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  • Paella Is His Middle Name

    Saffron Is Key

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Feb 22nd, 2017

    Who would have expected that Charles Giuliano an artist, journalist is also a Gourmet Cook.

  • Glostah Chowdah

    Charley’s vs. Causeway

    By: Foodies - May 26th, 2016

    For the best chowder in New England head for Gloucester. But steer clear of the downtown and harbor tourist traps. Don't even bother with Rockport. Seek out the fringe lunch places like Charley's and Causeway where the locals belly up. It will take a bit of poking around to find them but it's worth the effort.

  • Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival

    Event staged May 28th & 29th

    By: Philip S. Kampe - May 25th, 2016

    This is the fourth year the Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival dominates the scene for the Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy the sun and warmth in a local setting with NY and Massachusetts vineyards and distillers products.

  • Toutes Caves Ouvertes Festival

    Wine from 21 Producers in Montpeyroux, Languedoc, France

    By: Philip S. Kampe - May 09th, 2016

    Languedoc is a large wine producing region in southern France. Each year, in the village of Montpeyroux, a wine festival takes place. Jugglers, musicians and locals flood the street for this daylong celebration.

  • The World's Best Pizza

    Gino Sorbillo In Naples Creates Sublime Pies

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Apr 03rd, 2016

    Since 1935, the Sorbillo family tradition of making Neapolitan pizza has followed the rules that guide pizza making for the pizza parlors in Naples. ‘Integrity to tradition’ is key.

  • Gragnano in the Campania Region of Italy

    Home of the World's Best Dried Pasta

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 31st, 2016

    Gragnano's wide street was laid out to catch the sea breeze from the Adriatic to dry pasta. Exploring the incredible food of Italy.

  • Campania, Business and Tourist Hub of Europe

    Think Italian Goods, Think Campania.

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 28th, 2016

    Did you know that 40% of all Italian trains pass through Campania? It is the hub for overseas business, thanks to two ports, a large manufacturing community, numerous pasta factories and water buffalo mozzarella farms.

  • Wine and Food Festival of New Paltz

    April 22nd to 24th at Mohonk Mountain House

    April 22nd-24th
    By: Philip S. Kampe - Mar 29th, 2016

    This is the third year of one of the best wine and food festivals on the Northeast. Over 700 wines will be poured, educational seminars will take place and chefs will entertain the audience. All at Mohonk Mountain House.

  • Visiting Virginia Beach

    A Seaside Vacation Destination

    By: Sandy Katz - Mar 04th, 2016

    The best way to see Virginia Beach is to stroll along the Boardwalk leisurely so as not to miss anything and to enjoy the oceanfront views. Along the way you will see statues, monuments and other photo ops while enjoying the sandy shore and exploring many shops.

  • Jose Costa and O Pescador

    Terceira Islands (Azores) Premier Restaurant

    By: Philip S. Kampe & Maria Reveley - Feb 11th, 2016

    On a recent visit to Tereceira Island in the Azores, we discovered an amazing, local, restaurant run by Jose Costa.

  • The Olana Summer Party

    Olana '66: Fifty Years of Art & Style

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jul 07th, 2016

    Fifty years ago, Olana was saved from the brink of destruction. The Olana Partnership is celebrating the past fifty years of art and style with a lawn party

  • Bright Ideas Brewing at MoCA

    Last Call at 7 PM in North Adams

    By: Pit Bulls - Jul 23rd, 2016

    It seems like a win win. Bright Ideas Brewing offers uniqely crafted beer, ale and root beer in a high concept industrial space on the Mass MoCA campus. On every level from eccnetric hours, to noise levels and a flub on food it's time to rethink the business plan.

  • Authentic Bouillabaisse

    Visiting Villefranche-sur-Mer

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 20th, 2017

    Yet again my paella was a hit with our guests. We talked about the expensive key ingredient of saffron. The next time I want to make Bouillabaisse. But I doubt that I can match that first encounter decades ago in the charming cove of Villefranche-sur-Mer.

  • Railroad Street Youth Culinary Arts

    Culminating Event for Apprenticeship Program

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Dec 12th, 2016

    Railroad Street Youth Projects annual culinary arts celebration dinner highlights youth with a work based apprenticeship program in Berkshire county.

  • Need A Lounge While At The Airport?

    The No1 Lounge at London's Gatwick

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Oct 23rd, 2016

    If you travel overseas and are looking for a Lounge to spend downtime in, consider the No1 Lounge group. We used the Gatwick Lounge for nearly three hours between flights.

  • Lobsta Land in Glostah

    Disappointing

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 21st, 2016

    During visits to Gloucster dining at Lobsta Land has always been an inviting option. Not this time however.

  • Shaker Harvest Suppers October 8th & 29th

    Shakers Know How To Cook.

    By: Philip S. Kampe and Maria Reveley - Sep 10th, 2016

    The Shakers took full advantage of nature's bounty. Fresh vegetables, homegrown herbs and raised livestock were a daily feature on the Shaker menu. After experiencing one of these special 'Harvest Suppers', a realization occurred to me that there are two more meals being offered this October and that one should consider taking advantage of this opportunity.

  • This Weekend: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

    Thirty Chefs And Hundreds Of Bottles Of Wine.

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Sep 09th, 2016

    This is the sixteenth year of the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. Each year, more personalities and vendors jump on the bandwagon of this significant event in upstate New York. It's popularity attracts the northeast, with Manhattan only 2.5 hours away.

  • Auction At Hancock Shaker Village

    Harvest Suppers Begin on September 9th

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Sep 06th, 2016

    Hancock Shaker Village is world renowned for its useful simplicity. A visit to this wonderful community, located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is a rewarding experience. On September 9th, a Shaker auction will take place, as well as the first of a series of Shaker Harvest Suppers.

  • Superb Dining At Ruca Malen

    Argentine Local Cuisine Is Paired With World-Class Wine

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Aug 25th, 2016

    Chef Lucas Bustos and Winemaker Pablo Cuneo of Ruca Malen Winery in Mendoza, Argentina have teamed up to make wine pairing easy. Their ever changing menu focuses on local cuisine is paired with wines that Pablo Cuneo makes. It's like a match made in heaven.

  • Exploring Richmond, British Colombia

    Incredible Asian Food

    By: Susan Cohn - Aug 05th, 2016

    In the late 1980s, the Canadian Pacific Coast city of Richmond, British Columbia, known to most as the location of Vancouver International Airport, welcomed a wave of new residents, mostly from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China. By 2013, Richmond had an immigrant population of 60%, with 50% of residents identifying as Chinese.

  • Quinta Do Martelo, Terceira Islands, the Azores

    Visit a Village Restored to Old World Charm

    Gilberto Vieira
    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jan 25th, 2016

    Old world charm has been restored to Quinta Do Martelo by Gilberto Vieira and his staff of workers at this Terceira Island gem. A four star restaurant serving organic food, all grown on the farm, highlights dishes from a bygone era. The guesthouse rooms evoke a different era.

  • Visiting Ogunquit Maine

    Number One Beach Town in New England

    Maine
    By: Sandy Katz - Jan 19th, 2016

    Yankee Magazine just named Ogunquit #1 of 25 Best Beach Towns in New England. It was tops in picturesque quality, shopping, accessibility, natural life and many more assets.

  • Sailing from Boston to Montreal

    Holland America's Luxury Cruise

    Sandy
    By: Sandy and Gerry Katz - Jan 15th, 2016

    Much of a cruise is predictable and then there are those surprises that catch you off-guard. As I was literally running through the gift shop area to get to my next activity, a lovely young lady stopped me and encouraged me to put my name in the bowl for a watch prize that was about to happen. Lo and behold, my name was called and I won the men's watch

  • Tanglewood's List of Vendors for Grand Tasting

    Aug. 15 International Wines Paired with Local Food

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Aug 14th, 2015

    The list of vendors for the 10th Annual Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic is part of the slide show. For foodies this is August 15 event is eagerly anticipated.

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