Eating & Drinking

The best books for learning about wine.

Wine is an overwhelming topic.  Even a simple post like, say, The Best Books for Learning About Wine, may start out straightforward but very quickly can turn mind-bogglingly complex.  Here is how it happened this week: One Christmas a friend’s awesome husband emailed and asked me what I would recommend as a gift for his wife who wanted to […]

Kale, Quinoa and Herb Salad

I am keenly aware that Kale, Quinoa and Herb Salad is unlikely to rope you in. I mean, not like Ooey Gooey Chocolate Brownies or Best Ever Rum Pound Cake (I do have a recipe for that but it calls for boxed cake mix so I’ve got to think about whether I admit that and […]

Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines….what’s the flipping difference?

The wine industry, in general, is confusing. I’m all, “White Burgundy? Always Chardonnay – except that it isn’t because Sauvignon de St Bris is in Burgundy and is Sauvignon Blanc.” And you’re all, “What in the world are you talking about? White Burgundy? Is that from California? Chardonnay – is that red? Sauvignon what? Waiter […]