Archive for December, 2013

I Love Regional Italian Food And Wine Pairings – Friuli-Venezia Giulia Dishes And Red Wine

Monday, December 30th, 2013
The Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is a mountainous area that is tucked away in the northeastern corner of Italy, bordering on Austria and Slovenia. Unlike most other Italian regions, Friuli (as abbreviated for the rest of this article) retains its multicultural aspects. Friuli is an exceptional mixture of Italian, Austrian, and Slavic influences that Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near Weekly Guide To $15 Wines – Another Merlot From South Africa

Monday, December 30th, 2013
I don't really feel like counting the number of South African wines or the number of Merlots that I have reviewed over the years. As the title indicates, this is not my first South African Merlot. This week I don't have a $10 wine. A few years ago Backsberg Cellars was chosen as one of the Top 100 Wineries of the Year by Wine and Spirits Magazine (New Read The Post [...]

Traditional Italian Food And Wine Pairings – Red Wine And Emilia-Romagna Dishes

Monday, December 30th, 2013
Emilia-Romagna stretches from the Ligurian border in northeastern Italy to the Adriatic Sea. It's quite prosperous and is known as the gourmet capital of Italy. On the other hand, it's not known for wine. Bologna is the region's administrative center and home to many gourmet specialties. I cannot suggest any wine to accompany the sausage that carries Read The Post [...]

Simple Cooking Strategies Anyone Can Succeed At

Monday, December 30th, 2013
By Wendy Miller One of the most effective aspects of cooking, is that whether you are not so wonderful at it or a cooking virtuoso, you can benefit from dishes and excellent cooking tips. Any person can follow a dish and apply tips. Whether you think you're a terrific chef or if you think that you cannot prepare in any way, below are a few cooking Read The Post [...]

Traditional Italian Food And Wine Pairings – Red Wine And Campania Dishes

Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Campania fors the shin of the Italian boot in southern Italy. Its capital is Naples and if you don't want to "See Naples and Die" you can always visit upscale Sorrento and Pompeii, a city  frozen in time with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius about two thousand years ago. Campania claims to be the home of pasta and pizza. And as you will see, we do some Read The Post [...]

Regional Italian Food And Wine Pairings – Calabria Dishes And White Wine

Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Calabria forms the toe of the Italian boot. This region is located in the southwest corner of Italy, and boasts some 500 miles of coastline on the Gulf of Taranto and Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. Its total population is about 2 million. The countryside is mountainous, and prone to earthquakes. Over the centuries the peasants learned how to extract the Read The Post [...]

Traditional Italian Food And Wine Pairings – White Wine And Emilia-Romagna Dishes

Friday, December 27th, 2013
The Emilia-Romagna region reaches out from the Ligurian border in northeastern Italy to the Adriatic Sea. This region tends to be quite prosperous. It is known as the gourmet capital of Italy. On the other hand, it is really not known for its wine. Two of its biggest stars are a cheese, Parmigiano Regianno, and a ham, Prosciutto di Parma. Parmesan cheese Read The Post [...]

Classic Italian Food And Wine Pairings – Calabria Dishes And Red Wine

Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Calabria forms the toe of the Italian boot. It is located in the southwest corner of Italy, with 500 miles of coastline on the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Tyrrhenian Seas. This region has belonged to many,  many other countries over the years, leading to quite a variety of local specialties. When you get to taste the delicious local food you would never  Read The Post [...]

Indoor Electric Grill

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Choices, choices, oh so many choices. If you're reading this article, you're probably trying to decide whether to buy an indoor electric grill or, if you are partially off the fence, what type of indoor electric grill to buy. Although it's not a major purchase, you still want to waste your hard earned money on something that you will actually use. Yeah, Read The Post [...]

Traditional Italian Food And Wine Pairings – Basilicata Dishes And Red Wine

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Basilicata forms the instep of the Italian boot. This lovely but generally unknown hilly and mountainous region is located in the southwest corner of Italy. Like so many other parts of Italy over the centuries Basilicata has known a series of conquerors, each of whom has left a cultural and culinary trace. The region's centerpiece are caves that have Read The Post [...]