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A Dinner with Destiny

A Dinner with Destiny   10,000 Miles, 200 Years, 6 Generations “Some food and wine dinners are all about the pairing, then there are those rare occasions, maybe only a handful of times in a...

All Dressed Up in a Sour Place

All Dressed Up in a Sour Place "Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course." William Shakespeare   The taste of Place The French term Choucroute Garni, means ‘dressed...

The Black Prince and a Hill of Beans

The Black Prince and a Hill of Beans “Cassoulet, like life itself, is not so simple as it seems.” -Paula Wolfert   The Black Prince The prince was born Edward of Woodstock, into the House of Plantagenet and...

Wonder Wall

Wonder Wall For many people, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the mark-up on wines in restaurants, the significantly higher prices -often for the same wines- we are asked to pay when compared to...

Chapter 265

  Chapter 265   A list of the requirements to live a happy life: Freedom Self Sufficiency Friendship Thought Wine Bread & Cheese -Epicurus, (#Note: Epicurus was an avowed teetotal, the author here has substituted water with wine)   Epicurus  The famous Greek philosopher Epicurus...

Tango in Saigon

    Octo bills itself as a 'restobar' -having weaved down a small alley, climbed a rickety staircase, up past multiple, mixed businesses on each floor until lost, deep in the bowels of a decaying remnant,...

Dim Sum & Wine

For a great many centuries, ever since their origins on the silk road as a snack to go with Yum Cha, (literally drinking tea) the small morsels of delicious food known as Dim Sum...

The Art of Imperfection

  Mike Wong at Kanji restaurant has been a chef of Japanese cuisine for over twenty five years, learning the many disciplines of Japanese cooking under several masters. Working under such masters is rigorous, “They...

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