T Rose

T Rose

TegernseerhofRosé Zweigelt2008 It's a shame I didn't photograph the bottle full; the clear, bright pink tapers to nothing at the bottle's neck, drawing you…

Two As One

Two As One

I don't usually go for specialty ingredients. My food philosophy, such as it is, rests on the pure expression of individual elements: food as…

Onion Harvest

Onion Harvest

The onions were ready today. They lifted easily from their moorings, a sure sign of ripeness. I pulled them all and laid them out…

Little Mars

Little Mars

Mas du SoleillaPetit Mars2006 This Coteaux du Languedoc AOC is 100% Syrah. It reaches up to you with a spicy, peppery nose suggesting violets…

Serpentine

Serpentine

Fèlsina BerardegnaI Sistri (Toscana IGT)2006 This 100% Chardonnay, unoaked, is pale greenish-gold, offering a bewitching nose of tulips, paperwhites, and warm stones. The first…

A Drouhin White

A Drouhin White

Joseph DrouhinPouilly-Fuissé2007 This white Burgundy smells of fresh linen and herbs. On the palate it's restrained, with lots of minerality, delivering a full Chardonnay…

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops

I had a few pork chops in the fridge, and since it was a nice evening, I decided to fire up the grill. I…

Fresh Garlic

Fresh Garlic

Today, the garlic was ready to be pulled. It made a big pile: Which I pared down to a smaller pile: Which is now…