Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino

One of the hooks for selling books by well-known people is that the authors themselves give brand recognition.  Especially for celebrity cookbooks.  I’m sure the publishers’ fondest hope is that the personality traits that fans think the celebrities have will … Continue reading

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A dish for most seasons

We’re still not having calendar-appropriate weather, but at least it’s not 80 degrees!  Still, we don’t know what it’ll be like from day to day, so I started looking through my old recipe file for dishes that could be served … Continue reading

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Sustainability and the value of customer knowledge

I was thinking that perhaps y’all were getting tired of my blogging on sustainability.  But in the two weeks since my last sustainability post, a whole bunch of people have downloaded the back label I posted.  So there must be … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like the weather?

We’re having a ridiculous winter this year in DC.  This was what my phone told me today, March 8.  Seriously.  I can’t imagine how this won’t result in a summer full of mosquitoes, no matter what the temperature.  The weather … Continue reading

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Why sustainability labeling is hard to find

In the last post, I wrote about two surveys on sustainable winemaking and why their overall conclusions might have to be taken with a grain of salt.  But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some interesting things to learn. What intrigued … Continue reading

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Thank goodness my taste buds are back

  Thanks for all the e-mails after the last post about food and wine tasting different after surgery.  I’m continuing to recover well, and can report that most things are tasting the way they should.  I find I’m detecting a … Continue reading

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Any excuse for a #hashtagholiday

On January 9, 2000, my now-husband Cy and I had our first date.  Little did we know that 15 years later, January 9 would also be claimed as National Cassoulet Day – presumably gaining a little more attention than we … Continue reading

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Six things I learned about wine and food this year

It’s that time of year when we reflect back – or not, as some of my friends tell me that 2016 was a year they’d rather not dwell on.  Nonetheless, if you ignore the election-related memories (not easy, I grant … Continue reading

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Last week’s missing recipe

As I mentioned last week, not every blog post automatically segues into a recipe smoothly.  So I put the recipe and wine pairing in a separate post this week.  This will happen from time to time, depending on the subject … Continue reading

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How identical are individual bottles of the same wine?

You may have guessed by now that I love reading cookbooks and watching cooking shows.  Learning from others’ experiences is always a treat for me.  But the one thing I have to say that’s missing from nearly all of them … Continue reading

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