Drink Chiaretto While Making PastaBy: - 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.
Michelin Star Chefs And Top Portuguese Wines on FlightsBy: - 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.
Winding Down an Adventure in PortugalBy: - 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.
German Food in MilwaukeeBy: - Apr 03rd, 2018
Awesome German food.
Mixing It Up in the KitchenBy: - 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.
The New Generation Of Pizza MakersBy: - 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.
Top Family Estate WineryBy: - 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.
Route 20 Out of PittsfieldBy: - 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.
Relocating to a Lee Mass Landmark.By: - May 24th, 2019
Berkshire Diners and DivesBy: - 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.
Jane Hudson's Fried RiceBy: - May 03rd, 2020
The Williamstown based artist, poet, musician and philosophe, Jane Hudon, launches a new feature for Berkhire Fine Arts. During this time of isolation we invte you to share what's cooking.
Food and Wine Critic Phil KampeBy: - May 04th, 2020
Food, wine and travel writer Phil Kampe is a superb home cook. Hunkered down in the Berkshires he creates intutitive responses to family recipes and extrensive travel with Maria Reveley. We have much enjoyed his masterful cuisine.
From Artist Linda O'BrienBy: - May 04th, 2020
An artist neighbor, Linda Obrien, of the Eclipse Mill in North Adams is an amazing home chef. Food for her is a passion. We have been fortunate to share meals with her and Opie.
Easy and VersatileBy: - May 25th, 2020
Frittata is a standard tapas item in Spanish bars. It's super easy and versatile to do at home. The basic ingredients are eggs, onion and potato. Beyond that anything goes. We cooked with peas, kalamata olive and capers. There are lots of other options. In an iron skillet there was enough for two meals.