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Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2015

Quinta do Noval have lately become known for what the English wine trade describe quaintly as ‘eccentric’ declarations. They released a vintage Port in 2013, for example. Now they’ve released 2015. It’s not a surprise, because 2015 was a really good vintage, and I’m surprised more people haven’t declared it. Of course, these days there’s [...]

Blast from the past: Tea time two

12 hours agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

This article was originally posted to T Ching in July of 2014. Along with Oscar Wilde, I am a firm believer that “Nothing succeeds like excess.” While it is doubtful that he was referring to the imbibing of tea, or cake, for that matter, I like to believe that he … Continue reading ? The post Blast from the past: Tea time two appeared first on T Ching.

Special Sauce: Fuchsia Dunlop on "Magic Ingredients" and Stocking the Chinese Pantry

Chinese-food and culture writer Fuchsia Dunlop tackles common misconceptions about cooking Chinese food at home in this week's episode of the Special Sauce podcast with Ed Levine.

Maine / Stone DaySlayer

The post, Maine / Stone DaySlayer, first appeared on The Barley Blog. It’s been a while since I’ve crossed paths with an India Pale Lager (IPL). To tell you the truth I though that […] The post, Maine / Stone DaySlayer, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

Yafo Houmous Cafe

Middle Eastern restaurants that focus on freshness and quality of ingredients have been proliferating in places like London (Ottolenghi and Honey & Co.) and in the U.S. (Glasserie and Zahav) over the last few years. And now, we’ve got a spate of new ones arriving in Paris. The foods of the Middle East had mostly been relegated to kebab and falafel stands, but new places are...

Summery Spaghetti and Meatballs

19 hours agoFood & Drink / Recipes : Coconut

Ingredients:for the meatballs:2 lb 90% lean ground beef1 medium zucchini, grated and squeezed dry1 clove garlic, grated1/4 cup finely grated pecorino romano1/3 cup bread crumbspinch nutmeg1 eggsaltpepperfor the sauce:1 onion, chopped2...Show More Summary

Lab confirms norovirus in Chipotle customer; at least 60 sick

An announcement by local health officials that they have identified at least 60 people who became sick after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Virginia this past weekend combined with a viral video of rodents in a Dallas location Thursday to drive the company’s stock to a four-year low. At least one of... Continue Reading

Chipotle’s food safety officials recently visited Washington D.C.

James Marsden, top food safety official for Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, who joined the Denver-based burrito chain’s Food Safety Advisory Board in January, met on June 1 with top officials at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Hagen was USDA under secretary for food safety from 2010 to 2013. Her return with Marsden... Continue Reading

Steer clear of fair foibles — pun intended; pigs problematic, too

It’s fair season, and a new crop of parents is taking excited youngsters to county and state fairs across the country so they can see the farm animals. Not only see them, but pet them as well. Maybe even kiss them. Stop right there, many veterinarians and fair directors will say. Before heading to the... Continue Reading

The Perfect Cocktail For Your Zodiac Sign

Ever feel like there's that one cocktail that just speaks to you? It just might be your perfect zodiac match. And, hey, even if you don't read your horoscope every day, it doesn't hurt to find a new go-to cocktail recipe for every occasion. Show More Summary

This Pineapple Cocktail Tastes Exactly Like a Strawberry Starburst

Meet your new favorite pineapple cocktail that tastes exactly like a pink Starburst: the Regents Royale. This Instagram-worthy cocktail recipe is courtesy of Day Drinking: 50 Cocktails for a Mellow Buzz by Kat Odell ($11), so yes, you have permission to drink this on the beach or on the patio all day long. Show More Summary

This Easy Mulled Wine Recipe Will Make You Wish It Were Fall Already

It might not be sweater weather yet, but we're already dreaming about cozying up with a mug of this mulled wine. This recipe for Glühwein, aka German mulled wine, is from Day Drinking: 50 Cocktails for a Mellow Buzz by Kat Odell ($11), and it's guaranteed to become your go-to cocktail for entertaining through the holiday season. Show More Summary

3-Ingredient Beet Wine Is the Party Drink You Never Knew You Could Make

At first glance, you'd never guess this glass of "red wine" was made with a secret ingredient: beets! The drink is actually a tea-based mocktail meant to resemble red wine, but it can easily be made alcoholic with a splash of grappa, an Italian grape-based brandy. Show More Summary

Seasoning Cast Iron (Flaxseed vs. Old School methods)

How to season cast iron and carbon steel pans In this video I compare using Sheryl Canter's Flaxseed oil method (21 hours of seasoning) to old school method (any cooking oil and 2 hours of seasoning)To clean my pans, I use Bar Keeper's...Show More Summary

He's a Fighter

John McCain is being urged to persevere based on strength of character, a quintessentially American approach to thinking about health.

25 Dessert Recipes If You Love The Great British Baking Show

If you've seen a single episode of The Great British Baking Show, your mouth has watered at the contestants' fabulous English cakes, tarts, and biscuits, and you've fantasized about making impressive confections of your own. Look no further. Show More Summary

This Whimsical It's a Small World Cup Is Selling Out FAST at Disneyland

A post shared by ??KT The Disneybear (@ktthedisneybear) on Jul 20, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT We're sorry to cause extreme cravings for a Disneyland trip, but this news deserves your attention! There's a brand-new cup themed after It's a Small World, and it's one of the cutest freakin' things Disney has ever released. Show More Summary

Bites from other Blogs

This week, I’m getting back on track after a major site redesign that affected my posting schedule a bit. I’m sorry for all the Bites from other Blogs posts that I may have missed over the past few weeks, but I’m approaching 500 posts in this category (that means more than 2000 recipe links...

Eat This: With prosciutto toast, a happy surprise at Ella Elli

"Not what I expected!" popped to mind when the prosciutto toast ($9) hit our table at Ella Elli. I'd imagined slices of ham on bread; I'd received a bouquet of curly radishes on top of sourdough smeared with about a quarter-inch of porky paste. The paste reminded me a little of Underwood Deviled...

Intro restaurant closes, converting to private-event space

Intro, the ground-breaking, revolving-chef restaurant that functioned as an incubator for a series of talented young chefs, has closed. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises announced that the Intro dining room (2300 N. Lincoln Park West) will be renamed Stratford on the Park, and will function as...

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