Monthly Archives: April 2018


This weekend I did some experimenting with ingredients.  One effort was built around two artisan flours from Italy, Pane Nero and Maiorca,  from Sicily.   Gustiamo is the source for these in the US.  I decided to try making ravioli, using … Continue reading

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Uruguayan Wine Dinner at La Bodega by Salts

One of my favorite dining choices some time ago was a Uruguayan restaurant, Salts, in Cambridge.  They closed that location  a few years back.  Then, the chef, Gabriel, decided to build their own place, and with the help of a … Continue reading

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Late April Meals — Vegetables and Beans of All Kinds

Asparagus that is good and fresh — even if not local — is an early sign of Spring.  It begins a long procession of long-awaited vegetables, usually accompanied by grains and/or beans.  So it was this late, cold, damp April. … Continue reading

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Some New/Updated Pages

Featured Gallery — Firenze 1988 Food, Wine and Travel Collage      

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April Food and Wine

April has been a good month (for food and wine, anyway), and it’s only half over.  Here is a sprinkling of highlights. Mucci Winemakers Event Nick Mucci and his brother, James, import some superb natural Italian wines from small, artisan … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Lunch

One of the concepts we learn early in the process of appreciating wines and their origins is the notion that one should often match with the cuisine from the region in which the grapes are grown.  That process works well … Continue reading

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