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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Oyster Monday at Grand Central Oyster Bar

    Not Exactly, Red Grouper and Wine Complete the Meal

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

    Some days I think more about food than others. Today was one of those days. Oysters were on my mind. A bell went off in my head and said, "Well if you want oysters, there is no better place in Manhattan than the Grand Central Oyster Bar".

  • Lobster Thermidor for British Christmas

    Made Me Green with Envy

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 26th, 2015

    Britain's Jane Baker was among the artists living near South Station back in the day. She was an incredible fashion designer. Jane created a complete set of outfits to go on a cruise with the legendary Oona Tropicana who was rumored to be mobbed up. During a recent holiday chin wag she revealed that she served lobster thermidor to her extended family for Christmas. That made me bonkers with envy.

  • From Syria to Sonoma

    The Voyages of Elias Hanna

    Christine Hanna
    By: Philip S. Kampe - Nov 05th, 2015

    Elias Hanna moved from Syria to America to further his education. Eventually, he was awarded a medical doctor degree and practiced during the Viet Nam war era. He never forgot the principles and values he grew up with, one being farming. This is the story of what evolved.

  • Daniel Toral Wins 6th Annual Sommelier Slam

    Ten Competitors, One winner

    By: Philip S.Kampe - Nov 01st, 2015

    It was fierce competition at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint,Brooklyn, where the sixth annual sommelier slam competition took place. The contestants had to know wine theory, master wine pairings and then sell their pairings to the jurors.

  • Gravy

    Dinner in Naples with Paulie Walnuts

    By: Charles Giuliano - Oct 06th, 2015

    Pasta made with the ink of octopus or squid served with tiny clams is a great Italian delicacy. But not to Paulie Walnuts in Naples during an episode of the Sopranos.

  • Rastas in P'Town

    Taste of Home Cooking

    Irie
    By: Charles Giuliano - Oct 02nd, 2015

    With seasonal work visas the Jamaicans staff Provincetown restaurants and motels. For a good meal that reminds them of home there is takeout at the colorful food shack on Shankpainter road. The goat curry stew we tried was simply divine.

  • Newport Wine and Food Festival

    Historical Newport Hosts New England's Finest Event

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Sep 24th, 2015

    Newport, Rhode Island and the Mansions of Newport host New England's premier wine and food festival this weekend. Celebrity hosts, Martha Stewart ,Jacques Pepin, as well as Jacques Torres are just a few of the star filled foodie lineup. Over 400 wines will be poured this weekend, as well as two dozen top restaurants that will serve their specialties.

  • 'A Second Helping of Life'

    A Benefit with a Cause

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Sep 24th, 2015

    Helping to defeat breast and ovarian cancer is the goal of many persons and organizations in the world. The bond and urgency to defeat this disease that affects over 320,000 new patients yearly is universal.

  • Big E (Eastern Stats Exposition) in West Springfield

    Fun from September 18th through October 4th

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Sep 18th, 2015

    The Big E runs for 17 days, September 18 through October 4th, at its permanent location, the fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The fair is open from 8am to 10pm daily. The carnival midway hours are from 10am to 11pm. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children 6-12 years old.

  • Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic 2015

    Packed House Under the Hawthorne Tent

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Aug 18th, 2015

    The Berkshires' premier wine & food festival was a hit to the 1,000 plus patrons who wined and dined on local food and international wine.

  • Exploring Mexican Cuisine

    Vallarta Food Tours

    Mexico
    By: Susan Cohn - Aug 14th, 2015

    In addition to the Pitallal neighborhood tour, Vallarta Food Tours offers a day tour that explores Puerto Vallarta’s centro and old town neighborhoods, with sampling of mole enchiladas, traditional ceviche tostadas, tacos from an authentic taco stand, traditional drinks, and regional candies.

  • 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.

  • Fishing

    No Luck with NOAA

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 05th, 2015

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regulates fishing. They say there's no cod out there. Tell that to lobstermen with their traps clogged.

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