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  • A Glut of Tomato

    Tips, Quips and Recepies

    By: Nancy Bishop - Aug 28th, 2017

    I’ll let you in on my recipe for the best pasta sauce ever. Roasting the tomatoes adds a certain nutty, burnt richness to the sauce.

  • Church Supper in Pittsfield

    German Dinner at Zion Lutheran Church

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 30th, 2017

    Last night we enjoyed a fabulous German dinner with 200 or so other celebrants at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. For just $12 there was a traditional feast of hand rolled, beef rouladen with red cabbage, noodles, and a vegetable medley. That ended with delicious Black Forest cake.

  • On TAP in Portugal

    Wine Tour Day Two

    By: Charles Giuliano - Nov 23rd, 2017

    The wine tasting officially started in the late morning on the terrace of Quinta da Alorna. Some dozen or so wines later, after an elegant lunch, we flew to another region and Esporao. There was a third tasting and dinner at Monte da Ravasquaira. It was lights out at 2 AM then back on the bus at 9 AM. It was a pace that continued for the three day TAP Wine Tour.

  • TAP Tap Tap in Portugal

    Day Three of a Wine Tour

    By: Charles Giuliano - Nov 24th, 2017

    By day two of the TAP Wine Tour we were locked into an endurance marathon. We tasted the wines of several regions; the Alentejo, Dao and Douro. Off schedule by two hours we arrived after dark at the venerable and ancient Quinta do Bomfim Symington. After a long hard day I passed on a late dinner that ended at 1:30 AM. The extra sleep helped to get back on track for the third and final day of the program which ended in Porto.

  • TAP Gala

    Annual Awards Celebration for Wine and Tourism

    By: Charles Giuliano - Nov 26th, 2017

    For its annual TAP Gala the Portuguese airline pulled out all the stops. It was a spectacular evening of food, drink, awards and entertanment. There were some 350 VIP guests assembled in a vast Porto warehouse. The event ran well past midnight ending with a performance by renowned Fado singer, Ana Moura.

  • Tinazzi Winery and Cooking Class

    Drink Chiaretto While Making Pasta

    By: Philip S, Kampe - Nov 30th, 2017

    One of my favorite wineries in Italy, Tinazzi, is actually two wineries. One near Lake Garda and the other is in the boot of Italy, in Puglia. Both wineries are family run and produce affordable wines.

  • TAP Enhances the Portuguese Experience

    Michelin Star Chefs And Top Portuguese Wines on Flights

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Dec 01st, 2017

    TAP Airlines cares about their country and customers. Somewhat like a tourism company, TAP prepares you for a Portuguese experience starting 40,000 feet above the earth. Fine Portuguese wines are paired with dishes designed by Michelin Star Chefs. There are videos that educate the viewer about the Portuguese experience.

  • Exploring Porto

    Winding Down an Adventure in Portugal

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 03rd, 2017

    My pre Thanksgiving travel in Portugal ended with a weekend in Porto. With 2.4 million inhabitants it is the small nation's second largest city. On a glorious, summer-like afternoon a highlight of the adventure was a river cruise in the romantic City of Bridges.

  • Sears Fine Food

    A Frisco Ham and Egger

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 06th, 2017

    When in Frisco a landmark for hearty breakfast is Sears Fine Food steps from Union Square. There are lines from morning through dinner. Mostly the ham and egger, which was founded in 1938, is famous for Swedish pancakes.

  • Deval Patrick Initiates Food For Thought

    Series Launched At Hancock Shaker Village

    By: Philip S. Kampe - May 08th, 2017

    Ex-Governor, Deval Patrick, will host the first, 'Food For Thought', speaker series at Hancock Shaker Village on Friday, May 12th. He will talk over dinner about his autobiography, A Reason To Believe.

  • Top Rated Mews in Provincetown

    Fine Dining with a View

    By: Charles Giuliano - Apr 05th, 2017

    Provincetown

  • Fanizzi’s by the Sea

    Provincetown Waterfront Dining

    By: Charles Giuliano - Apr 04th, 2017

    Early in Spring, while the town with narrow streets still sleeps, we found that Fanizzi’s by the Sea 539 Commercial St, Provincetown is open year round. On a Sunday night we popped in for the early bird specials. A window table with its harbor view was delightful.

  • Cafe Sabarsky at the Neue Gallery

    Out of this World Cabaret

    By: Susan Halll - Mar 10th, 2017

    Serge Sabarsky was co-founded of the Neue Gallery, one of the most learned and charming places in New York. Cafe Sabarsky offers an Austrian menu. Often you can find cabaraet Artists like Rachelle Garniez performing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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