Category Archives: Wine

June Dinner for Friends

Friday night I went into Boston for a late visit to Eataly.  I’ve been looking forward to visiting the store again.  They have excellent fresh produce and fish, and a superb array of specialties in jars and pasta in packages.  … Continue reading

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Letter to the Winemaker, Bryan Harrington: Greek Dinner with a 2011 Harrington Charbono

Dear Bryan, One of the hazards of making great wines is that your delighted customers are prone to writing to you with the consumption of each miraculous bottle. Such was my experience tonight with 2011 Charbono.  This is just the … Continue reading

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Rampant Eclecticism — for Lunch

Flavorful ingredients, no matter how disparate, can make for an excellent meal, if you are creative…and lucky. Today’s lunch is a case in point.  The origins of this meal can be attributed to such distant places as Greece (leftover Briami … Continue reading

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The Amalfi Coast – 2017

Ten years earlier I had made a very similar trip alone, so I felt well-prepared to share the experience with Barbara this time around.  We stayed at the Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi, one of the Leading Hotels of the … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend in Napoli (and Dublin)

In mid-April Barbara and I took a trip to Campania — Naples and the Amalfi Coast.  Thanks to Joe Brancatelli and his travel newsletter that I subscribe to, I had been able to buy some terrific business class tickets on … Continue reading

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Working Backwards, from Most Recent….

Now let’s see, where were we…. I have not posted anything except for a little music since March.  That may be because I haven’t spent two straight weeks at home since the end of January.  Traveling and teaching have consumed … Continue reading

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Quick Culinary Excursion — Another Pasta Dish

Most often my daytime menu is driven by two forces in the kitchen: available ingredients desired cookware Today’s Sunday lunch was a good example.  It started with a relatively new cast iron skillet I purchased recently from Food52 and was … Continue reading

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