Vecchio Amaro del Capo

Vecchio Amaro del Capo

  You've probably never head of this amazing after-dinner drink, perfect for the conclusion of a heavy holiday repast! A digestif and a liqueur, Vecchio Amaro del Capo is sweeter than the former but sharper than the latter: Grand Marnier meets Fernet Branca....

Sipping the Light Fantastic

Sipping the Light Fantastic

Here's a light and lovely red that has all the charm of a Beaujolais but is made right here in California. I admit that I knew nothing about this grape variety, which is also known as Napa Gamay or Napa Gamay 15. At its point of origin in the Longueduc-Rousillon...

The Pros of Prosecco

The Pros of Prosecco

The “pro” in Prosecco might just mean that this reasonably priced Italian charmer is one to consider if Champagne—the real stuff—is not in your budget. If you like champagne but don't appreciate the price tag, I'd like to suggest a high quality Prosecco. While true...

Spice Hacks

Spice Hacks

Flavor enhancement with spices rather than salt: these recipe hacks should allow you and your family to drastically reduce sodium intake while pleasing the taste buds with newer, sharper, spicier delights. Important thing—I know I've said this before—is to use...

Rome’s New Michelin Stars

Rome’s New Michelin Stars

The 2017 red Michelin guide for Italy includes 74 restaurants in Rome. The top one, as mentioned in my last month’s article is Heinz Beck’s “La Pergola” with 3 stars; another is Anthony Genovese’s “Il Pagliacco” with 2 stars at Via dei Banchi Vecchi 129a, just across...

Pasta Primavera Prima Donna

Pasta Primavera Prima Donna

We're always on the prowl for variations on the classic pasta primavera, that culinary catch-all for vegetables in sauces that marry well with pasta. I've developed this one for its speed of prep while presenting a complex flavor profile...it's the separate mushroom...

Bon Bini! Welcome to Beautiful Aruba

Bon Bini! Welcome to Beautiful Aruba

A Caribbean Delight When you step onto the Caribbean island of Aruba, you will hear the warm welcome, “Bon bini!” Aruba is like a fine host whose greatest pleasure is making sure that you feel at home, are well-fed, entertained, and satisfied. Whether you come to...

Americans in Paris: Not Enough of ‘Em

Americans in Paris: Not Enough of ‘Em

The absence of tourists unsettled by the recent terrorist attacks makes this an excellent time to visit to the City of Light. ‘They must be right,’ I said. ‘The official word is that tourism’s down twenty percent, and it certainly looks it.’ I was talking to Valerie...

The Incomparable Valle de Guadalupe

The Incomparable Valle de Guadalupe

Zipping southbound along the shimmering coastline mid-morning, there is a familiar feel and look.  Not for long.  From La Misión, La Ruta del Vino (the Wine Route) twists east to a vivid contrast of vines and olive trees, the Sonoran Desert and looming mountain...

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