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Inspiration and Necessities: The Development of a New Recipe

Last night it was my turn to cook.  We had not made pasta for a week, so it was a no-brainer for me.  I would make pasta.  But which one? When choosing what to cook, I get my inspiration from … Continue reading

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The Next-to-Last Meal from the Spanish Octopus — Greek-Style

Lunch on Friday was a simpler affair with my friend, the octopus.  I decided to minimize the cooking, so I did what one might do for lunch in Greece, with these tentacles on hand.  I gathered up typical side dishes … Continue reading

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Ode to the Octopus

An octopus is a remarkable creature.  It appears to be one of the most intelligent beings on the planet.  It also happens to be a delicious and very healthy food, which is what initially interested me the most. I have … Continue reading

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Spring Travels — Spain

Aaron and I took off for Spain and Portugal in early March.  We had a few days in Barcelona, followed by three days in Priorat and Montsant, visiting wineries and the towns of Tarragona and Falset.  I won’t give you … Continue reading

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Before My Spring Travels

I was traveling in Europe for most of March and half of April, and I plan to tell you about food and wine highlights from there shortly.  But before I do that, let me throw in a few food/wine remembrances … Continue reading

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Tidbits from the Past Three Months

I’ve been AWOL (Away Without Leave — military jargon) from my blogging for three months.  You can attribute it to my teaching activities, the holidays, sheer laziness, or all of the above.  In any case, too much has gone by … Continue reading

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Some New/Updated Pages

Featured Gallery — Firenze 1988 https://dgourmac.wordpress.com/featured-gallery/ Food, Wine and Travel Collage https://dgourmac.wordpress.com/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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Weekend Meals, Back Home

Friday night dinner After the New York trip, the weekend back at home was diverse and very enjoyable, too.  Friday night we were at our friends David and Susan’s home for Shabbat dinner, which included another couple as well.  The … Continue reading

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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2

Source: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2

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