Shiraz/Syrah

Cape MentelleShiraz "Margaret River"2004 This Shiraz has some of the funkiness of French Syrah on the nose: dark chocolate, tobacco, earth, menthol, and red…

Wine Flavors Visualization

Carl Tashian has created a visualization of the flavor profiles of various wines, using words that appeared in over 5,000 wine reviews. Simple, but…

Yes, a Vermont Wine

Snow Farm VineyardVermont Léon Millot2007 Léon Millot is a hybrid red grape varietal grown primarily in the eastern United States. According to The Wine…

Boqueria y Suba

Boqueria y Suba

I happened to catch a bit of The Splendid Table on NPR this weekend while driving around on errands. Mike Colameco presented a short…

Grouse, Served

Grouse, Served

Tonight I prepared the grouse that had fallen out of the sky and into my hands. I breasted-out the bird, pulling two three and…

Grouse

Grouse

This morning this ruffed grouse hurled itself against our dining room window, fell fifteen feet to the ground, and died in my hands. I…

Easy Tilapia

We like tilapia for its mild flavor, meaty texture, and relatively low price. It's also, as a farmed product, a reasonably sustainable choice (although…

Satisfied

Satisfied

I'm sure there are many women tonight enjoying a glamorous evening, arms cool against a glossy bar, stiletto heels hooked under the rail, while…

Slow Food Nation… And My Nation

Slow Food Nation just wrapped. Held in San Franscisco this past week, the event was designed to "celebrate the birth of a broad and…