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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.

  • Lucia’s Latin Kitchen

    Relocating to a Lee Mass Landmark.

    By: Pit Bulls - May 24th, 2019

    Latino.

  • Tacos Ring the Bell

    Route 20 Out of Pittsfield

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 24th, 2019

    Meeting on a Saturday afteroon in the dead of winter the agenda was a wine stating at Spirited in Lenox. First lunch at a new taco joint just up the road from Pittsfield.

  • Wairau River in New Zealand

    Top Family Estate Winery

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jan 07th, 2019

    Phil and Chris Rose and their five siblings and extended family run and manage this rare family estate in the Marlborough region of the South Island of New Zealand. Besides bottling amazing wines, the winery is hailed as a mecca for local foods, all served in their Cellar Door restaurant. The food was so exquisite that a recipe is included in this article.

  • Campania's Giuseppe Maglione Follows Tradition

    The New Generation Of Pizza Makers

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Dec 18th, 2018

    Following his grandmothers footsteps, Giuseppe Maglione is the new generation of pizza makers that dot the Campania food scene. Pizza dough is his canvas and he is the artist. We visited recdently in Avellino.

  • Add Spice To Your Life

    Mixing It Up in the Kitchen

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 08th, 2018

    During the busy summer season in the Berkshires we eat and run. Winter is for more elaborate, experimental meals. On every level it means putting more spice in your life. Since Labor Day we have been having fun experimenting in the kitchen.

  • Traditional Kegel's Inn

    German Food in Milwaukee

    By: Charles Giuliano - Apr 03rd, 2018

    Awesome German food.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Linda’s Café in North Adams

    Berkshire Diners and Dives

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 11th, 2019

    Across the street from our loft in North Adams is the breakfast and lunch joint Linda's Cafe. When out and about doing errands it's an option for cheap grub. Joe and Jodi urged me to do more local restaurant reviews. On my own dime this is what I came up with. If you're a tourist don't bother to read this. Locals come for the awesome blueberry pancakes.