Archive for August, 2013

Kitchen Makeover

Monday, August 26th, 2013
By Donna Fuller With both spouses working and our lifestyles becoming more and more rushed, there is less time for preparing meals, and because family members are expected to share the work-load, the kitchen is becoming the hub of the home. Meals are not only prepared in the kitchen, they are eaten there, important decisions are made over a cup of Read The Post [...]

Are You All Out Of Cooking Ideas? Check Out These Tips!

Saturday, August 24th, 2013
By Tony Shawrtz While everyone eats, not everyone has the skills necessary to cook. The advice in this piece offers some great ways to prepare delicious food at home. Don't be scared of trying new recipes, ingredients, or techniques in your kitchen. Cooking is a pretty useful skill, and it can be fun, too. Let these tips inspire you to pursue new Read The Post [...]

Important Things You Need To Know About Wines

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Ken Ame Wine manufacturing is big business and this basically because most people love to drink wine. For reputable wine manufacturers, the success formula is quality. Produce great wine and your product will sell. Speaking from the perspective of a wine connoisseur, I have to admit that I do not know it all. On the other hand, Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near Weekly Guide To $15 Wines – A Classic Chardonnay From Israel

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
The Barkan winery traces its history back to 1899. It is now Israel's second largest winery and owns the country's largest vineyard. They produce four lines of wine; today's offering is next to the bottom. They are developing a sizable vineyard in the Negev Desert. And the wine business being like so many others, the main ownership is now in the hands Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Review Of $10 Wines – A Chardonnay From Veneto, Italy

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
A few weeks ago I tasted this producer's similarly priced Merlot and wondered aloud how they could possibly make such an inexpensive wine in such an expensive environment. Ditto for their Chardonnay. I don't think that the wine is a loss leader for their Amarone, a special wine made only in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, which at almost $40 Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wines – An Apulia, Italy Primitivo

Monday, August 19th, 2013
You may not have heard of the Italian red grape called Primitivo, but I'll bet you are familiar with its American cousin Zinfandel. Actually some experts say that the word cousin is insufficient to express their close relationship. Whatever the connection, Primitivo doesn't reach the heights of fine Zinfandels. The southern Italian region of Puglia, Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near Weekly Review Of $15 Wines – A Fizzy Kosher Malvasia Signed Italy

Friday, August 16th, 2013
Many of the North American Kosher wines are sweet reds, often made from the Concord grape. I grow Concord grapes and enjoy nibbling on them once in a while. But I HATE Concord wines. Today's offering is a different sweet red, Kosher wine. It comes from the Malvasia grape. There are lots and lots of Malvasia subvarieties, some are red and some are white. Read The Post [...]

Tiramisu – The Italian Food Dessert

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Brandon Devin Today Tiramisu is the most popular of Italian food desserts. It graces the menu of nearly every Italian food restaurant. However, its rise to fame has been meteoric; it wasn't even invented until the 1970's in the Veneto region of Italy. It didn't even gain widespread popularity until the early 1990's. It is a unique Read The Post [...]

The History Of Tiramisu Cake: Where And How This Famous Dessert Was Invented

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Danny Trevino Open an old Italian cookbook, browse through the index and… surprise! No Tiramisu' cake recipe. My first encounter with Tiramisu' was in 1985. I was in Italy at that time: A friend of mine told me about this new cake recipe she got. She was so enthusiastic about it that I felt compelled to try it immediately. The Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Review Of $10 Wines – A Well-Known Red Signed The Rhone Valley

Friday, August 9th, 2013
I really think this is first time I have tasted today's well-known wine, whose winemaker is the proud producer of some fine French wines. It comes from the slopes of Mount Ventoux in the famous Cotes de Rhone region of southern France. The bottle carries the Appellation Ventoux Controlee designation, which dates back only to 1973, quite recent when Read The Post [...]