Category Archives: Wine

Return to NYC for Two Days of Food Exploration

Having grown up in New York City, I’ve always been comfortable going back there for several days to enjoy the diversity and treasures of the Big Apple. One or two trips a year — just for food, wine, and friends … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Dinner

We were very much in the mood for vegetables one night, so I explored the refrigerator and came up with an attractive and healthful dinner. No recipes this time, just taking each vegetable and cooking it in a way that … Continue reading

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Sole Fillets

We had some uncooked fresh sole fillets from a recent dinner, so I decided to make a simple, quick lunch by wrapping them in prosciutto and sautéing them in a nonstick pan. This time I substituted Swiss Chard for Arugula, … Continue reading

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Buttery Pasta with Lemon and Almonds

A couple of weeks ago, Melissa Clark posted an attractive dish in the New York Times Cooking website, so I gave it a try. We didn’t have Arugula, so I used Spinach instead. It worked out beautifully, especially with the … Continue reading

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Gravlax for the New Year

In keeping with our pescatarian theme, we started the new year with an old favorite, Gravlax. This Swedish invention for curing fish is a marvelous invention: tasty, versatile, can be part of almost any meal, and it’s not that hard … Continue reading

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Year-End Seafood Splurge

Since I am not bound by the timing around Christmas, I chose to do my Seven Fishes extravaganza over a few days at the end of the year. The seafood was purchased during the past week from two key suppliers, … Continue reading

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Tourlou

As the summer drew to a close with the warm days we had in November, it seemed appropriate to have one more of the wonderful baked vegetable dishes we enjoy with nature’s bounty. This one is called “Tourlou”, and it … Continue reading

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Porcini-Infused Pasta with Vegetables

Recently, I have had success with my homemade pastas. Some of the more creative ventures involved adding flavors, using porcini powder or unsweetened cocoa to the flour mixture. Here is a short story of the second time I tried the … Continue reading

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Rockport MA & Tuba Skinny

Music has always been an important part of my life. This year we discovered and fell in love with a New Orleans-style band, Tuba Skinny. As soon as we learned that they would be performing at the Shalin Liu Center … Continue reading

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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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