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Murray's Cheese Bar Provides Comfort in LIC

MURRAY'S CHEESE BAR PROVIDES COMFORT IN LIC

Experience the comforts of Murray's Cheese Bar, the legendary cheese shop's new flagship store offering all things cheese. The rattles...

Four Seasons Aviara - An Intimate Southern California Family Getaway

FOUR SEASONS AVIARA - AN INTIMATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILY GETAWAY

What's the luxury hotel experience like in the age of COVID-19? We decided to head south for the weekend, and explore Four Seasons...

 
 
 

COOKING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC - AN INTERVIEW WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF JAMES WATERS

The Seasons Restaurant, the locally-focused culinary heart of the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad,CA , is headed up by Executive Chef...

Lucciola Restaurant, NY - The Charm of Bologna on Amsterdam Avenue

LUCCIOLA RESTAURANT, NY - THE CHARM OF BOLOGNA ON AMSTERDAM AVENUE

Symbolizing hope and light, the fine dining Italian restaurant Lucciola finds light during a global pandemic. Bringing Italy's wondrous...

 
 
 
White Truffle Polenta with Parmigiano Reggiano 24 Months

WHITE TRUFFLE POLENTA WITH PARMIGIANO REGGIANO 24 MONTHS

A deliciously decadent polenta, pumped full of white truffle flavors and Parmiggiano-Reggiano 24 months. Serve with an equally decadent...

10 COOKIE BAKING TIPS TO MAKE YOU A MASTER COOKIE MAKER

Cookie baking is the superpower we all need especially as we transition to the fall season and continue to cope with the global pandemic....

 
 
 
How Three Tequila and Mezcal Making Families are Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

HOW THREE TEQUILA AND MEZCAL MAKING FAMILIES ARE CELEBRATING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Dia de los Muertos is a deeply spiritual family Holiday in Mexican culture, and it has strong connections to food and drinks as well....

Paloma Tequila Cocktail

PALOMA TEQUILA COCKTAIL

Fresh, packing a punch, and oh so pretty. The Paloma cocktail is definitely one of our favorite ways of consuming good tequila. Print Paloma...

 
 
 
Check out the 2020 White Truffle Festival Nov 13-22

CHECK OUT THE 2020 WHITE TRUFFLE FESTIVAL NOV 13-22

Looking for a little restaurant decadence this fall? Look no further than the 2020 White Truffle Festival, happening across the US...

Mezcal Mule

MEZCAL MULE

A deliciously refreshing mezcal cocktail that combines the freshness of lemon juice, spiced notes of ginger, and smoky punch of great...

 
 
 
Noreetuh:  Upgraded Hawaiian Fare in NYC's East Village

NOREETUH: UPGRADED HAWAIIAN FARE IN NYC'S EAST VILLAGE

Though Noreetuh has been around the East Village since 2015, I've only made it to the modern Hawaiian eatery just recently. Now I'm...

The Jalapeño Avocado Margarita

THE JALAPEÑO AVOCADO MARGARITA

Looking to upgrade your Margarita game? Of course you are! Look no further than this stunning Jalapeño Avocado version. Print The Jalapeño...

 
 
 
Unibärsum - The Swedish Craft Brewery That's Obsessed with Freshness

UNIBÄRSUM - THE SWEDISH CRAFT BREWERY THAT'S OBSESSED WITH FRESHNESS

In just five years, Stockholm-based craft brewery Unibärsum has become a cult-favorite among beer lovers in Sweden. We caught up with...

How a Two Michelin-Starred Restaurant Takes Service To A Higher Level

HOW A TWO MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANT TAKES SERVICE TO A HIGHER LEVEL

As trends and demands in the hospitality industry change as rapidly as the seasons, restaurants struggle to keep up with the fast-paced...

 
 
 
Nordic Fall Flavors at Manhattan's Aquavit Restaurant

NORDIC FALL FLAVORS AT MANHATTAN'S AQUAVIT RESTAURANT

Izabela Jay checks out the romantic outdoor setting and impressive Nordic fall flavors at Aquavit, New Yorks' most famous Scandinavian...

Saffron Risotto - A recipe from Ticino - the Italian side of Switzerland 

SAFFRON RISOTTO - A RECIPE FROM TICINO - THE ITALIAN SIDE OF SWITZERLAND 

While risotto is a traditional Italian dish, it is equally rooted in the region of Ticino on the Italian side of Switzerland. This...

 
 
 
Bea Tollman's “Best Dover Sole in London”

BEA TOLLMAN'S “BEST DOVER SOLE IN LONDON”

You can find the best Dover Sole in London at several of the award-winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection's signature restaurants....

HOW DOÑA VEGA MEZCAL FOUNDER TURNED PASSION INTO MEXICO'S MODERN SPIRIT

Doña Vega Mezcal started as a passion project and has blossomed into a full-fledged business for Sonya Vega Auvray . Starting at an...

 
 
 
5 Majorly Misunderstood Cheese

5 MAJORLY MISUNDERSTOOD CHEESE

Even misunderstood cheese like American Cheese Singles has a place in the universe, says Nicole Mbisike from Murray's Cheese. Bubbling...

Dashi With Lobster Takoyaki, Sisho Tempura and Beluga Caviar By Chef Eric Vildgaard

DASHI WITH LOBSTER TAKOYAKI, SISHO TEMPURA AND BELUGA CAVIAR BY CHEF ERIC VILDGAARD

A two Michel starred Chef and his quest for the perfect dashi, makes a gorgeous and heartwarming dish for colder nights. Dashi is the...

 
 
 



Chicken Picatta

Chicken Picatta

A simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, chicken stock and lemon juice envelop chicken cutlets in the traditional Chicken Piccata recipe made in episode 101 of... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

This is a tasting from the end of my Italian Beer Bread episode where I have two of my grandchildren tasting the bread with me. This is my favorite tasting! I've never... Read more ...

Amazon Discounted a 50-Pack of Disposable Face Masks For $9 on Black Friday

Amazon Discounted a 50-Pack of Disposable Face Masks For $9 on Black Friday

Wearing a face mask is still incredibly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. You should always have one on hand to protect yourself and those around you from the... Read more ...

The Best Glasses for Cold Beer

The Best Glasses for Cold Beer

There are few greater moments than taking the first sip of a refreshing cold beer. We'd argue it's one of life's most precious pleasures. But, one of life's... Read more ...

15 Plant-Based Food and Cooking Gifts For Your Vegan Loved Ones

15 Plant-Based Food and Cooking Gifts For Your Vegan Loved Ones

Every year around the holidays, there is no shortage of cooking gift guides full of fancy olive oil and beautiful candy-colored cookware. While these kinds of guides are great... Read more ...

Weekend reading: Jennifer Clapp's 3rd edition of Food

Weekend reading: Jennifer Clapp's 3rd edition of Food

Jennifer Clapp. Food. 3 rd edition. Polity Press, 2020. I did a blurb for this one, as I did for the previous two editions: In this newly updated edition of Food, Jennifer... Read more ...

10 Great Black Friday Weekend Deals For Whiskey Lovers (2020)

10 Great Black Friday Weekend Deals For Whiskey Lovers (2020)

At the end of a long day, there's nothing like a glass of Lagavulin, Johnny Walker, or Blanton's to finish things off on a high note. If you prefer a dram of fantastic whiskey... Read more ...

The Nine Best Sweet Vermouths for Your Manhattan

The Nine Best Sweet Vermouths for Your Manhattan

The Manhattan is easily the most famous of the cocktails named after New York's five boroughs and by far the best. A carefully balanced mix of whiskey , sweet vermouth , and... Read more ...

Next Round: James O'Brien, Owner of Brooklyn's Popina, on Pivoting to...

Next Round: James O'Brien, Owner of Brooklyn's Popina, on Pivoting to Fast-Casual During Covid-19

Airing between regular episodes of the VinePair Podcast, “Next Round” explores the ideas and innovations that are helping drinks businesses adapt in a time of unprecedented... Read more ...

10 Things You Should Know About The Prisoner Wine Company

10 Things You Should Know About The Prisoner Wine Company

Born in Rutherford, Napa Valley, The Prisoner began as a little-known red blend, created by winemaker Dave Phinney in 2000, but the brand quickly garnered a huge fan base... Read more ...

6 Batched Holiday Cocktails

6 Batched Holiday Cocktails

Prepping the Pitchers The holiday season has arrived, and a little cheer is in order for us all. While we're limiting the number of place settings this year, we're still... Read more ...

Slow Food Uganda Celebrates Five Years

Slow Food Uganda Celebrates Five Years

Since 2015 Slow Food Uganda has been gradually growing with a range of activities greatly impacting the communities toward biodiversity conservation, food education, and... Read more ...