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Truths on Tartufata

“If I can’t have too many truffles, I’ll do without truffles.”  So is famously quoted of Colette (1873-1954) who also said: “Nothing ages a woman like living in the country”. Truffles have fascinated for centuries. The less we know, the … Continue reading

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Matches Go Up in Flames

This writer is fed up to the back teeth with the painful extremes folks go to in matching wine and food. Is it the artichokes or the chocolate, the spices or that porchetta that have them itching to find a … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, AOC, Apulia, Beef, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Burgundy, Dry Martini, Food travel, French Regional Foods, Negroni, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet Fermiers, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Rare Roast Sirloin, Real Italy, Rice, Risotto, Simple Food, Sout West France Cuisine, South West French Cuisine, Southern Italy, supermarkets, Terroir, Tire Bouchon, Tomato Sauce for Pasta, Traditions at Table, Wine Making and Viticulture, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Food, Patina and a Famous Belgian

“I arrived in the USA as an immigrant in 1948 pretty much on the eve of Thanksgiving and my first feast was such a meal. I did not understand the combination of all the elements, all were foreign to a … Continue reading

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