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  • A Tale Of Two Chefs

    Pandemic Relief Online

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Aug 04th, 2020

    The pandemic has turned many us into food junkies, where online viewing of food shows is at a all time high. Travel show viewing is a close second. My family follows suit and have found two outstanding communicators to follow. This is my story about them.

  • Fred Plotkin: Renaissance Man

    Renowned Expert on Italian food and Opera

    By: Jessica Robinson - Jul 23rd, 2020

    Fred Plotkin notes: “I am not a singer or musician, yet my working life has a lot of similarities in that most of my income is derived from appearing in front of audiences in places of public assembly. People buy tickets to what I do so, of course, that means that all of my contracts, all of my speaking engagements, have been canceled until November.”

  • Michelin Star Cafe Boulud At Blantyre

    Blantyre Is a Berkshires Gilded Age Mansion

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Jul 19th, 2020

    Chef Daniel Boulud, a two star Michelin Chef at 'Daniel' in Manhattan has brought his crew to run his one star Michelin restauarant, 'Cafe Boulud' at the Gilded Age Mansion, Blantyre (Lenox, Massachusetts). The French inspired restaurant will remain open, Wednesday to Sunday, through mid-October.

  • Corona Cookbook: Lasagna

    Wild with Mushrooms

    By: Edward Rubin - Jul 18th, 2020

    lasagna

  • Corona Cookbook: Wiener Crown Roast

    A Culinary Classic

    By: Harry Bikes - Jul 14th, 2020

    For a fesive summer feast, that's fun for the whole faimily, try a Wiener Crown Roast. It has the eye appeal of a pricey crown roast but at just a fraction of the cost. With the proper boxed wine or cheap beer this is a meal fit for a king.

  • Corona Cookbook: Stuffed Squid

    A Family Recipe

    By: Phillip S. Kampe - Jul 11th, 2020

    Squid

  • Corona Cookbook: Squid Salad

    Served Cold for Summer

    By: Phillip S. Kampe - Jul 08th, 2020

    squid

  • Corona Cookbook: Basil Pasta

    Fresh From the Garden

    By: Phillip S. Kampe - Jul 07th, 2020

    Basil

  • Corona Cookbook: Duck Legs

    Orange Ginger Sauce

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 06th, 2020

    Duck

  • Corona Cookbook: Cucumber Soup

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 28th, 2020

    Cuke

  • Corona Cookbook: Baked Splatchcock Chicken

    Cooking from Old Cape Cod

    By: Erica H. Adams - May 08th, 2020

    Erica is an artist/ photographer who lives on Cape Cod. We keep up with her on Facebook.

  • Corona Cookbook: Congee

    With Cubed Potato and Cabbage

    By: Pippy Giuliano - May 07th, 2020

    While Pippy Giuliano is a vegetarian she superbly prepares meat for her husband Yuri. This is a breakfast or dinner that they both enjoy.

  • Corona Cookbook: Leg of Lamb

    Marinated Over Night

    By: Phillip S. Kampe - May 07th, 2020

    This preparation of boneless leg of lamb entails overnight marination. The Greeks prefer to serve it fully cooked.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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