Monthly Archives: August 2022

I Think I Finally May Understand Bordeaux Wines…

Today’s lunch was one of the most instructive experiments I’ve had about food and wine. I’ve never been a fan of Bordeaux wines. I started buying them in 1985 (because they were supposed to be the best), but I have … Continue reading

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Lunch with an Old Friend Yesterday, Dinner Alone Today

Carol has been a good friend for 37 years, but it has been awhile since we’d seen each other. That was remedied yesterday when she came over for lunch. The menu choices were selected around vegetables and good breads. She … Continue reading

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Creamed Corn and Scallops Al Forno, and Ikarian Summertime Soufiko

One of my favorite dishes ever was a bowl of soup from Al Forno restaurant in Providnce, RI. The recipe is startlingly simple: I tried making it the first time back in 2005, and it was perfectly delicious. This week … Continue reading

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Sven Fish — Flounder and Peruvian Bay Scallops

I have a new preferred fish supplier recently — Sven Fish. The convenience is unmatched, and the quality and selection are very good. Yesterday is a good example of why I like them. I ordered my fish online before midnight … Continue reading

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Today I celebrated my 81st birthday. August 15th was also Julia Child’s birthday. Naturally, food and wine played important roles in the festivities. It was also a good time to adopt the Italian saying shown above. Now I have a … Continue reading

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Beets Vinegar Salt

I have no idea what I would do without vinegar and salt. Fortunately, over the years, I have found access to some of the best salt and vinegar products in the world. A great example of the importance of these … Continue reading

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